Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00
More than 100 golfers will come together to create a truly magnificent day as the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center is set to honor Dr. David Bernstein at its third annual Golf Outing on Monday, Aug. 15, at the fabulous Glen Head Country Club in Glen Head. Dr. Bernstein’s column, “Liver Lines,” can be seen every two weeks in all Anton newspapers.
The golfers will not only take to the links, but also make it possible for the Holocaust Center to continue its indispensable work of promoting tolerance and compassion for all people through its Holocaust and Tolerance Workshops. These unique workshops use the lessons of the Holocaust to demonstrate graphically the destructiveness of prejudice and racism, and provide techniques for changing these behaviors. More than 40,000 adults and middle and high school students participated in these workshops just in the past year. Our middle and high school programs are available to schools free of charge.
The center has opened its fabulous new museum and library complete with computer access to Holocaust databases around the world. The success of events such as the golf outing is critical to the center’s ability to offer these powerful programs and facilities.
David Bernstein, MD, is Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center. He is a professor of clinical medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He and his wife, Dr. Helen Kim, have been great supporters of the Holocaust Center for several years and are also affiliated with the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA, the Audobon Society, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the NCPD, and the American Liver Foundation. As Dr. Bernstein has said about his support for the work of the Holocaust Center, “I strongly believe in the mission of the center to ensure that we will never forget the Holocaust, but, equally important, that we treat and judge all people on the basis of their actions and not by their appearance or social status.”