Stand With Us was founded in 2001 in response to the misinformation that surrounds the Middle East conflict, and the inappropriate often anti-Semitic language used about Israel and/or the Jewish people worldwide. StandWithUs has offices and chapters around the world and is dedicated to empowering Israel supporters with a wide variety of materials, resources and tools in order to be able to effectively combat the growing anti-Israel campaigns and speakers.
This is the story of a great man, a Holocaust survivor. His name was Jay Shalmoni. Every member of his family was murdered in Auschwitz; parents and siblings. He emerged from the war alone. The tattoo on his arm was A7661.
"When the war ended, he spent a year as part of the "Bricha" helping survivors make their way across Europe to Israel. After the year, he got on board one of the boats headed for the promised land. As the British were about to board his boat, he jumped ship, swam to land and was immediately drafted into the Haganah. After the war, he ended up guarding the home of Chaim Weizmann. He also ended up marrying my mother, after her divorce. I was 21 at the time. They were so happy together, and Jay was everyone's best friend. Including mine.
The photo on the left shows Jay with his first grandchild, my eldest daughter. Today I remember Jay Shalmoni. Actually, I think of him every day. He continues to provide some of the wind beneath my wings."
- Roz Rothstein, CEO and Co-founder of StandWithUs #NeverAgain
Jewish children from Hungary singing Hatikvah in the 1930's. Almost all of these children were murdered by the Nazis in the years to come and would never live to see the recreation of the state of Israel. Today we honor their memories.