Jewish Heritage Museum honors Deborah and Wayne Zuckerman in annual benefit from generation to generation



The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will honor Deborah and Wayne Zuckerman and their family at the annual Generation-to-Generation Dinner, which will be held in person at the museum on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6 p.m.

For decades, the annual L’dor V’dor, generation after generation, has brought together survivors and their families and friends to commemorate those who have been lost and look to a future of hope and renewal. The benefit supports the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s timely mission to combat bigotry and anti-Semitism through lessons from the Holocaust.

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The co-chairs of the event are Elyse and Howard Butnick, Evelyn and Harry Goldfeier, Rita Lerner and Cliff Salm, Ann Oster and Marilyn Rosen.

Deborah and Wayne Zuckerman and their family will receive the Rosa Strygler Lifetime Achievement Award, which had previously been presented to Dr. Ruth westheimer and Marion wiesel. Deborah and Wayne Zuckerman have actively supported the Museum of Jewish Heritage for over 30 years and have participated in the dinner from generation to generation since its inception.

Wayne’s mother, Mina Zuckerman, was hidden by virtuous Gentiles, and his father Abraham Zuckerman, a survivor of six concentration camps, was rescued by Oscar Schindler. Deborah’s mother, Ruth Wolff Firsty, escaped Berlin, Germany in 1938. Deborah’s grandfather, a doctor, was able to obtain false papers which helped clear her path to the United States. United.

Wayne is a graduate of Boston University and sits on its Hillel Board of Directors. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation. Wayne is a partner of Sterling Properties, a real estate development company. Deborah grew up in Puerto Rico and graduated from Georgetown University. She then became an account manager at an advertising agency in New York. Deborah is a member of the Board of Directors of Daughters of Israel and sits on the Board of Directors of Women’s Philanthropy for the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest.

The Zuckermans live in Livingston, New Jersey. Wayne and Deborah are both board members of the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy / Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School and are members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Etz Chaim Congregation. They have four children: Andrew, David, Michael and Jacob.



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