5:45 PM: ARTS EXHIBIT
7:00 PM: PERFORMANCE
This event will be held in person in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please see our updated vaccination policy below for more details.
Now in its fifth year, Witness Project is a collaborative process between high school students and Holocaust survivors. Together the students and survivors explore the issues of loss and resilience, war, and trauma during the Holocaust. The program keeps the memory of the Holocaust alive in the hearts and minds of the next generation and helps the survivors come to terms with their past.
You’ll become a new witness when you hear the meaningful stories of Holocaust survivors as told by the students. You’ll also get a glimpse into the valuable relationships created during their time together by viewing the students’ artwork inspired by the survivors.
UJA Vaccination Policy
UJA policy requires that all event attendees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Children under the age of 5 are required to wear masks. Please bring proof of your Covid-19 vaccination to the event. This event will be held in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including local, state, and CDC guidelines, to protect the health and welfare of our staff and guests.
We’ll be happy to create your ad. To email your ad, please send to or fill out the information during the registration process. For any other questions about journal ads please contact Sherri Candel at 516.762.5896 or Laurie Birzon at 516.762.5819.
* All ads must be submitted by April 25, 2022 in order to be included in the digital version of the Journal featured at the event. All ads must be submitted by June 1, 2022 in order to be included in the printed, post-event version of the Journal. The close date is April 25, 2022 to receive recognition as a Benefactor, Sponsor, or Friend in the film featured at the event.
Witness Project Chairs
Caryn & Michael Beyer
Rachel & Frank Zuckerbrot
Witness Project Students
Arianna Quan-Soon Victor
Witness Project Alumni
Witness in Action Students
Witness Project Survivor Participants
Witness Project Founders
Karen and Andrew Belfer
Amy and Scott Jaffee
Rita and David Levy
Witness Project Community Education and Outreach Chairs
Myra & Harry Wagner
Witness in Action Chairs
Witness Project Parent Liaisons
Jennie Fortunoff & Andrew Chonofsky
Alissa & David Sukoff
Witness Project Committee
Ruth Fortunoff Cooper
Marilyn Tune Gessin
Bettina Clermont Saad
Pami Wexelman **
Jane Fossner Pashman, Program Director
Taylor Graff, Social Worker
Yeeshai Gross, Film Director and Producer
Lindsay Ingenito, Social Worker
Alana Kessler, Visual Arts Assistant Director
Stephen Nachamie, Storytelling Co-Director
Eric S. Smith, Storytelling Co-Director
JOURNAL DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022
For any other questions about journal ads please contact Sherri Candel at 516.762.5896 or Laurie Birzon at 516.762.5819.
A journal package of $10,000 or more includes membership in one or more of UJA's donor giving societies: Tzedek Society ($10,000+), King David Society ($25,000+), Ambassador's Round Table ($50,000+), or Prime Minister's Council ($100,000+). Membership includes exclusive access to briefings, volunteer experiences, missions, and other benefits.