Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ

Who are we?

The mission of the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ is to remember the Holocaust and convey its history and lessons. In this context, we address the central tenets of what it means to be a moral and responsible citizen.

Why Support Holocaust education?

As the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum states, "The history of the Holocaust represents one of the most effective, and most extensively documented, subjects for a pedagogical examination of basic moral issues." But what does that really mean? more

Upcoming Events

  • From Memory to History

    January 27 - May 5
    Featuring the special exhibit, Women During the Holocaust.
    JANUARY 28, 7 P.M.: Opening Reception with speaker Barbara Winton, daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who saved 669 children through the Kindertransport.
    MAY 5, NOON: Yom HaShoah Commemoration and Lunch 'n Learn

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    January 27 - May 5
    Featuring the special exhibit, Women During the Holocaust.
    JANUARY 28, 7 P.M.: Opening Reception with speaker Barbara Winton, daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who saved 669 children through the Kindertransport.
    MAY 5, NOON: Yom HaShoah Commemoration and Lunch 'n Learn

    more
  • Real to Real Film Series

    Hannah Arendt
    Wednesday, February 3 - 1 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    A look at the life of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker in 1961 on the war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann.

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    Hannah Arendt
    Wednesday, February 3 - 1 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    A look at the life of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker in 1961 on the war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann.

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  • Bagels & Books

    Thursday, February 11, 12-2 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Bagels & Books presents The Nightingale
    In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent.
    RSVP to (973) 929-3194 or holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org.

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    Thursday, February 11, 12-2 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Bagels & Books presents The Nightingale
    In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent.
    RSVP to (973) 929-3194 or holocaustcouncil@jfedg...

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  • Real to Reel Film Series

    Twin Sisters
    Thursday, February 11 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Geography is destiny in the lives of two women who were separated at age six after the death of their parents. Based on the best selling novel by Tessa de Loo.
    RSVP to (973) 929-3194 or holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org

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    Twin Sisters
    Thursday, February 11 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Geography is destiny in the lives of two women who were separated at age six after the death of their parents. Based on the best selling novel by Tessa de Loo.
    RSVP t...

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    Twin Sisters
    Thursday, February 11 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Geography is destiny in the lives of two women who were separated a...

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    Twin Sisters
    Thursday, February 11 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippan...

    download flyer

    Twin Sisters
    Thursday, February 11 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish...

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    Twin Sisters
    Thursday, February 11 - 7 p.m...

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    Twin Sisters
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    Twin Sis...

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  • Reel to Real Film Series

    Army of Crime
    Thursday, April 7 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    This is a fact-based drama about the unit of the French Resistance led by eminent Armenian poet Missak Manouchian. The small group of refugees, mostly Jews, fought for France and freedom during the German occupation.
    RSVP to (973) 929-3194 or holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org

    download flyer

    Army of Crime
    Thursday, April 7 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    This is a fact-based drama about the unit of the French Resistance led by eminent Armenian poet Missak Manouchian. The small group of refugees, mostly Jews, fought for France and freedom during the German occupation.
    RSVP to (973) 929-3194 or holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org

    download flyer

Unconquered Souls Trailer from IPAK Productions on Vimeo.

Unconquered Souls has it all. It’s the story of Anitta Boyko Fox and her family who fled Vienna after Hitler’s rise to power and Kristallnacht. It’s about survival, migration, resilience in the face of trauma and displacement, entrepreneurship, Zionism, the use of cutting edge science and technologies to assure the establishment of an emrging nation at existential risk, art, romance, and dogs.

Be an Upstander Trailer from IPAK Productions on Vimeo.

Please view our new movie trailer BE AN UPSTANDER: The Fred Heyman Story, a film produced by our own former volunteer intern, Howard Goldberg (with the help of IPAK production company), now a junior at Ithaca College, and Fred’s “twin.” Film premiere updates will be coming shortly.

