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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Here are some upcoming events that may be of interest

  • Bagels & Books

    Monday, December 8 - 12 - 2 p.m. (new date)
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany
    Join us for the December 2014 Book selection, THE SIEGE, by Helen Dunmore
    RSVP to holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3194

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    Monday, December 8 - 12 - 2 p.m. (new date)
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany
    Join us for the December 2014 Book selection, THE SIEGE, by Helen Dunmore
    RSVP to holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3194

    download flyer

    Monday, December 8 - 12 - 2 p.m. (new date)
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany
    Join us for the December 2014 Book selection, THE SIEGE, by Helen Dunmore
    RSVP to...

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    Monday, December 8 - 12 - 2 p.m. (new date)
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany
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    Monday, December 8 - 12 - 2 p.m. (new date)
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  • Real to Reel Film Series: Two Lives

    Thursday, December 11 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany
    The suspenseful mystery, starring Juliane Kohler and Liv Ullman is about a Norwegian family whose family unravels when a wartime secret is exposed. Two professional development credits will be awarded to educators who attend this screening.
    Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
    RSVP to holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3194.

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    Thursday, December 11 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany
    The suspenseful mystery, starring Juliane Kohler and Liv Ullman is about a Norwegian family whose family unravels when a wartime secret is exposed. Two professional development credits will be aw...

    download flyer

    Thursday, December 11 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany
    The suspenseful mystery, starring Juliane Kohler and Liv Ullman is about a Norwegian family who...

    download flyer

    Thursday, December 11 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany
    The suspenseful mystery, ...

    download flyer

    Thursday, December 11 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Cam...

    download flyer

    Thursday, December 11 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekm...

    download flyer

    Thursday, December...

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    Thursday...

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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

more

In the News

read more in the Holocaust Council news archive

  • 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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  • 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)
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Keeping Holocaust Memories Alive: Twin With a Survivor

CJ Online (3/11/2013)
by Barbara Wind


What do we want from our b’nai mitzvah students?


Acknowledgement and acceptance. We want them to acknowledge that they are part of the Jewish people. And we want them to accept their personal responsibility as a member of that community. But how do we convey to them the value of that Jewish engagement? Historian Salo Baron has suggested that we dwell not only on the “lachrymose conception of Jewish history” but rather on the “joy as well as ultimate redemption” of Judaism. more