Gwen Secter holds luncheon for Holocaust survivors

left: Saul & Ida Alpern in
front of the auditorium newly
renamed in honour of Saul's
parents; right: Sonia Lazar

Approximately 60 individuals, including Holocaust survivors, family members, and friends turned out Thursday, August 19, at the Gwen Secter Centre for a luncheon that was sponsored by Saul and Ida Alpern. Prior to the luncheon Saul and Ida unveiled the new name of the Gwen Secter Auditorium, now to be known as the Isaac and Rosa Alpern Auditorium - in honour of Saul’s parents, who perished during the Holocaust (along with a sister and brother). Following the lunch, guests were entertained by violinist Sonia Lazar of the WSO.