Holocaust educator is Hadassah honoree
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Holocaust educator is Hadassah honoree

Harriet Sepinwall
Harriet Sepinwall

Dr. Harriet Sepinwall, professor emerita at Saint Elizabeth University in Morris Township, will receive Hadassah Northern New Jersey’s annual Myrtle Wreath award at a virtual ceremony on Zoom celebrating “An Attitude of Gratitude” on Sunday, November 21, at noon. Dr. Sepinwall is a notable Holocaust studies scholar.

The Myrtle Wreath award has honored people who have made significant contributions to Jewish life in the United States or Israel, in politics, diplomacy, science, the arts, education, or organization work, since it was established in the 1970s. Previous award recipients include author and humanitarian Chaim Potok; U.S. senators Bill Bradley and Robert Menendez, both of New Jersey; Letty Pogrebin, the founder of MS Magazine; former Manhattan Borough President and former American Jewish World Service President Ruth Messinger, and many Hadassah past national presidents.

“We are pleased to honor Dr. Sepinwall as our Myrtle Wreath recipient,” Geri Lipschitz, president of Hadassah Northern New Jersey, said. “She is a strong voice in New Jersey against anti-Semitism and bigotry at a time in our history when it is so vital. Her work in Holocaust education at Saint Elizabeth University for 36 years, and her continued involvement, deserves our honor, recognition, and praise.” For more information, call (973) 241-1500 or email Metro@hadassah.org.

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