Join other young leaders in the UJA-Federation community for a special screening of The Starfish, the untold true story of Herb Gildin, a German-Jewish boy who, at the age of ten, was taken in by a non-Jewish family in Sweden to escape Nazi persecution. Always focused on looking forward, Herb kept the details of his past a secret — until 60 years later, when he would travel to Sweden one last time in an effort to reunite with that family.
Tyler Gildin, the film’s director and Herb’s grandson, will join us for a conversation after the screening. Other guests include a representative from HIAS, an organization supported by UJA, as well as someone who has benefited from HIAS’s modern-day work. Plus, learn more about UJA’s efforts to ensure that both refugees and Holocaust survivors, then and now, live with dignity, safety, and security.
Watch the trailer to learn more. vimeo.com/321474834
ELP Third Generation Holocaust Survivors & Supporters (ELP Third Gen) offers meaningful year-round programming for grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and other young professionals across ELP who are passionate about Holocaust remembrance and education.
Charge: $18 per person.
$15 of your contribution per person – the value of the event – is not tax-deductible.
For tickets, please visit: nyjewi.sh/TheStarfish
Questions? Contact Shai Kartus at email@example.com or 212.836.1514.
ELP Third Generation Holocaust Survivors & Supporters Chair
ELP Third Generation Holocaust Survivors & Supporters Film Screening Host Committee
Gila Akselrad, Sara Armet, Jes Berman, Michelle Bernstein, Olivia Briffault, Jacob Elyachar, Natalie Epelman, Danielle Friedman, Elizabeth Kamens, Caleb Koffler, Dan Kraines, Nicole Krassner, Netta-Lee Lax, Michael Moritz, Danielle Stadler, Ali Unger, Deborah Watman, Marc Wolf, Jaqueline Wulwick, Chelsey Zane