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 LoveMonday, December 12, 12-2 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Years after her grandfather's death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbed 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.
    RSVP to (973) 929-3194 or holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org.

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    Paper LoveMonday, December 12, 12-2 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Years after her grandfather's death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbed 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.
    RSVP to (973) 929-3194 or holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org.

    download flyer
  • Real to Reel Film Series

    Simon and the Oaks
    Thursday, December 8 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    War and peace in Sweden. This film about the relationship between a Swedish family and a refugee Jewish family from Berlin, is a fascinating view into how World War II affected both adults and children during and after the war. RSVP to holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3194

    download flyer

    Simon and the Oaks
    Thursday, December 8 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    War and peace in Sweden. This film about the relationship between a Swedish family and a refugee Jewish family from Berlin, is a fascinating view into how World War II affected both adults and children during and after the war. RSVP to holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3194

    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.

 

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

more

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