It was such a wonderful day in New York City, and I wanted to get out there to not only feed my body with sunshine and physical activity, but I wanted to feed my mind, which I think is just as important.

Reading, museums, art galleries, plays, broadway shows. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing artists and landmarks here in the city, but I know wherever you are in the world they are there. You just have to search them out and GO!

I knew I wanted to visit a Museum and was thinking of maybe MOMA or the MET, which I’ve been too before, but when my beautiful friend suggested the : ‘Museum of Jewish Heritage’ I was ready for something new and fresh, a change from the usual. I think opening up your horizons is essential for opening up your mind.

Created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust, the Museum honors those who died by celebrating their lives—cherishing the traditions that they embraced, examining their achievements and faith, and affirming the vibrant worldwide Jewish community that is their legacy today. New generations are taught how to recognize and fight contemporary instances of injustice and oppression.

 


It was sad, enlightening, heart-breaking, eye-opening, heroic all rolled into one. When you are taken through the entire story of the beginning of the Holocaust to the end, you are literally blown away… WHY? and HOW? did such a thing happen. My mind is still reeling from all of it.

It truly puts everything into perspective which is so important to do. I think we have to consistently  do this because we become so consumed in our own world, which is ok, because we do have to look after ourselves. BUT we also can’t forget what is constantly happening around us.

If you are in the New York City area. I highly suggest that you go, it is located in the most beautiful park area in Battery park, and has an absolutely stunning view of the Statue of Liberty. This is the picture I took just steps from the front door. Love and peace was felt all around.

Visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage NYC