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David Posner, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, Honored by Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Published: October 16, 2012

David PosnerRabbi David M. Posner, the long-time spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, received the Community Leadership Award at the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives on October 16.

Dr. Diane B. Call, Interim President of Queensborough Community College, opened the program by welcoming guests and thanking Rabbi Posner for his “interest and commitment to the younger generation so that the stories of survivors will continue to be told.”

Rabbi Posner has often taken time from his many duties and travelled to Queens to work with the students of Queensborough to bring forward and utilize the lessons of the Holocaust,” added Dr. Arthur Flug, Executive Director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center.

Others who attended the occasion included survivors, faculty members, College administrators, members of the surrounding community, and Cantor Rabbi Moti Fuchs, who gave a musical presentation. View more photos of the occasion here.

Michael Resnick, President of Sinai Chapels, was awarded the Center’s first Community Leadership Award this past spring.

The Kupferberg Holocaust Center offers thousands of visitors access to unique exhibits, original documents and photographs, a library of Holocaust-themed books and a collection of audio tapes preserving the testimony of local Holocaust survivors.

Internship applications from students of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and academic disciplines have tripled at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center. Through the internship program, students learn about moral dilemmas and why it is important to become informed citizens of both local and global issues. The initial training culminates with student interns interviewing survivors about their experiences during World War II.

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