Antisemitism, Education, Holocaust, Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoa: Holocaust Memorial Day

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Today is Holocaust Memorial Day – a day of remembrance during which Jewish communities and individuals worldwide commemorate the six million Jewish people who died during the Holocaust. It coincides with the 27th of Nissan (on the Hebrew calendar) to mark the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, when Jewish resistance fighters defied the Nazis and fought for freedom and dignity.

We must never forget.

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The following links provide information about Holocaust survivors, and the atrocities they endured:

Telling Their Stories–Survivors and Liberator
Listen, watch, or read stories of those who survived the war, and those who liberated the concentration camps, interviewed by school children and historians.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Videos and transcripts of interviews with more than 500 survivors.

Antisemitism, Film, Films, Holocaust, Yom HaShoah

GI JEWS will premiere nationwide TONIGHT! Wednesday 4/11 at 10 p.m. on PBS!

IN HONOR OF HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

GI Jew

GI JEWS: JEWISH AMERICAN S IN WORLD WAR II tells the extraordinary story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II, and features original interviews with Mel Brooks, Max Fuchs, Si Lewen, Henry Kissinger, Deborah Dash Moore, Robert Morgenthau, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Sarna and others.

In their own words, WWII veterans bring their war experiences to life: how they fought for their nation and their people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed.

Read more about the film and watch the trailer here.

Events, Holocaust, Theater

“The Soap Myth” – A Staged Reading of the Acclaimed Play

In honor of International Holocaust Memorial Day, Hofstra Hillel, in association with Burke Cohen Entertainment, presents a staged reading of

The Soap Myth

More than a half century after WW II, at the desperate urging of a passionate survivor, a young investigative reporter finds herself caught between numerous versions of the same story. Played out against the backdrop of deadline reporting and journalistic integrity, the critically acclaimed The Soap Myth by Jeff Cohen questions who has the right to write history—those people who have lived it and remember, those who study and protect it, or those who would seek to distort its very existence? And finally what is our responsibility once we know the truth?

Starring: 7-time Emmy winner, Ed Asner, and 2-time Tony nominee, Johanna Day

Where:   The Helene Fortunoff Theater at Monroe Lecture Center, Hofstra University,       Hempstead, NY

When: February 1, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ticket Price: $36/person

To Purchase Tickets:   Go to http://bit.ly/HHSoapMyth or hofstrahillel.org, or                 call (516) 463-7727

“An eye-opening history lesson… gut-wrenching… unforgettable.”

                                                                                         – History News Network

“Continues to haunt me… this is the theatre of witness at its best – provocative and morally ambiguous.”

– The Philadelphia Jewish Voice

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Participate in the #WeRemember Campaign for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

We Remember

The World Jewish Congress has launched its second annual #WeRemember campaign in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Through this initiative, WJC is reaching out to millions of people across the globe to encourage them to partake in a simple yet meaningful task that will inspire conversation and help ensure that a new generation will learn the story and lessons of the Holocaust.

We ask you to photograph yourself while holding a sign with the words “We Remember,” and post the image to social media using the hashtag #WeRemember.

YOU can help ensure that this message is heard by millions. Last year’s campaign was viewed the world over by more than 250 million people. Participants included heads of state, celebrities, and common citizens from as far away as Canada to Croatia and Russia to Rwanda. This year, the goal is to reach 500 million people.

The campaign will run through International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, culminating with a live projection of all participant photos on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau between January 24-27.

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Holocaust, Israel, Youth

Summer Camp Opportunities Available for Teens – Scholarships Available!

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer!  This summer there is a fabulous opportunity for teens to learn about their Jewish heritage during a 22-day trip through Poland and Israel!  You can register here!  For questions, call (516) 833-3057.

CTeen Heritage Summer Camp