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Uri Herscher’s and the Skirball Cultural Center: ‘Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude’

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/cover_story/article/uri_herschers_and_the_skirball_cultural_center_gratitude_gratitude_gratitud

One day in early March 1954, Uri Herscher, just 12 at the time, ran away from his parents. His father, Joseph, a cabinetmaker, and mother, Lucy, a laundress, were having trouble making ends meet living in Israel. Together with Uri and his younger brother, Eli, they were meant to leave from Haifa the next morning to travel to the United States. There, the family would find a new home in San Jose, Calif., a thriving middle-class community with very few Jews, where Joseph’s sister had already set down roots.

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