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 and of 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.
At the film premiere, 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’ original pieces of artwork the survivors inspired.
Funds raised will support services for Holocaust survivors in the community, including therapeutic programs such as UJA-Federation’s Witness Project.
We are proud to announce that thanks to an anonymous donor, all new and increased donations to Long Island’s Witness Project campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, through June 30, 2021 (up to $100,000) so you can help twice as many people in need.
If you would like to discuss your pledge please contact Sherri Candel at 516.762.5896 or Nancy Powers at 516.762.5870 or contact us at .
Witness Project Chairs
Amy & Scott Jaffee, Ronnit & Michael Kessler
STUDENTS Jacob Aldad, Cole Beyer, Talia Bidner, Jared Chapman, Nate Elbaum, Gabriella Fischer, Yael Gabbaizadeh, Sophie Gerson, Jonah Gold, Emma Goldblatt, Meri Goldstein, Julian Good, Lindsay Gordon, Alexandra Grundfast, Olivia Haworth, Noah Janowitz, Sam Johnson, Isaac Kalimian, Mia Kamensky, Ryder Kazerman, Zach Klein, Dylan Krypell, Sam Laserson, Jolie Lenga, Alexandra Levine, Janey Lituchy, Nikki Mazur, Zach Mazur, Lauren Novak, Lily Nussbaum, Michelle Pesner, Lexi Pour, Tyler Richman, Leah Schachter, Maddy Schioppo, Sadie Schoenfeld, Aliyah Steinberg, Ava Stoller, Josh Sukoff, Remy Tauber, Alec Wachsman, Julia Weingarten, Simon Weingarten
ALUMNI STUDENTS Ben Gruber, Serena Saad, Ava Silverstein, Ari Tuerack, Gemi Weissman, Ava Zuckerbrot
SURVIVORS Norman Belfer+, Rachel Epstein, Kathy Griesz, Celia Kener, Alex Konstantyn, Ruth Mermelstein, Werner Reich, Irving Roth+, Meir Usherovitz
WITNESS PROJECT COMMITTEE Andrew Belfer**, Karen Belfer**, Howard Berger, Michelle Berger, Sharon Berlin, Caryn Beyer, Matilde Broder, Debra Buslik, Evan Cagner, Michele Cagner, Barbara Cooper, Ruth Fortunoff Cooper, Steven Cooper, Pamela Cott, Bari David, Troy David, Michele Lee Fine, Marilyn Tune Gessin, Stephanie Ginsberg, Alyssa Greenberg, Clifford Greenberg, Ellen Grossman, Susan Held, Amy Jaffee**, Scott Jaffee**, Julie Kalimian, Morry Kalimian, Michael Kessler**, Ronnit Kessler**, Elise Kitaeff, Rachel Lefkowitz, Steven Lefkowitz, Wendy Levitt, David Levy**, Rita Levy**, Susan Levy, Barbara Meltzer, Jodi Okun-Alfano, Randee Paston, Phyllis Pellman, Alan Rosenbaum, Michael A. Rosenbaum, Michelle Rosenbaum, Tamara Rosenbaum, Jennifer Rusinek, Lior Rusinek, Stacey Satovsky, Baron Silverstein, Mara Silverstein, Arlene Sirlin, Jennifer Slade, Randi Sosnick, Leslie Stern, Shirley Stier, Jason Tuerack**, Harry Wagner, Myra Wagner, Laura Wein, Beth Weingarten**, Jeffrey Weingarten**, Edith Weisfeld, Pami Wexelman**, Diane Wohl, Richard Zecher, Victoria Zecher, Frank Zuckerbrot, Rachel Zuckerbrot
PARENT LIASIONS Natalia & Adam Good, Beth & Arnon Klein
COMMUNITY LIASION Rachel Zuckerbrot
LONG ISLAND COMMUNITY INITIATIVE FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS CHAIRS Myra & Harry Wagner
LONG ISLAND CIHS COMMITTEE Amy Altman, Karen Belfer, Sharon Berlin, Lisa Bloomstein, Matilde Broder, Barbara Cooper, Marilyn Tune Gessin, Susan Goldstein, Ellen Grossman, Leslie Hantverk, Michael Kessler, Ronnit Kessler, Frida Klinghoffer, Blaine Land, Lisa Lashin, Rita Levy, Barbara Meltzer, Adam Novak, Randee Paston, Phyllis Pellman, Paul Pervil, Edward Rubin, Max Rubin, Paula Schwartz, Mara Silverstein, Arlene Sirlin, Randi Sosnick, Renee Steinig, Genia Taub, Beth Weingarten, Edith Weisfeld, Miriam Wirchin, Erika Witover
**Honorary Board Member +Of Blessed Memory