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

  • Lunch & Learn

    Wednesday, January 25 - 12 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Guest Speaker: Bernard & Henry Schanzer
    Bernard and Henry Schanzer, identical twins fled to France with their parents when the Germans invaded Belgium in May 1940. Their father was deported to Auschwitz. Their mother encountered many life-threatening situations, but thanks to her fortitude, and the help of two wonderful Christian women, the twins were hidden as Gentiles. Free admission.

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    Wednesday, January 25 - 12 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Guest Speaker: Bernard & Henry Schanzer
    Bernard and Henry Schanzer, identical twins fled to France with their parents when the Germans invaded Belgium in May 1940. Their father was deported to Auschwitz. Their mother encountered many life-threatening situations, but thanks to her fortitude, and the help of two wonderful Christian women, the twins were hidden as Gentiles. Free...

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  • From Memory to History

    January 24 - May 4
    January 24, 7 p.m.: Opening Reception
    Faces and Voices of the Holocaustfeatures the special exhibit, Children During the Holocaust.

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    January 24 - May 4
    January 24, 7 p.m.: Opening Reception
    Faces and Voices of the Holocaustfeatures the special exhibit, Children During the Holocaust.

    more
  • Being Mortal: Film Screening and Discussion

    Monday, January 30 - 7 p.m.
    Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, Livingston
    Free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film Being Mortal. Based on the book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them.
    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. RSVP to mgellman@jfedgmw.org
    or (973) 929-3096 by Jan. 23

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    Monday, January 30 - 7 p.m.
    Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, Livingston
    Free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film Being Mortal. Based on the book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them.
    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. RSVP to mgellman@jfedgmw.org
    or (973) 929-3096 by Jan. 23

    download flyer
  • Real to Reel Film Series

    For a Woman
    Wednesday, February 16 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany
    "Hitler was our matchmaker" many survivors couples said, because it was the war that brought them together. For a Woman takes place ac ouple of years after Liberation and is a fascinating look into the war's aftermath. RSVP to holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3194.

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    For a Woman
    Wednesday, February 16 - 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany
    "Hitler was our matchmaker" many survivors couples said, because it was the war that brought them together. For a Woman takes place ac ouple of years after Liberation and is a fascinating look into the war's aftermath. 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