Alan Moskin was born in Englewood, New Jersey on May 30, 1926. He attended Syracuse University both before and after his military service in World War II. As a graduate of New York University Law School, Alan worked as a civil trial attorney in New Jersey for over 20 years before moving to the private business sector until he retired in 1991.
Alan was drafted into military service at the age of 18 and served in the United States Army during World War II from 1944 until 1946. He was a member of the 66th Infantry, 71st Division, part of General George Patton's 3rd Army. At the beginning of May 1945, his Company participated in the liberation of the Gunskirchen Concentration Camp, a sub-camp of Mauthausen. After the war ended, Alan remained in Europe as a member of the U.S. Army of Occupation.
Alan presently resides in Nanuet, NY and speaks to students and community groups throughout the country about his experiences as an infantry combat soldier and a concentration camp liberator. In addition to is speaking engagements, Alan was recently featured in the documentary "GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII" on PBS.
Alan has two grown daughters and seven grandchildren. He presently serves as a Vice President on the Board of Trustees of the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education and is also a past Commander of the Rockland/Orange District Council of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA. We honor Alan for his service to our country, his dedication to the Museum, and his tireless efforts to educate young people about the Holocaust.
Stefany and Simon Bergson have raised their beautiful family, enjoyed tremendous professional success in their respective careers, and established themselves as philanthropists with the utmost concern for the well-being of not only their community - but of humanity.
Stefany Bergson was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. She overcame barriers of sexism to become one of the first women executives in Radio and TV Media Sales. Currently, Stefany is pursuing her creative passions as a Broadway theater producer and was the recipient of a Tony Award for her work on Spring Awakening.
Simon Bergson is the son of two Holocaust survivors and was born in a US-run Displaced Persons Camp in Austria. He was six months old when his family came to the United States, where his parents taught him, "The harder you work, the luckier you get." Taking the adage to heart, Simon went on to establish the largest single-market beer distribution company in the US.
The Bergsons are committed to improving the lives of people across the NYC Metro Area and to promoting Holocaust memory and education across the globe. Over the years their involvement wit many charities and museums has made a difference in countless lives. Through their generous support of the Museum and other projects, the Bergsons are working to build a better tomorrow based on remembering and learning from the past.
Today we honor Stefany and Simon Bergson and recognize their children Brianne, Alex, and Mitchel as dedicated stewards of sustaining our memory and educating future generations about the Holocaust.
Jake Ehrenreich is a musician, author, and playwright. He is currently featured in the film The Last Laugh alongside Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, and has appeared on Broadway in Dancin' Barnum, They're Playing Our Song, and toured internationally as Ringo in Beatlemania. A Brooklyn born child of Holocaust survivors, Jake is best known as star and creator of his record breaking musical, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, which is now a bestselling book. Jake's writings also appear in Summer Haven, The Catskills, and The Holocaust and the Literary Imagination alongside Nobel Prize Winner Isaac Bashevis Singer. Jake's newest CD is A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs with Oscar nominee / Grammy winning pianist Roger Kellaway. NYC declared A Jew Grows in Brooklyn Day in 2012, and Jake received a Special Congressional Citation for service to the community as well as induction into the Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame in 2016. Jake lives with his wife Lisa of 22 years in Orange County NY, and their 20 year old son attends Berklee College of Music. Jake's new variety show begins airing on JBS late fall 2018.
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