Sally Gecel has honored her paternal grandfather Leib Gluck, who was born in Jaroslav,
Poland, a thriving Jewish city in the Carpathian Mountains. Gluck worked as a wood
dealer in Jaroslav, but was murdered by the Nazis when they tied his feet to the
back of a horse-drawn wagon and dragged him through streets with his head striking
the cobblestones. Gecel shared her family’s horrific experiences during Holocaust
remembrance time when she taught at the Temple for eleven years.