Bushwick School Celebrates Holocaust Survivor and Mentor Birthday

Mrs. Fanya Heller, a dedicated educator who has spoken countless times to inner-city school children on “tolerance and understanding”, received a unique and surprise gift on her 90th birthday.

The special present came from the creative hearts and minds of 90 students at the Bushwick School for Social Justice in Brooklyn as a heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Heller for her numerous visits to the school. Filled with love and gratitude, they created a memorable video with personal messages, a giant party cake , a resounding rendition of “Happy Birthday” and a release of 90 helium-filled balloons.