Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center to Host Annual Benefit -- Joseph Family of Eastchester to be Honored

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The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) announced that its 2008 Annual Benefit, If Only…!, will take place at the Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club, Mamaroneck, NY, on Tuesday, October 28, 2008. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Dinner, program, and a live auction will follow.

The Joseph family has instilled its legacy of social action in the next generation

The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) announced that its 2008 Annual Benefit, If Only…!, will take place at the Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club, Mamaroneck, NY, on Tuesday, October 28, 2008. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Dinner, program, and a live auction will follow.

Dr. Irving "Yitz" Greenberg, president of the Jewish Life Network and former Chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Council, is the featured guest speaker.

New Rochelle resident and WCBS-TV reporter Tony Aiello will emcee the live auction. Auction items and raffle prizes include a Caribbean getaway package, tickets to Caramoor, season tickets to Westport Country Playhouse and a variety of dining options. All funds raised will be allocated to HHREC's Annual Fund, which supports all of the Center's ongoing educational outreach programs.

The Micki and Gary Joseph family of Eastchester will be honored with the Spirit of Humanity Award.

The Josephs, whose parents fled Europe during World War II, have devoted considerable time to community service. Mr. Joseph has been an HHREC Board member since 2001. Both have been active as longtime supporters of UJA, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Wiener Library in London, Beth El Synagogue Center of New Rochelle, Family and Community Services of Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe and various other community organizations.

"The Joseph family has instilled its legacy of social action in the next generation," said Donna Cohen, HHREC Executive Director. "Micki and Gary continue to give tirelessly of themselves, and I can think of no family more deserving of this year's honor."

Ellen and Scott Baken of Scarsdale and "Mike" and David Faust of Larchmont will co-chair the event, which will help raise funds for HHREC.

For reservations, journal ads and sponsorship opportunities, please call 914.696.0738 or email hhrecjournal @ yahoo.com.

The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center is located at 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, New York 10577. For further information, please contact 914.696.0738, e-mail whc @ bestweb.net, or visit http://www.holocausteducationctr.org.

About the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center:
The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center is an interfaith, not-for-profit organization serving Westchester, Fairfield and Putnam counties to encourage and enhance teaching and learning about the Holocaust and its human rights lessons for today. Its members encourage students to speak up and act against all forms of bigotry and prejudice.

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