Helen Glucksman a”h was born Chana Rochel in Wielopole, Poland in 1919. Though she grew up in a very religious family, Chana was fascinated with stories about America where many of her aunts and uncles lived. Through a wealthy uncle who visited Poland yearly, she convinced her parents to let her travel to America where she would live with an observant aunt and uncle and their three teenage daughters. That was September in 1938 and Chana never imagined she would never see her family again.
In spite of tragedy, Chana was determined to learn English and soon after married and started a family. She was innately driven to improve her life through education. She loved to sew, bake, read and beautify her home.
Helen’s family has established a scholarship to honor her memory at the Emunah College of Arts & Technology. Each year 2 young women, who have demonstrated talent, academic excellence and need will receive this scholarship. Helen’s family felt the school’s mission represents the heart of her love for the arts and design. In addition, She was an avid supporter of Emunah, especially in her senior years while residing in Deerfield Beach, Florida.