Holocaust Survivor Cookbook Helps Israelis in Need

Mickey, Harvey, Jonathan, Sarah, and Joanne Caras give second $18,000 check to Carmei Ha’ir Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem.
Joanne Caras and her husband Harvey of Port St Lucie, FL visited their sons and daughter-in-law in Jerusalem for Passover. Joanne brought with her a check for $18,000 for the Carmei Ha’ir Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem.

“This is the second donation we have made from the sale of the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. Last December my daughter Rachel brought the first check,” Joanne explained. "The donation is made on behalf of the entire Caras family and everyone who has purchased a copy of the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook.”

Carmei Ha’ir serves over 500 meals each day to poor and hungry Israeli’s. Joanne first visited the Soup Kitchen in 2005. She was so impressed that she came home determined to raise money to support them.

For two years, the Caras family worked tirelessly to collect recipes and stories from Holocaust Survivors. Joanne then compiled them into an unforgettable Holocaust Survivor Cookbook.

Proceeds from every cookbook sold benefit Carmei Ha’ir. “To date we have raised $36,000 for Carmei Ha’ir and over $120,000 in total for Jewish charities.” Joanne said. “Our goal is to raise $1 million for Carmei Ha’ir, and millions more for Jewish groups all over the world”, Joanne said. “In total we would like to sell 6 million cookbooks as a tribute to the memory of those Jews who did not survive the Holocaust.”

“Right now the demand is so overwhelming that we are on our third printing.” Joanne said. “We have shipped cookbooks form Florida to Canada, New York to California, and all over the world.”

“We have touched the hearts of thousands of people.”

Cookbooks can be purchased at the retail price for personal use, or they can be purchased in large quantities at the wholesale price by groups who want to sell them to their members as a fundraiser. Holocaust Survivor Cookbooks can be ordered at wholesale or retail by going to their website www.survivorcookbook.org