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Chhange celebrates 40 years

From left, Vita and George Kolber, hosts of “Starry Night Generations Writing for Right,” with Honorable Kim Guadagno, Sossie and Tavit Najarian, and Rep. Chris Smith (R-Dist. 4). Photo by Patty’s Pixels Event Photography
From left, Vita and George Kolber, hosts of “Starry Night Generations Writing for Right,” with Honorable Kim Guadagno, Sossie and Tavit Najarian, and Rep. Chris Smith (R-Dist. 4). Photo by Patty’s Pixels Event Photography

ACADEMY AWARD-winning screenwriter of “BlacKkKlansman” Charlie Wachtel, and his mother, author and educator Shirley Russak Wachtel, spoke in celebration of 40 years of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange). Chhange, based at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, educates about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights issues and promote the elimination of racism, anti-Semitism, and all forms of prejudice.

“Starry Night: Generations Writing for Right” was hosted June 1 by Vita and George at their Middletown home and attended by more than 100 guests.

Sponsors of this event received signed copies of the BlacKkKlansman script, Shirley Russak Wachtel’s book “My Mother’s Shoes,” and “Thrown Upon the World,” written by George Kolber and his brother Charles about their family’s journey to Shanghai during the Holocaust.

To learn more, visit chhange.org or call 732-224-1889.

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