Café Europa

      Sunday Jan 16, 2022 Meals will be delivered between 1-3pm Join us on ZOOM @ 4:00pm   RSVP with Elaine @ Meals are free for Holocaust survivors. additional meals can also be ordered for $25

Online Book Discussion: We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration by Rachael Cerrotti

We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration by Rachael Cerrotti Discussion led by Sheryl Bronkesh, President of Phoenix Holocaust Association Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 2PM (MST) A granddaughter's decade-long journey to retrace her grandmother's wartime escape and weave together the thin threads of family history. In 2009, Rachael Cerrotti, a college student pursuing a career in photojournalism, asked her grandmother, Hana, if she could record her story. Rachael knew that her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor and the only one in her family alive at the end of the war. Rachael also knew that she survived because of the kindness of strangers. It wasn't a secret. Hana spoke about her history publicly and regularly. But, …

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Descendants’ Forum Judith Greenberg “Cypora’s Echo” – the story of family members during World War II in Poland.

              Judith Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University and had been writing and teaching about trauma and literature for years before she discovered the history of the last days of the Jews of Siedlce, Poland recorded by her own relative, Cypora Jablon Zonszajn. Cypora understood that the only chance for her baby daughter, Rachel, lay outside the ghetto. Cypora gave Rachel to her Catholic friends from childhood. Cypora’s friends raised Rachel and buried their friend’s written pages, which are now held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. RSVP: RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST so we can add you to the participant list. RSVP to Elaine Goldenthal Or phone 480.330.1547.

Teacher’s Workshop: Teaching the Holocaust

      Teaching the Holocaust Workshop - FEB. 8, 2022 Includes a virtual tour of the Holocaust Center, survivor presentation/Q&A, and lessons from the new Holocaust curriculum for middle and high school students. From 4-7 PM MST. Participants will receive a certificate for 3 seat hours. Register Here:

EVJCC Generations After Meeting

    Register below to receive the link. The topic is the “Holocaust by Bullets” exhibit. Learn more about the exhibit There is no Zoom link in this email. To Register for Zoom Link you must go to the EVJCC page. About the speaker: Doris Lazarus is the proud daughter of two Holocaust survivors. Both of her parents survived the ghetto, over 2 years in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the death march and subsequent camps. Together they survived a total of 7 death camps. They met and married in a Displaced Persons camp 1 year after liberation.  Doris has dedicated her life to Holocaust education and remembrance.  She worked for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation from 1993-1997 and interviewed over 125 Holocaust survivors from the Midwest as part …

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26th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival

    The 26th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, showcasing the best in international Jewish films, will stream from February 10-27, 2022. With your safety in mind, the Festival is virtual, allowing you to view great Jewish films from the comfort and safety of your own home. Film information, screening schedules and ticket sales available at WWW.GPJFF.ORG  

Café Europa

      Menu Schnitzel Grilled Veggies Rice Dessert Brownies Sunday Feb 13, 2022, free meals will be delivered to survivors between 1pm-3pm. ZOOM starts @ 4:00pm. RSVP with Elaine @ Meals are free for Holocaust survivors. additional meals can also be ordered for $25

Echoes & Reflections Workshops: Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy

    Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy: The Holocaust as a Case Study Description Media literacy skills have become essential for young people to successfully navigate and critically assess the ever-increasing amount of information they receive throughout their day - on social media, advertisements, television, and film. Therefore, it is crucial for students to comprehend and identify how media, both historically and in contemporary society, can be used as a tool to incite hate and violence against certain groups. This learning opportunity examines the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. Educators will gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role …

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Tommy Schnurmacher: Makeup Tips from Auschwitz

        Wednesday February 16, 2022    at 5:30 PM MST; 7:30 EST; 4:30 PST Register here: Make Up Tips from Auschwitz. Join us to listen to the widely-recognized Canadian author, journalist, show-business columnist, broadcaster, Board member -Foundation for Genocide Education….and raconteur extraordinaire, Tommy Schnurmacher, as he offers us a very unique post-Holocaust memoir about how his mother got two infamous Nazis to save her life … and the profound impact her chutzpah had on their unusual and turbulent relationship. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and scratch your head.

Echoes and Reflections: Contemporary Antisemitism

    Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism Description Read the news and it is clear: antisemitism is not a relic of the past, but a hatred the world struggles with today. It is important that educators have the resources and tools to feel prepared to talk about contemporary manifestations of antisemitism and hate with students. This learning opportunity explores classroom materials to support effective teaching of contemporary antisemitism, its global reach, and its expression in the form of hate speech, violence, denial, and distortion of the Holocaust. Educators will also explore ways to support students’ commitment and ability to actively respond to and prevent antisemitism and other forms of prejudice in their communities. This program is sponsored by Tucson Jewish Museum …

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Holocaust by Bullets

Hayden Library at ASU 300 E Orange Mall, Tempe, Arizona

The Holocaust by Bullets exhibit will be open at ASU's Hayden Library from February 27 through April 17. *Hayden Library will be closed Sunday March 6.  The exhibition "Holocaust by Bullets 10 Years of Investigation" presents the results of Yahad-In Unum’s research in Eastern Europe. It also underscores the "Holocaust by Bullets" as a precursor and model for mass murder crimes today.  The exhibit showcases the painstaking research uncovering the step-by-step nature of the crimes committed against Jews and Roma by the Nazi killing units.  The exhibition is built around the five steps of the crime identified by Yahad-In Unum researchers based on eyewitness accounts. Docent-Led Exhibit Tours Open to the Public Mondays from 5–7 pm and Sundays from 1–3 pm from …

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The 2022 Holocaust Educator Conference

Keynote speaker will be author and award-winning podcast host, Rachael Cerrotti.  Rachael is the author of a book and podcast of the same name, We Share the Same Sky.  She also cohosts the Memory Generation podcast with oral historian Stephen D. Smith, a project of the USC Shoah Foundation.   Register for Online Event: LINKS.ASU.EDU/BJECONFERENCE