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  • Writer's pictureWendell Maxey

Staten Island Holocaust Center and JCC Present Holocaust Survivor Art Exhibit

Updated: Apr 26, 2022

Join the Staten Island Holocaust Center (SIHC) and the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Staten Island on Sunday, April 24 (10am - 2pm) at the JCC Bernikow Building for a Holocaust Survivor Art Exhibit featuring the art work of Holocaust Survivor, Emil Jacoby.

The JCC is proud to support SIHC as the nonprofit organization brings vital Holocaust education, art work, and related artifacts to the Staten Island community. Led by SIHC President, Rachel Borenstein, the exhibit will also include a presentation of the Passover Haggadah written by Emil Jacoby along with light refreshments.

"The partnership of the SIHC and the JCC is an important alliance for the Jewish community in Staten Island. Both organizations teamed up to search for remaining Holocaust Survivors on the Island," said SIHC President Rachel Borenstein, who served as chair of JCC Cafe Europa for 14 years.

"We are excited to present our exhibit of Emil Jacoby's art work and a presentation of the Holocaust Haggadah. The Holocaust Haggadah was written with the objective of adding the discussion of the Shoah to the Seder meal. While during Passover the family gathers to celebrate the exodus from Egypt, Emil introduced the idea of adding a fifth question to the standard four questions asked during the Seder. The objective of the question is to spark conversation of the Holocaust between family members. This Haggadah was not meant to replace the Passover Haggadah, it is in addition to it."

The Holocaust Survivor Art Exhibit presented by the SIHC and JCC marks the first public showing of artwork and artifacts by the SIHC.

What: Holocaust Survivor Art Exhibit

When: Sunday, April 24 (10am-2pm)

Where: JCC Bernikow Building

1466 Manor Road

Staten Island, New York 10314

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