Thursday, January 20, 2022

(Courtesy of Hadassah) Hadassah Northern New Jersey will honor notable Holocaust studies scholar Dr. Harriet Sepinwall, Professor Emerita, Saint Elizabeth University, with its annual Myrtle Wreath Award at a ceremony celebrating “An Attitude of Gratitude” on Sunday, November 21, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (EST), announced Geri Lipschitz, President, Hadassah Northern New Jersey. The ceremony will be virtual.

Lipschitz states, “We are pleased to honor Dr. Sepinwall as our Myrtle Wreath Recipient. Dr. Sepinwall is a strong voice in New Jersey against antisemitism and bigotry at a time in our history when it is so vital. Her work in Holocaust education at Saint Elizabeth University for 36 years, and her continued involvement, deserves our honor, recognition and praise.”

Dr. Sepinwall is a member of the State of NJ-Israel Commission. She has been an invited speaker for diverse groups, including the National Catholic Educational Assoc., Yad Vashem, Assoc. of Holocaust Organizations, NJ Council for the Social Studies, and the NJ Jewish Film Festival. She has collaborated on programming with groups including the Anti-Defamation League, American Society for Yad Vashem, USC-Shoah Foundation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage and Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation. She has focused on educating her students, teachers and the community to learn from the past and to make this a world where all people are valued and respected.

For more information or to order tickets, please call 973-241.1500 or email [email protected].

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