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Elsie Adler Memorial Holocaust Program
Sunday, Apr 8th, 2018 9:30 AM to 12 PM

Tefilah in Lowenstein Sanctuary (9:30 AM); speakers at One East 65th Street (10 AM)
Participation is FREE
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In recognition of Yom HaShoah, Temple Emanu-El’s Religious School welcomes survivor Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat.

Michael Bornstein is one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz death camp. Photos of Michael at liberation have been spotted on museum walls, book covers and film clips around the world, and yet he waited more than 70 years to step forward and share his story publicly. He wrote Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz with Debbie, the third of his four children and a broadcast news journalist. During the course of this project, Michael and his family were stunned to uncover shocking details about his survival that included a bribery scheme, untold acts of kindness by a German leader, and one perfectly timed brush with illness. Michael is a graduate of Fordham University and holds a doctorate in pharmaceutics and analytical chemistry from the University of Iowa.

A veteran TV news producer and media coach, Debbie has written for some of the biggest names in broadcast news, including Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News, CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield and the Today Show’s Natalie Morales. But for Debbie, her greatest professional reward has come from writing alongside her own father. A wife and mother of three, Debbie now works part-time producing live political and breakingnews segments for MSNBC. She and her father also travel the country visiting middle schools, high schools, universities, and religious and business institutions, sharing the family story and reminding readers to never forget.



This program is made possible by the Elsie Adler Memorial Holocaust Fund, created by her caring family and friends to honor the memory of Emanu-El’s longtime, generous member Elsie Adler. This program reflects her passion for preserving the memory of the Holocaust and educating each generation about this dark period in Jewish history.

All Religious School parents and temple members are welcome to attend.
Students in grades 5 through 7 will attend as part of their regular school day.


QUESTIONS? Contact the Religious School office at (212) 507-9546 or school@emanuelnyc.org.


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