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UPCOMING EVENTS

SPECIAL EXHIBITS

Holocaust By Bullets

A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Forgotten Aspects of the Holocaust

Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education
Rockland Community College
145 College Road, Suffern, NY

The Holocaust By Bullets is an exhibit documenting mass Jewish killing sites of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. To date, 2,133 execution sites and 5,298 testimonies have been documented in the project, illuminating a model for mass violence that continues lo be prevalent in our world today. This exhibit exposes a largely unknown chapter of the Holocaust and serves lo influence all societies lo examine the darker recesses of history and lo speak out against today's global disease of genocide.

School Visits

Participate in our Pilot Education Program

Available Programs

  • Holocaust by Bullets - Special Exhibit
  • Keepers of the Past Gallery Walk
  • Testimony Talks by Survivors and Liberators
  • Interactive Student Workshops

Closed until further notice
Watch the virtual tour

For booking information please contact amiller@holocauststudies.org or call 845-574-4099.

HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION, EDUCATION
& TOLERANCE PROGRAMS

Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration

April 8, 2021 at 7 pm

Virtual Event
Zoom link to follow

Visit the Yom HaShoah page for further information.

Justice Brandeis Law Society 9th Judicial District Virtual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

April 9, 2021 at 12:30 - 1 pm

Virtual Event
Please join via: bit.ly/HMCTEcourthouse

Topic
The Importance of the Justice System in our Democracy, and Why We Must Never Forget

Keynote Speaker
Thane Rosenbaum

Thane Rosenbaum is a law professor, legal and Middle East analyst, novelist, essayist, and Distinguished University Professor at Touro College, where he directs the Forum on Life, Culture & Society. He is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, including Saving Free Speech...from Itself; Payback: The Case for Revenge; and The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right. He edited the anthology Law Lit: From Atticus Finch to The Practice: A Collection of Great Writing About the Law. His novels include How Sweet It Is!; The Golems of Gotham; Second Hand Smoke; and Elijah Visible, among others. He has a twice-monthly column with the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, and has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, and the Daily Beast, among other publications. He is the Legal Analyst for CBS News Radio. He hosts The Talk Show at the 92nd Street Y. www.thanerosenbaum.com

For more information please contact Holocaustrcc@gmail.com or 845-574-4099

Annual Benefit Brunch

May 23, 2021

The Rockleigh
26 Paris Ave, Rockleigh, NJ

Visit the Annual Benefit Brunch page for further information.

Empowering Women Through Unity Series

Sisters and Friends. Wives and Neighbors. Wives and Mothers. The list goes on, yet the women in our lives are much greater than these titles could ever imply. They love us, inspire us, nurture us, and guide us in helping ourselves.

Each of us has a heroine in her life - and often more than one. The HMCTE Women's Circle brings these righteous women's stories to the fore and celebrates them. Together we have the unique opportunity to learn about the incredible work women are doing here in our communities and around the world. Then we work to support and amplify those good deeds wherever we can. Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean of numerous possibilities.

Join us, as our Women's Circle embarks on a movement to grow a sisterhood for a better tomorrow. Our wisdom, power and commitment are needed now more than ever before.

"Human greatness does not lay in wealth and power but in character and goodness"
-Anne Frank

We request a $36.00 donation for each program.

Empowering Women Through Unity Events

Zoom link will be sent upon registration

For more information please contact Holocaustrcc@gmail.com or 845-574-4099.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 7:30pm

Judy Batalion
Author of The Light of Days
New release film The Ghetto Girls

Judy Batalion is the author of The Light of Days which was optioned by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners and will be published in 18 languages. Her first book White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood and the Mess in Between was optioned by Warner Brothers for whom Judy is currently developing the TV series "Cluttered." Judy's essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Forward, Vogue, and many other publications. Judy has a BA in the History of Science from Harvard, and a PhD in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, University of London, and has worked as a museum curator and university lecturer. Born in Montreal, where she grew up speaking English, French, Hebrew, and Yiddish, she now lives in New York with her husband and three children.

Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 7:30pm

Sivan Ya'ari
CEO of Innovation Africa (The Jewish Heart of Africa) Lighting up one village at a time

Sivan Ya'ari is the founder and CEO of Innovation: Africa, a nonprofit that brings Israeli solar, agricultural and water technologies to African villages. She was born in Israel, raised in France, educated in the United States with degrees in Finance from Pace University and a masters in International Energy Management and Policy from Columbia University. Sivan has been working in Africa for over 20 years and over the past decade, using Israeli technologies, has brought clean water and light to nearly 3 million people across 10 African countries. Sivan and her organization, Innovation: Africa, have received multiple awards including the Innovation Award from the United Nations. Sivan has been recognized as one of the most "Inspiring Israeli this Decade" by Grapevine, one of 50 "Most Influential Women in Israel" by Forbes, one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Israelis in International Business, Science, and Culture" by NoCamels, and one of the "Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life" by Algemeiner. Sivan lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and 3 children.

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 7:30pm

Jeannie Smith
Daughter of Righteous Among the Nations Irene Gut Opdyke
Author of In My Hands

Jeannie Smith is the daughter of Righteous among the Nations, Irene Gut Opdyke. She's also a wife, mother, and Grandmother of 5. Together with her husband Gary, they have raised, housed, fostered ... , and sometimes endured over 60 children in their 30 years of married life!

Before sharing her mother's story all over the US, Canada, and Europe, Jeannie owned and ran a horse boarding stable while providing housing and work for troubled high school and college-age youth. A happy, content introvert, Jeannie had no thought of EVER doing public speaking.

When the task of continuing her mother's story fell to her, Irene's only child, she adamantly turned it down until she couldn't - realizing the message was too important to let go.

Most people might take a public speaking class, but Jeannie learned to overcome her fears while standing on a Broadway stage for 17 months. She was responsible for doing three hundred fifty-six "talkbacks" after each performance of "Irena's Vow," the Broadway play about her mother 's life. The only person on stage who didn't have a script to follow!

Jeannie and her husband run a non-profit lodge in a ridiculously remote area of S.E. Alaska, where they serve wounded Vets and their families. During the summer months, guests come to fish, relax, and watch the wildlife while staying clear of Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education neighboring Bears.

Sharing the story of her mother 's life over the past 18 years has become one of Jeannie's life's passions, a calling she views as a great honor and a privilege.

Face your fears; you never know how great it can be on the other side!

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 7:30pm

Rebecca Walker
Author, feminist and activist
Daughter of renowned author Alice Walker
Author of Black, White, and Jewish

Rebecca Walker has contributed to the global conversation about race, gender, power, and the evolution of the human family for three decades. Since graduating from Yale, she has authored and edited seven bestselling books on subjects ranging from intergenerational feminism and multiracial identity to Black Cool and ambivalent motherhood, and written dozens of articles on topics as varied as Barack Obama's masculinity, the work of visual artist Ana Mendieta, and the changing configuration of the American family.

Rebecca has written, developed and produced film and television projects with Warner Brothers, NBCUniversal, Amazon, HBO, and Paramount, and spoken at over four hundred universities and corporate campuses internationally, including Harvard, The Whitney Museum, and TEDx Lund. When Rebecca was 21, she co-founded the Third Wave Fund, which makes grants to womxn and transgender youth working for social justice.

Rebecca has won many awards, including the Women Who Could Be President Award from the League of Women Voters, was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential leaders of her generation, and continues to teach her masterclass, The Art of Memoir, at gorgeous and inspiring places around the world. Her newest book, an interactive journal called What's Your Story: A Guide to Everyday Evolution, is now available from Sounds True.