Purchase, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2009
The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) announced that its 2009 Annual Benefit, Be the Difference, will take place at Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club, Mamaroneck, NY, on Monday, October 19, 2009. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Dinner, program and a raffle will follow.
Dr. Lee Katz of Rye, vice chair of HHREC's Board of Directors, will be honored with the Spirit of Humanity Award for her lifetime spent in higher education and her ongoing efforts to support HHREC.
Rye resident Dr. Tina Strobos, who along with her family, saved the lives of Jews in Holland during the Holocaust, will be honored with the Courage to Care award. This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of an individual who possesses the characteristics of an "upstander." Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh will present Dr. Strobos with her award.
"One of the lessons we teach is how individuals can become upstanders. They epitomize this by putting the lives of others before their own. Dr. Strobos put the lives of more than100 Jews before her own life and saved them from the horrors of the Holocaust," said Donna Cohen, HHREC Executive Director. "We are so proud to honor Dr. Strobos for her inspirational accomplishments."
Emily and Eugene M. Grant of Mamaroneck and Lee and Richard Laster of Chappaqua will serve as co-chairs for the event, which will help raise funds for HHREC.
For tickets, journal ads and sponsorship opportunities, please call 914.696.0738.
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 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.
Lauren B. Kaufman
Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center