The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School recently held a dedication of the Arie & Eva Halpern Library and Holocaust Studies Center. Henry and Sherry Stein dedicated the room and center in loving memory of their parents. The room is a recreation of the library designed and built by Arie and Eva Halpern in their Springfield, NJ home. The extensive collection of seforim, Holocaust literature and modern Judaic books was donated by Arie and Eva Halpern’s children.
The Arie & Eva Halpern Library and Holocaust Studies Center is the premier multi-media education center for independent and classroom learning about the Holocaust, and is central to the school’s study of anti-Semitism, persecution and Jewish survival throughout the ages. The center is led by Rabbi Dr. Sasha Pecaric, a noted author and researcher whose scholarship has enhanced the students’ understanding of Jewish history; he inspires them to embrace their responsibility to the Jewish people.