 

Peter Engler: Shanghai in My Life

Peter Engler a Holocaust Survivor who escaped the Nazis along with his family by fleeing to Shanghai was recently interviewed by the Chinese television station CCTV. Peter is an active member of the Holocaust Council participates in our Survivor Speak Programs and Student Survivor Luncheons. VIEW VIDEO

What to tell your child about bullying and discrimination

The population of our nation is becoming increasingly diverse. Here are some suggestions to help your child get along with people of varied backgrounds and abilities in the United States today. more

Cecile Seiden Memorial Workshop for Educators

Cecile devoted much of her time teaching children, youth, educators, and the general community about the Holocaust. Each year, teachers gather to increase their understanding of various aspects of the Holocaust and new ways to teach it and its lessons.  They learn from and are inspired by fascinating presenters and master teachers. more

In the News

read more in the Holocaust Council news archive

  • A lesson on the Holocaust from a survivor

    The Observer Online (12/29/15)
    Seventeen sixth-graders from Harrison’s Washington Middle School journeyed to the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Center in Whippany on Dec. 20 for an eye-opening experience. There, they viewed the premiere of “Be An Upstander: The Fred Heyman Story,” a documentary about Fred Heyman, a Holocaust survivor, who was at the screening and interacted with the youngsters.

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    The Observer Online (12/29/15)
    Seventeen sixth-graders from Harrison’s Washington Middle School journeyed to the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Center in Whippany on Dec. 20 for an eye-opening experience. There, they viewed the premiere of “Be An Upstander: The Fred Heyman Story,” a documentary about Fred Heyman, a Holocaust survivor, who was at the screening and interacted with the youngsters.

    more
  • The real Monuments Man...

    Daily Mail (MailOnline.co.uk) (6/28/14)
    In the searing heat, some 700 feet deep in the bowels of the Kochendorf salt mine in Germany, Harry Ettlinger prised open one of the 40,000 mud-crusted crates stacked by the shaft.

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    Daily Mail (MailOnline.co.uk) (6/28/14)
    In the searing heat, some 700 feet deep in the bowels of the Kochendorf salt mine in Germany, Harry Ettlinger prised open one of the 40,000 mud-crusted crates stacked by the shaft.

    more

    Daily Mail (MailOnline.co.uk) (6/28/14)
    In the searing heat, some 700 feet deep in the bowels of the Kochendorf salt mine in Germany, Harry Ettlinger prised open one of the 40,000 mud-crusted ...

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    Daily Mail (MailOnline.co.uk) (6/28/14)
    In the searing heat, some 700 feet deep in the bowels of the Kochendorf salt mine ...

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    Daily Mail (MailOnline.co.uk) (6/28/14)
    In the searing heat, some 700 feet deep in...

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    Daily Mail (MailOnline.co.uk) (6/28/14)
    In the seari...

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  • Survivor family’s gift honors late politician

    New Jersey Jewish News (5/7/14)
    When congregation leaders at Adath Shalom, the Conservative synagogue in Morris Plains, asked Ed Mosberg what was most important to him, he responded, “Holocaust education.”

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    New Jersey Jewish News (5/7/14)
    When congregation leaders at Adath Shalom, the Conservative synagogue in Morris Plains, asked Ed Mosberg what was most important to him, he responded, “Holocaust education.”

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    New Jersey Jewish News (5/7/14)
    When congregation leaders at Adath Shalom, the Conservative synagogue in Morris Plains, asked Ed Mosberg what was most important to him, he responded, “Holoca...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (5/7/14)
    When congregation leaders at Adath Shalom, the Conservative synagogue in Morris Plains, as...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (5/7/14)
    When congregation leaders at Adath Shalom, the Con...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (5/7/14)
    When congregation le...

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Survivors Speak

Survivors Speak is a program originally developed by the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest for the Morris Museum as part of their outreach to schools. 

The program consists of two speakers who are eyewitnesses to the Holocaust (survivors, liberators, POWs) and a moderator. more

Twin-With-A-Survivor Program 

The Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest created Twin-With-a-Survivor in 2001 to provide B’nai Mitzvah students the opportunity to make personal connections to Survivors who exemplify continued commitment to the Jewish community. 

Please return your completed contracts (by fax, mail, or scanned to email) to:
Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
901 Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981
fax (973) 884-7361
holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org

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Adopt-a-Survivor 

Adopt-A-Survivor is a program “to preserve and perpetuate the N’shamah – the soul and spirit of Shoah Survivors.” The program pairs a Survivor with one or more students. The student(s) become familiar with the Survivor’s life in order to tell that Survivor’s story in a public venue in the year 2045, a hundred years after the liberation of Auschwitz.

Please return your completed contracts (by fax, mail, or scanned to email) to:
Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
901 Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981
fax (973) 884-7361
holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org

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