Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Final Reminder - Walk for Holocaust Education This May




We are ONE day away from the start of Journey For The Living — a national fitness challenge that builds awareness and raises money for Holocaust education. 

Beginning tomorrow, May 1st, walk, run, or ride at least 15 miles in May to represent the journey that Mark Schonwetter (a Holocaust survivor) walked in one night, along with his sister and mother, to escape the Nazis to a ghetto where they thought they would be safer.

There’s still time to sign up as an individual participant or team to support Holocaust education. By #TakingTheJourney, you will provide grants for educators to teach anti-hate initiatives, respect, and kindness to students nationwide.




We're Doing Something Special This Year: #TakeTheJourney


Throughout the Journey For The Living challenge, we’ll provide prompts for each mile of your trek to reflect and learn lessons about kindness and respect. We invite you to share your reflections on each mile by:


1) Tagging us on social media @MSHEFoundation


2) Sending us an email at


We look forward to hearing how #TakingTheJourney impacts you this month.



2024 Prize Levels:



The participant that raises the largest amount of money in May will get a $50 Amazon Gift Card.


The participant that walks the largest number of miles in May will get a $50 Amazon Gift Card.



Live near Livingston, NJ? Join us on May 5th at the live Kickoff Event with our Voice of Kindness recipient!

In addition to your remote participation, you can join our Journey For The Living Kickoff Event THIS SUNDAY alongside our Voice of Kindness Award recipient, award-winning journalist, and WABC co-anchor Michelle Charlesworth.

At 11:30 AM on May 5th, Mark and Michelle will symbolically walk around the Livingston Oval to kick off JFTL. Register now online, and indicate that you’ll be joining us in-person on Sunday!



Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Our Foundation wishes to thank the following companies and individuals that have sponsored The Journey For The Living Challenge:



Honoree Sponsors




Bib Sponsors




Raffle Sponsors


Air Group


H. Arnold Wood Turning / HA Stiles


ISF Jewels


Silvercast Media



Partner in the Journey


The Elster Family Charitable Foundation


Eskow Family Foundation


Lapkin Foundation


Gary & Stacy Wayne


Vornado Realty Trust


Robert and Judith Atlas Family Foundation


The Conforti Family


Michael & Holly Ash



Ambassador in the Journey


Ray Catena BMW of Westchester


Rhodes Family




Roger Enterprises Inc.


Rori & Bobby Denholtz


Sandra Ash


Seltzer Financial Services


Sudler Foundation


Ruth & Steven Katz Family Foundation


Pucciarello Family


Fana Jewelry


Day’s Jewelers




Fortunoff Fine Jewelry

Hayley & Ross Dinerman


Staci & Glen Weiss and Family