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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

The Magic of Kindness

Sunday, September 12, 2021 | 4 - 5 pm

Orly is the founder of the global non-profit, Life Vest Inside, a kindness expert, educator, best selling author, entrepreneur and keynotespeaker who inspires audiences to take action. Her talks and workshops provide the groundwork for lasting change and motivate people to become the best version of themselves so that they can influence the world for good. Drawing from her personal journey,groundbreaking science, and her signature wit, Orly inspires people to tap into the power of kindness-the most underutilized skill in today's world. Through her talk, Orly demonstrates how kindness and a simple shift in perspective can alter the way a person connects with themselves and the world around them. Hear from Orly

Life Vest Inside gained international acclaim when Orly's award-winning film "Kindness Boomerang" went viral, receiving over 100 million people, landing her a spot at TED2013 and launched what has come to be known as the "Kindness Revolution". Learn more about Orly and Life Vest Inside

Register for the event

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.

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.

Grand Opening

Sunday, October 10, 2021 | 4 - 6 pm

More details to follow

For further information please contact the Museum at holocaustrcc@gmail.com or 845-574-4099.

Run for the Six

October 17, 2021

Virtual Event

Together we will remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Visit the Run for the Six page for more information