Eighth annual Wilf Lecture to be Nov. 4

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — What will happen to the stories of Holocaust survivors and liberators once they are no longer among us? How will the lessons of the Holocaust live on from one generation to the next?

The Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies will seek to address these critical questions on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bethany Hall at the eighth annual Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture, “The Next Generation: Will the Story Survive? A Panel of Third Generation Voices Responds.”

The Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies is a community-outreach program of the Jewish-Christian studies graduate program at Seton Hall University. Its mission is to advance the legacy of Sister Rose Thering by fostering understanding and cooperation among Jews, Christians and people of other religious traditions through advocacy and education.

The interactive lecture features a panel of third-generation Holocaust survivors — Manya Gaver, Jonathan Hanlon, Alexa Joachim, Amanda Lanceter and Orin Wilf — thoughtful young men and women whose grandparents experienced first-hand the trauma of the Holocaust, either as victims or liberators. They will share their thoughts on how their family history impacts them and will explore their and our responsibility to remember and act in the turbulent times of the present and into the future.

Leading the panel discussion is Michael Rubell, director of Michael Rubell Holocaust Remembrance Journeys. The audience will be encouraged to pose questions to the panelists during the event, which is free and open to the public. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 29, at http://www.shu.edu/sister-rose/wilf-lecture.cfm.

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