Museum celebration honors the legacy of the Jews saved by Oskar Schindler
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Museum celebration honors the legacy of the Jews saved by Oskar Schindler

Dr. Jordan Farkas, David Lerner, Casey Lerner, Rita Lerner, Miri Ben Ari, Samantha Silverman, Deb Silverman, Melissa Garden, Tracy Wolfson, Lauren Farkas, Jillian Somberg, Andrew Silverman, and David Reichel, all from Bergen County
Dr. Jordan Farkas, David Lerner, Casey Lerner, Rita Lerner, Miri Ben Ari, Samantha Silverman, Deb Silverman, Melissa Garden, Tracy Wolfson, Lauren Farkas, Jillian Somberg, Andrew Silverman, and David Reichel, all from Bergen County
Tracy Wolfson, Lauren Farkas, Jillian Somberg, Melissa Garden, Deb Silverman, Julianna Margulies, Samantha Silverman, and Paul Rudd

Manhattan’s Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust held its annual L’dor V’dor (Generation to Generation) dinner on December 5. The sold-out celebration, with more than 400 attendees, was held on December 5 at the museum. The program honored the legacy of the Jews saved by Oskar Schindler. The celebration was in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the release of the film “Schindler’s List.”

Jack Kliger, Justyna Kolaczek, Marilyn Rosen, Saul Dreier, Rita Lerner, Annie Peal, Cliff Gabay, and dinner do-chair Evelyn Goldfeier.

Actors Liam Neeson and Julianna Margulies were among the speakers, as were the museum’s president and CEO, Jack Kliger; its board chair, Bruce Ratner; and jeweler and influencer Rachie Shnay, a third-generation Holocaust survivor. American-Israeli Grammy award-winning violinist, producer, and humanitarian Miri Ben-Ari performed. More than 30 descendants of Schindler survivors and their relatives, including the Lissner-Urbach family from Cresskill, were at the dinner.

The Schindler survivor family of Sol Urbach; from left, Michael Lissner, Eliese Lissner, Ada Urbach, and Barbara Lissner, are with dinner co-chairs, museum trustee Rita Lerner and Dr. Cliff Salm, all of Bergen County.

Rella Levenstein Feldman and Curtiss Pulitzer of Teaneck, Evelyn and Harry Goldfeier of Closter, Patti Askwith Kenner, Rita Lerner and Cliff Salm of Englewood Cliffs, Ann Oster of Englewood, Elisa Pantirer Pines and Alan Pines of Livingston, Marilyn Rosen of Englewood, and Deborah and Wayne Zuckerman of Livingston were among the local event co-chairs. For information, go to www.mjhnyc.org/gen2gen.

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