4th Annual Zachor Society Reception Honors Founders and
Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach
Federation Past President Ezra Katz, Founding Chairman of the Memorial and Federation Past President Norman Braman, Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach Andrew C. Hall

Federation Past President Norman Lipoff, Michael Rudd, Edith Osman, Dr. Paul Pataky and Federation Chair of the Board Robert G. Berrin

A crowd of more than 100 people gathered to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach (HMMB), a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps at the fourth annual Zachor Society reception, held at the New World Center in Miami Beach on Tuesday, May 12.

Co-chaired this year by Founding Chairman of the Memorial Norman Braman, Chair of the Memorial Andrew C. Hall, Esq. and Federation Past President Ezra Katz, the event honored the Founding Members of the Memorial: Norman Braman, Jack Chester (z”l), Dr. Helen Fagin, George Goldbloom (z”l), Selig Golen, Ezra Katz, Abe Resnick (z”l), David Schaecter, Rabbi Solomon Schiff, Harry B. Smith, Kenneth Treister, Artist and Sculptor. Honorees were presented with a framed etching of the Memorial’s noted sculpture. The night also featured a special performance by the New World Symphony Fellows. The quartet performed the music of talented artists who composed their work during the Holocaust. Some of the compositions played were the singular musical piece that survived.

The Zachor Society helps to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive through its support of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach. The society – whose name means “remember” – recognizes donors whose contributions help maintain this crucial landmark in our community. With a gift of $5,000 or more annually, Zachor Society members help preserve the actual structure of the Memorial and ensure the mission of educating present and future generations about the Holocaust.

Donations enable the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach to welcome more than 100,000 visitors annually, including visits by 30,000 schoolchildren who participate in educational programs about the Holocaust. The Memorial opens its doors to teachers, college students and professors as well. There is no charge to visit the Holocaust Memorial or attend its programs.

Andrew C. Hall, Esq. is the Chair of the Holocaust Memorial and Rabbi Solomon Schiff is the Immediate Past Chair. Robert G. Berrin is the Board Chair of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Brian L. Bilzin is the Immediate Past Board Chair.

For more information about the Holocaust Memorial and its programs, please contact Sharon Horowitz, Executive Director, at 305-538-1663 or info@holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org. For more information about the Zachor Society, please contact Simon S. Kaminetsky, Director of Philanthropic Initiatives at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, at 786-866-8453.

Lois Siegel, Eileen Silberman, Lewis Silberman and Irma Braman

Federation President and CEO Jacob Solomon, Stuart Grossman, Ezra Katz, Robert Hertzberg

Jacob Solomon and Norman Braman

Adam Hall, Allan Hall, Lori Gold and Andrew C. Hall

Nancy Lipoff and Ray Ellen Yarkin

Brian Shack, Jessica Katz and Debi Wechsler

Andrew C. Hall and Charles Treister

Tati Katz, Ruth Shere, Michael Katz, Valerie Katz, Carolynn and Michael Friedman

Norman Braman Addressing Audience

Amy Scharlin, David Scharlin and Howie Scharlin

Matan and Michelle Ben-Aviv and Robert G. Berrin

Dr. Andrew and Debbie Hirschl and Javier Holtz

Stuart Grossman, Miguel Poyastro and Norman Lipoff

Gail Meyers and Andrew C. Hall

David Berger, Cindy Berger, Maxine Schwartz and Brian L. Bilzin

Michael and Carolynn Friedman

Michael Simkins and Immediate Past Federation Board Chair Brian L. Bilzin

Jerry and Adrianne Cohen

Monroe Milstein, Bessie Bedzow and Judith Milstein

Niety and Gary Gerson

Tati Katz, Miguel and Lezlie Poyastro

Jimmy Resnick, Norman Braman and Ezra Katz

Jimmy and Lidia Resnick, Orly Alexander, Maya Ezratti

Sydney and Founding Member of the Memorial David Schaecter

Sherry Wilzig accepting a sculpture – created by Kenneth Treister – on behalf of her late mother Naomi Wilzig, z”l.

Stephanie Hadad, Alex Shack, Dana Shack, Oliver Wechsler, Jeffrey Wechsler, Debi Weschler