JFS To Host Never Again Holocaust Survivor’s Benefit
by Sergio Carmona
Florida Jewish Journal
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service in West Palm Beach is once again hosting its annual Never Again Holocaust Survivors Benefit.
This is the third consecutive year Alpert JFS will host the event, which takes place virtually at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15.
This year’s event, co-chaired by Sheila Engelstein and Diane Herzog, will feature Steven Rambam, a private investigator and Nazi hunter.
Rambam said, “As a Jewish Investigator, I had a responsibility to locate, and attempt to bring to justice, Nazi war criminals that otherwise would not have been exposed…not only because Jewish honor demanded that, but also to let the survivors know that the Jewish community had not forgotten.”
“I am participating in the Never Again event in December to support Alpert JFS’ valuable efforts on the behalf of the survivors,” he continued.
Teri Hornstein, news anchor for WPEC CBS 12, will serve as event emcee. Other featured participants include Holocaust survivor Evelyn Grapek, who will share her perspective on a lost childhood; Dr. Mitchell Josephs, a Palm Beach dentist who donates his time and skills to survivors; and Joanne Baseman, recipient of the agency’s inaugural Never Again Award in Memory of Vivienne Felberman Ivry.
Marc D. Hopin, the agency’s chief executive officer, said, “We cannot allow the world to erase the history of Holocaust survivors – especially when so many are no longer here to share their personal stories.”
“Our Never Again event will ensure that the Holocaust remains in the hearts and minds of Americans who were too young to remember,” Hopin continued. “We will come together virtually to honor our community’s Holocaust survivors and those individuals and organizations that continue to support them.”
While this year’s event is free of charge, the agency has set a fundraising goal of $100,000. 100% of donations for this year’s event will go to providing assistance to Holocaust survivors in Palm Beach County.
Visit www.alpertjfs.org/2021NeverAgain/ to register and/or to make a donation.