Arthur Flug will be guest in the pulpit at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck’s Sabbath Eve Service in commemoration of Kristallnacht, Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Flug is the former executive director of the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College.
Upon graduating from Queens College, he embarked upon a career of more than 55 years dedicated to education, community leadership, social legislation, human rights and political organization. He also holds an MS in Administration from Pace College and an ED.D.in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University.
After 30 years as both teacher and administrator in the NYC public schools, he accepted a position as district administrator for former U.S. Congressman Gary Ackerman.
In 1990, he left government service to become a volunteer in the Israeli Defense Forces. Then, after completing a two-month stint, he returned to the field of community service.
In 2003, Flug accepted a part time position as director of outreach for the Kupferberg Holocaust Center and shortly after became its executive director. It was here that he undertook a number of major initiatives that led to the creation of a $6.5 million fund for the creation of a 10,000 square foot facility with an extensive interactive, computerized exhibit reaching out to students, faculty, Holocaust survivors and community.
Today, the Kupferberg Holocaust Center emerges as a major facility for the study of hate crimes and social justice in New York City.
Flug is the recipient of numerous awards and citations for community service.
All members of the community are invited to attend.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane. For further information, call 516-482-5701.