From Generation to Generation

As members of the Second Generation, we realize that the past strengthens us, but it is the future which gives us hope.  I am proud to announce that my son, Howie, will be representing his generation in two upcoming events.

1. Watch the two of us on EBTV discussing the impact of the Shoah on future generations.  Beginning April 11, see us on “Totally East Brunswick with Mayor Stahl” at  EB residents may view the program on Channel 3 on Wednesdays at 8pm & 11pm; Sundays at 7pm; Mondays at 4pm throughout the month of April..

2.On April 19 , see Howie represent the 3rd generation as he speaks at the Annual Commemoration of Holocaust and Heroism sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Middlesex County, at the East Brunswick Jewish Center, 6pm exhibit, 7:30 pm commemoration.  …Hope to see you there!


About shirleywachtel

Shirley Russak Wachtel is the author of The Story of Blima—A Holocaust Survivor (publ.2005), a novel which recounts the early years of her mother, Betty Weisstuch Russak. The novel s listed as a recommended novel by the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. Wachtel is the author of several children's books, including a series of interactive mysteries, Charlie Wonder, Chef-Detective (2005), which includes several recipes; Brad Sureshot, Coach-Detective (2007) which details basketball skills; and Howie Rocket, World-Traveler-Detective (2009) which has handy foreign language phrases. In The Mellow Light (2009) is her first book of poetry. She is a professor of English at Middlesex County College in New Jersey. In addition, Wachtel is the co-author of Spotlight on Reading (2011), a textbook for college-level students. A mother of three sons, she resides with her husband, Arthur, in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Initially written as a doctoral dissertation for her Doctor of Letters Degree from Drew University, My Mother's Shoes , says Wachtel, is not just the novel of her life, it is the novel of her heart.
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