Join us for our 2021 Witness Project Kickoff for a conversation with Father Patrick Desbois. Father Desbois has led a historic undertaking to uncover the location of more than 2,900 killing sites and has documented more than 7,000 witness testimonies to the war crimes of the Nazi death squads. To get a deeper understanding of his work, take a look at this video.
You’ll also learn more about how UJA is serving survivors by securing their comfort, dignity, and independence during these challenging times and how you can help support Witness Project.
French Roman Catholic priest, Holocaust Investigator, Human Rights Advocate, and recipient of the Légion d'honneur, France's highest honor, for his work documenting the Holocaust.
$50,000* • Diamond Page
Virtual ticket to attend, Recognition as Benefactor in the Witness Project Film, and Diamond page ad in the digital and printed journal
Gifts at this level can provide 225 case management sessions, allowing social workers to develop individual care plans for survivors.
$25,000* • Platinum Page
Virtual ticket to attend, Recognition as Benefactor in the Witness Project Film, and Platinum page ad in the digital and printed journal
Gifts at this level can provide 82 survivors with legal counsel to help secure vital benefits and reparations.
$10,000 • Gold Page
Virtual ticket to attend, Recognition as Benefactor in the Witness Project Film, and Gold page ad in the digital and printed journal
Gifts at this level can underwrite four social gatherings, where survivors enjoy music, hot meals, and companionship.
$5,000 • Silver Page
Virtual ticket to attend, and Silver page ad in the digital and printed journal
Gifts at this level can provide 55 hours of counseling by a mental health professional trained to work with survivors.
$2,500 • Bronze Page
Virtual ticket to attend, and Bronze page ad in the digital and printed journal
Gifts at this level can provide mental health services for five survivors.
$1,000 • White page
Virtual ticket to attend, and White page ad in the digital and printed journal
Gifts at this level can provide a survivor with emergency cash assistance so they don’t have to choose between food and medicine.
$500 • Half page
Virtual ticket to attend, and Half page ad in the digital and printed journal
Gifts at this level can provide transportation for a survivor to doctor appointments, grocery stores, and other essential places.
*A journal package of $25,000 or more includes membership in UJA’s King David Society, with exclusive access to briefings, volunteer experiences, missions, and other benefits.
Funds raised will support services for Holocaust survivors in the community, including therapeutic programs such as UJA-Federation’s Witness Project.
WITNESS PROJECT CHAIRS
Amy & Scott Jaffee, Ronnit & Michael Kessler
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
Ben Gruber, Serena Saad, Ava Silverstein, Ari Tuerack, Gemi Weissman, Ava Zuckerbrot
Norman Belfer+, Rachel Epstein, Kathy Griesz, Celia Kener, Alex Konstantyn, Ruth Mermelstein, Werner Reich, Irving Roth, Meir Usherovitz
+Of Blessed Memory
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
*Honorary Board Member
Natalia & Adam Good and Beth & Arnon Klein
HOLOCAUST COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Myra & Harry Wagner
Amy Altman, Phyllis Beige, 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