"I think [my grandmother] made a lot of friends at the synagogue—at Beth Jacob. She did stay in touch with her family in Europe. She had some sisters who actually left Germany before the war. They lived in the Paris area. She did go back to Germany once, and also to France to visit with her family there. But after that she came back and never went back.
They were very religiously observant. On the – what would have been around their 40th wedding anniversary, there was a very special ceremony where they donated a torah to the synagogue.
It was in 1961, so a year before I was born."