One of the Most Powerful Vegan-Advocacy Lectures Anyone Will Ever Hear
On Sunday, May 17 in Baltimore, Alex Hershaft delivered a presentation at a JVNA event titled "From the Warsaw Ghetto to a Life of Compassion."
It is no exaggeration to say that it was one of the most powerful vegan-advocacy lectures ever delivered.
Alex, a JVNA Advisory Council member and Holocaust survivor, gave a dramatic, emotional account of how he and his mother escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto and barely stayed one step ahead of the Gestapo for the rest of the war.
He then described how his terrible ordeal as a victim of Nazi oppression has motivated him to devote his life to championing the cause of exploited animals.
Although Alex has been a pioneer in farmed-animal advocacy as the legendary founder and president of the Farm Animal Rights Movement, he has only recently begun delivering his lecture about the connection to his Holocaust experiences.
Fresh off of a speaking tour in Israel, he spoke at Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue. The presentation was co-sponsored by The Humane League, Vegan Outreach, Great Sage Restaurant, The Vegetarian Resource Group, and Farm Animal Rights Movement.
We are endeavoring to replicate this event in Jewish venues across the country, particularly in Washington, New York and Philadelphia. If you’re interested in having Alex deliver this powerful, high-impact lecture at your synagogue, JCC, Holocaust center, church, school, or Hillel, please contact us.
View Alex Hershaft's recent presentation here:
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