The Dachau Album: An Interfaith Holocaust Project
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Shari Unger and Avi Hoffman bring the extraordinary Dachau Album: An Interfaith Holocaust Project to NY for the first time. Interconnecting the worlds of Christianity and Judaism, art and reality, life and death, love, desperation, and the ultimate triumph of hope and the human spirit.
Moderator: Rabbi Mark S. Golub is an American rabbi, media entrepreneur, personality and educator. He created the first Russian language television channel produced in America, RTN (The Russian Television Network of America) and the first "PBS-Style" Jewish Broadcast Service. Golub is the rabbi of two small congregations in Connecticut, Chavurah Aytz Chayim (Stamford, CT) and Chavurah Deevray Torah (Greenwich, CT), but is most well known as the host of L'Chayim, an interview talk show he created in 1979 in which he discusses "issues of importance to the community" with prominent Jewish figures.
Rev. Brian E. McWeeney
Director, Office of Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs at Archdiocese of New York
Steven A. Ludsin served as a charter member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, a presidential appointment, and was a member of the original President's Commission on the Holocaust during the Carter Administration. He was the only child of a survivor on both original panels. He also served as a member of the New York Holocaust Memorial Commission, which created the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. He is founder of the Remembrance of the Holocaust Foundation. He is an adjunct instructor at the George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of New York University. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the Fordham University School of Law.
Dr. Yael Danieli is a clinical psychologist in private practice, a victimologist, traumatologist, and the Director of the Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children, which she co-founded in 1975 in the New York City area. She has lectured and published worldwide in numerous books and journals, translated into at least 17 languages on optimal care and training for this and other victim/survivor populations, and received several awards for her work, the most recent of which is the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). In 2008 she was appointed Advisor on Victims of Terrorism for the office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and helped organize the first Symposium on Supporting Victims of Terrorism at the UN.
Dr. Debbie Almontaser is the founder and CEO of Bridging Cultures Group Inc. She is also founding and former principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy. A 25-year veteran of the New York City Public School System, she has taught, trained teachers, and served as a multicultural specialist and diversity adviser. Dr. Almontaser is also the Board President of the Muslim Community Network. She frequently lectures on Arab culture, Islam, cultural diversity, interfaith coalition building and youth leadership. Debbie sits on the Public Advocate Tish James’ Jewish, Muslim and Sikh Task Force to Combat Hate. Dr. Almontaser has been profiled in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, Newsweek, NY 1 and the Daily News. Recently, Dr. Almontaser was a featured speaker at the 2016 National Democratic Convention.