May 29, 2012 | Queensborough Community College
A reception was held May 24 in the elegant glass and steel Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center to recognize Michael Resnick, President of Sinai Chapels, for his selfless dedication in supporting Holocaust Education.
Dr. Diane B. Call, Interim President of Queensborough Community College, opened the program and welcomed guests as she paid tribute to Mr. Resnick as an “integral part of the fabric of the College.”
Dr. Arthur Flug, Executive Director of The Kupferberg Holocaust Center, described Mr. Resnick’s generosity. “Over the last several years you have helped us to create major, important programs such as the student internships. You are a true community leader.”
“The Holocaust Center teaches tolerance and the lessons of history—not only of the Holocaust—but of genocides around the world,” said Mr. Resnick. “One of the great successes of Dr. Flug is that he applies the Jewish experience to all people.”
Others who attended the occasion were Kupferberg Holocaust Center student interns; faculty members; administrators; and award-winning cabaret singer, Susan Winter, who performed with the accompaniment of a baby grand piano.
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.