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Student Moves Audience At Holocaust Program

On June 26, Chloe Margulis, a 16-year-old junior at Schreiber High School and an accomplished violinist, performed her original composition titled “Remember” to commemorate the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. Her performance took place at Temple Judea in Manhasset at a luncheon during which Holocaust survivors, friends and other attendees were acknowledged for their participation during the past year in the “Adopt A Survivor” program.

“Adopt A Survivor” is run from the temple’s Holocaust Resource Center, whose director is Irving Roth, an Auschwitz survivor. The essence of the program is for students to meet with survivors over the course of approximately three months, becoming their surrogates. The rapt attention with which the audience listened to Margulis’ mesmerizing interpretation of her composition, the enthusiastic applause and subsequent personal congratulations were testimony to her musical artistry.

In addition to being an accomplished violinist, Margulis has written and published two books, one at the age of fourteen! She is completing the second book of a trilogy, which will be published this summer. She will introduce it on August 16 at 12 at the Port Washington Library as part of the Library’s “Sandwiched In, Meet the Author” program, All are welcome to meet this incredibly multifaceted talent.

Editor’s note: Stanley Ronell, a Holocaust survivor and a friend of Margulis, was one of the attendees at the luncheon.