The community is invited to a talk by Suzanne Vromen, author of “Hidden Children of the Holocaust,” after minyan on Sunday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m., at Temple Israel at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. The talk is co-sponsored by the Adult Education committees of the Glen Rock Jewish Center and Temple Israel. Admission is free. Vromen was living in Belgium when the Germans invaded the country in 1940. After a year under Nazi occupation, she and her family succeeded in escaping and finding refuge in the Belgian Congo. But in the terrifying ‘Hidden Children of the Holocaust’ to be presented summer of 1942 in Belgium, when the Nazis began the brutal roundup of Jewish families, other parents searched desperately for safe haven for their children. As Vromen reveals, these children found sanctuary with other families, schools, Catholic convents, and orphanages. The author has interviewed those who were hidden as children, the Christian women who rescued them, and the nuns who gave the children shelter. Her book offers an inspiring chronicle of the brave individuals who risked everything to protect innocent young strangers, and a rivet- March 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 11 ing account of the children who lived to tell their stories. Vromen is professor emeritus of sociology at Bard College. She has held visiting positions at Vassar College, at the University of Haifa, and recently taught as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Buber Institute of the Free University of Brussels. At this presentation, Vromen will be signing copies of “Hidden Children of the Holocaust.” The book will be available for $20. For more information, call 201-444-9320, E-mail to, or visit Public Health Care Center (continued from page 5) The improvements were made with part of a $68,500 grant from Community Development. Of that grant, $31,500 was earmarked for the Health Center and $37,000 for barrier-free improvements to the Pine Street baseball field bathrooms. The original center was a gift to the community from the Waldwick Lions Club on the occasion of their 25th anniversary in 1983. As the public health nurse for the past 17 years, Shepard provides free services for Waldwick senior citizens, such as flu shots, blood pressure tracking and B-12 shots, and gives referrals from her wealth of experience and contacts when necessary. “I don’t turn anyone away,” she said. For children, she administers the well-baby clinic for Waldwick and seven other area towns who contract with Waldwick for the services. Under the direction of Douglas Fenkart, M.D. of Bergen West Pediatrics, the clinic provides immunizations, check ups and physical examinations for children who do not have health insurance. It meets on the second Tuesday of the month, and all services are free of charge. Call Shepard at 201-444-3914 for further information. Out of the way, but worth it. Major Credit Cards Accepted ������� ������������������������� � �������������������� � ������������������������������������������������������������ �������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������� Pediatric Dentistry Available ��������������������� 85 Hillside Ave, Midland Park • 201-444-4760 • 201-445-1164 Open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Closed Sunday Schweinfurth Florist ����������������������������������������� 3-25-09 Joan/Janine ArtInDent2x(3-25-09) 2 x 4.5