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Scholars in residence in Closter

Ann Arnold and Mark Schonwetter (Courtesy Emanu-El)
Ann Arnold and Mark Schonwetter (Courtesy Emanu-El)

Temple Emanu-El of Closter welcomes Ann Arnold and Mark Schonwetter as its scholars-in-residence on Saturday, October 29, at 9 a.m.  On Friday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m., the father-and-daughter pair will speak at Temple Beth El of Northern Valley in Closter.

Author Ann Arnold, who is a CPA, will discuss her debut book, “Together: A Journey for Survival,” the story of her father’s family’s experiences in Poland during the Holocaust.

Ms. Arnold helped her father run his business, Lieberfarb Jewelry Company, a major manufacturer of bridal jewelry in the United States, until a few years ago, when it was sold. Mark (Manek) Schonwetter of Livingston was born in Brzostek, Poland, in Galicia, one of 500 Jews in a town of 1,500. By the end of World War II, only five Jews from the town had survived, including Mr. Schonwetter, his mother, and his sister. After the war, the family emigrated to Israel, and then to the United States. For information, about the talks, go to www.templeemanu-el.com or www.tbenv.org.

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