Kibbitz and Kulture

Friday, July 6, 10:30 am – noon, at Jewish Family Service of Bergen County

The Living Room at Jewish Family Service of Bergen County presents Kibbitz and Kulture, a monthly social and cultural gathering for Holocaust survivors. Rabbi Amy Bolton, Director of The Living Room, will present “A Celebration of Israeli Poetry.” Rabbi Bolton was ordained from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. She has been a lover of Israeli poetry since high school, and had the privilege of studying with Yehudah Amichai, z”l. Jewish Family Service, 1485 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ. For questions and to RSVP please call Laura at (201) 837-9090 or e-mail


Tamara Freeman, Holocaust music scholar, educator and performer will once again perform on her viola. Holocaust survivors are invited to join Café Europa on Tuesday July 10, 11-1, at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center. Dr. Freeman’s great passion for music of the Holocaust era is a moving experience. A light lunch will be served. We encourage those who were young children during the Holocaust to attend. Reservations are required, and should be made by July 5. Call 973-595-0111.

Café Europa is sponsored by Jewish Family & Children’s Service of North Jersey, and is open to all Holocaust survivors. This program is supported by the Claims Conference, the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement, and private donations.

Confronting the Perpetrators: A History of the Claims Conference

Wednesday, July 18, 8:00 pm, at JCC on the Palisades

Marilyn Henry, a local author, will present on her newly published book chronicling the story of seeking a measure of justice for Holocaust survivors through compensation from Germany and Austria for their persecution of the Jews. Henry, a journalist for more than 25 years, is a specialist in German reparations and in the recovery of Jewish properties looted and displaced in Europe during the Nazi and communist eras. She is a contributing editor at ARTnews magazine in New York and a former staff reporter for the Jerusalem Post. She is the author of the monograph “Fifty Years of Holocaust Compensation” in the 2002 American Jewish Year Book, and a contributor to the new edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica. Her work also has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, the Religion News Service, the Forward and Aufbau, and in newspapers and magazines in Germany, Switzerland, Britain and the Netherlands. For questions and to RSVP please call Laura at (201) 837-9090 or e-mail

Cosponsored with The Living Room: A Health, Healing and Wellness Center at JFS of Bergen County