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

  • Bagels & Books

    Paper Love
    POSTPONED - NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Years after her grandfather’s death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbled upon a cache of his letters in a file labeled “Correspondence: Patients A–G.” What she found inside weren’t dry medical histories; instead what was written opened a path into the destroyed world that was her family’s prewar Vienna.

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    Paper Love
    POSTPONED - NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Years after her grandfather’s death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbled upon a cache of his letters in a file labeled “Correspondence: Patients A–G.” What she found inside weren’t dry medical histories; instead what was written opened a path into the destroyed world that was her family’s prewar Vienna.

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  • Real to Reel Film Series

    Labyrinth
    Thursday, June 9 - 7 p.m. (NEW DATE)
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Giulio Ricciarelli's fact-based drama is the intelligent and arresting tale of an ambitious young prosecutor intent on bringing war criminals to justice. (Please note new date: June 9.)

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    Labyrinth
    Thursday, June 9 - 7 p.m. (NEW DATE)
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Giulio Ricciarelli's fact-based drama is the intelligent and arresting tale of an ambitious young prosecutor intent on bringing war criminals to justice. (Please note new date: June 9.)

    more
  • Seiden Annual Teachers' Conference

    Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13 - 8:30 am - 4 pm.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Featured speakers: Alan Chernoff, Former CNN and CNBC Senior Correspondent; Robert Hadley
    Robert Hadley, 2-year social studies teacher with a Masters in Education and a Masters Certification in Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Michael Zeiger, a child survivor saved by a Righteous Rescuer as depicted in The Secret of the Village Fool.

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    Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13 - 8:30 am - 4 pm.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Featured speakers: Alan Chernoff, Former CNN and CNBC Senior Correspondent; Robert Hadley
    Robert Hadley, 2-year social studies teacher with a Masters in Education and a Masters Certification in Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Michael Zeiger, a child survivor saved by a Righteous Rescuer as depicted in The Secret of the Village Fool.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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 ...

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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)
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Holocaust Survivors Get Help from Federal Grant

NJTV News (3/16/16)

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.

 

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

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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