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Brooklyn, NY - Holocaust Survivor Celebrates 101 Birthday

Published on: December 20, 2011 03:43 PM
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 birthday girl! Seated, MJHS Adult Day Health Center participant Rachel Walfish is cheered by some of her closest friends, after having just accepted a gorgeous bouquet and presented a cake big enough for 101 candles. birthday girl! Seated, MJHS Adult Day Health Center participant Rachel Walfish is cheered by some of her closest friends, after having just accepted a gorgeous bouquet and presented a cake big enough for 101 candles.

Brooklyn, NY - Rachel Walfish welcomed today the dawn of her 101st year of life, she was serenaded by an international group of friends, heralded by local politicians and celebrated by dozens of fans. And the site of the soiree was MJHS Adult Day Health Center on 16th Avenue in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

State Senator Martin Golden attended the lively party and congratulated the birthday girl, who was decked out in glamorous red and black. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz sent an inspiring proclamation.
Walfish was born in Poland in 1910 and became a skilled seamstress. She married in 1938 and escaped to Russia in 1939, when the Nazis invaded Poland. Walfish and her family returned to Poland in 1946 and then moved to the U.S. in 1956, after briefly living in Israel. To this day, friends herald her quiet wisdom and rave about her multilingual abilities: Polish, Russian, Yiddish, English are her languages of choice.


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 Dec 20, 2011 at 03:58 PM Rut24 Says:

Mazal tov!!!!!

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 Dec 20, 2011 at 10:58 PM NYPD_CHIEF_SAYS Says:

MAZEL TOV TILL 120 IN GREAT HEALTH

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 Dec 20, 2011 at 11:23 PM Rachel Says:

Reply to #1  
Rut24 Says:

Mazal tov!!!!!

Oh thank you! I"h by you oif simches!!!

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 Dec 20, 2011 at 11:27 PM Sherree Says:

Mazal Tov! Ad meah v'esrim.

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 Dec 20, 2011 at 11:39 PM skvererebbe Says:

mazel tov ! and may she be the one wearing the pants untill "120" !

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 Dec 23, 2011 at 07:19 AM David Walfish Says:

Mazal Tov Mamale ad 120 I Love You

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