Congresswoman Grace Meng Responds To Jewish Community

Last week on Tuesday night, Central hosted its 13th Names, Not Numbers evening, marking the culmination of Central seniors’ yearlong project. Over 20 members of the senior class, under the direction of program creator Mrs. Tova Fish-Rosenberg and faculty coordinator Rabbi Joshua Strulowitz, worked the entire year on making the film, which is an oral history of several Holocaust survivors. In order to create the film, the seniors learned interviewing skills from a journalist, and filming and editing from a filmmaker. The end result was a beautifully done, high-definition documentary that encompassed the highly diverse stories of the Holocaust survivors, screened to an audience of parents, faculty, and friends.

The evening opened with remarks from Mrs. CB Neugroschl, followed by “Reflections” from senior Etty Weschler; Mrs. Rosenberg then introduced the film. “The film came out so well,” said senior Yael Berger. “It was an inspirational project to work on and the product was incredible.”

Central students are lucky to be an important part of preserving history and are inspired by the stories they hear. Rabbi Strulowitz ended the program with concluding remarks.