Valley Chabad’s Eternal Flame drew more than 250 people on October 24 to hear Holocaust survivor Dr. Jacob Eisenbach talk about “What Begins With Intolerance and Hate Ends in Violence and Genocide” for the group’s annual lecture. The meeting was at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton. Dr. Eisenbach is the subject of Karen McCartney’s book, “Where You Go, I Go: The Astonishing Life of Dr. Jacob Eisenbach, Holocaust Survivor and Busy Dentist at 92.”

The Feder family of Woodcliff Lake with Dr. Eisenbach.

His talk was accompanied by a slideshow highlighting his life with his parents and four siblings before the war, and how he was sent to concentration camps. He was his family’s sole survivor.

After the war, Dr. Eisenbach came to the United States, studied dentistry at the University of Iowa, practiced for 60 years, and retired two years ago, when he was 92.

Today Dr. Eisenbach considers it his life’s mission to tell his story and the importance of fighting hate and bigotry to all people, particularity to young people.

Eternal Flame is a project of Valley Chabad and the George and Martha Rich Foundation. For information, go to