New York, NY – The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will honor Deborah and Wayne Zuckerman and their family at the annual Generation to Generation dinner, being held in-person at the Museum on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6 PM.
For decades, the annual L’dor V’dor, Generation to Generation event has brought together survivors and their families and friends to commemorate those who were lost and to look toward a future of hope and renewal. The benefit supports the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s timely mission to fight bigotry and antisemitism through lessons of the Holocaust.
To RSVP and contribute to the event, visit https://mjhnyc.org/gentogen.
Serving as event Co-Chairs are Elyse & Howard J. Butnick, Evelyn & Harry Goldfeier, Ruth & Steven Katz, Rita G. Lerner & Cliff Salm, Ann Oster, Marilyn Rosen, and Ann & Bernard Sklar.
Deborah and Wayne Zuckerman and their family will receive the Rosa Strygler Lifetime Achievement Award, which previously was presented to Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Marion Wiesel. Deborah and Wayne Zuckerman have been active supporters of the Museum of Jewish Heritage for more than 30 years and have been involved with the Generation to Generation Dinner since its inception.
Wayne’s mother, Mina Zuckerman, was hidden by righteous Gentiles, and his father Abraham Zuckerman, survivor of six concentration camps, was saved by Oscar Schindler. Deborah’s mother, Ruth Wolff Firsty, escaped Berlin, Germany in 1938. Deborah’s grandfather, a doctor, was able to obtain fake papers which helped to pave their way to the United States.
Wayne is a graduate of Boston University and serves on its Hillel Board. He is also on the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Board. Wayne is a Partner of Sterling Properties, a real-estate development company. Deborah grew up in Puerto Rico and is a graduate of Georgetown University. She went on to become an account executive at an advertising agency in New York City. Deborah is a board member of Daughters of Israel and is on the Women’s Philanthropy Board at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest.
The Zuckermans live in Livingston, NJ. Wayne and Deborah both serve as board members for the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School and are members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and of Congregation Etz Chaim. They have four children: Andrew, David, Michael, and Jacob.
About The Museum Of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. The Museum is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The third largest Holocaust museum in the world and the second largest in North America, the Museum of Jewish Heritage anchors the southernmost tip of Manhattan, completing the cultural and educational landscape it shares with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage maintains a collection of almost 40,000 artifacts, photographs, documentary films, and survivor testimonies and contains classrooms, a 375-seat theater (Edmond J. Safra Hall), special exhibition galleries, a resource center for educators, and a memorial art installation, Garden of Stones, designed by internationally acclaimed sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. The Museum is the home of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and to Lox at Café Bergson.
The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.