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12th Annual Fundraising Benefit
June 19, 2020
Prelude: 11:45AM - 12:00PM 
Benefit: 12:00PM - 12:45PM

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The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center is a not-for-profit organization serving Westchester County and surrounding areas. Our mission is to enhance the teaching and learning of the lessons of the Holocaust to support the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect.

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of our $250,000 goal




U.S. Congresswoman Nita Lowey

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center
Holocaust Survivors and Liberators
Speakers Bureau

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Judy Altmann
Inge Auerbacher
Arlette Baker
Jose Coltof
Hannah Deutch
Rabbinic Pastor Dr. Aliza Erber
Paul Galan
Esther Geizhals
Lena Goren
Bettina Graf
Eta Levin Hecht
Hannah Holsten
Denny Jacobson
Betty Knoop
Clara Knopfler
Sylvie Lednicer
Ed Lessing
Helga Luden
Lola Margulies
Alan Moskin
Endre (Andy) Sarkany
Reha Sokolow
Jay Sommer
Peter Somogyi
Cantor Judith Steel
Sami Steigmann
Bernhard Storch
Lore Strauss
Agnes Vertes

Guest Speaker

Derek Black
Derek Black was raised in the leading family of the white nationalist movement. His father founded the first online white power community, Stormfront. From an early age, Derek participated in media interviews, gave talks around the country, won public office, and ran a daily radio program in support of his family’s ideology. In college, he was condemned by the campus community of a Florida liberal arts college, and over several years came to engage with anti-racist ideas. He ultimately condemned his family’s ideology in 2013 and has spoken out against the reality of white supremacist political activism. Derek is currently a doctoral student in history at the University of Chicago, researching the medieval and early modern origins of racist hierarchies and ideologies. He is the subject of the recent book by Eli Saslow, Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist (2018).


Benefit Event Committee Members

David A. Alpert

Melissa Cates
Steve Goldberg
Michael Gyory

Joseph Kaidanow
Naomi Koller
Seth Mandelbaum

Audrey Reich
Barbara Berger Tartell
Kathy Zaltas


Board of Directors

Joseph Kaidanow

Barbara Lewis Kaplan
First Vice Chair

Andrew R. Benerofe

Daniel P. Weinreb
Vice Chair

Barbara Berger Tartell

Board Members

Elie Abemayor
David A. Alpert
John P. (“Sean”) Coffey
Paul Elliot
Frances Ginsberg, Ph.D.
Michael Gyory

Gary Joseph
Seth M. Mandelbaum, Esq.
Harris Markhoff, Esq.
Karin Meyers, M.A.
Mitchell Wm. Ostrove
Lisa Rosenshein

Advisory Board

Grace Bennett
Richard A. Berman
Hon. Noam Bramson
Melissa Cates, Esq.
Sonja Muller Cooper
Michele Rees Finn

Marcia Gordon, Ph.D.
Naomi Koller, MBA
Haina Just-Michael
Lee Katz, Ph.D.
Abigail Kirsch

Lee Laster
Audrey Reich
Susan Rothschild
Tamar Sadeh
Kathy Zaltas

Chairpersons Emeriti

Hon. Valerie M. O’Keeffe
David A. Alpert
Richard Laster*

Eugene M. Grant *
Michael Margulies
Irwin Weiner *

Millie Jasper
Executive Director


Presenting Sponsors

Edwin L. Berger Charitable Trust
Tartell Family Foundation
Gold Sponsors

Jane and Norman Alpert

Froma and Andy Benerofe

Anne and Sean Coffey

Steve Goldberg

Micki and Gary Joseph

Ruth and Elliott Joseph

Ellen and Joseph Kaidanow

Karin and Burt Meyers

Stephanie and Lee Spiegel

Silver Sponsors

Judy Shandling and Dr. Elie Abemeyer

Danziger & Markhoff LLP

Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, LLC

Barbara Lewis Kaplan

McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP

Riverside Memorial Chapel

Safekeeping Stories

Harriet and Len Schleifer

Bronze/Friends of HHREC

Benchmark Title Company
Barbara and Paul Elliot
Cynthia and Bennett Golub
Michael Gyory
The Honorable Timothy Idoni
Karen and Paul Issac
Naomi Koller and Adam Fishman
Luxstone Partners
The Ostrove Group Incorporated
Dr. and Mrs. Mark and Laura Urken
Audrey and Keith Reich
Zaltas Gallery of Fine Jewelry