“Everybody — every human being — has the obligation to contribute somehow to this world”

—Edith Carter, Holocaust Survivor


4th Annual Great Human Race 5k

Date: Sunday, June 1st, 2014 Location: CHHE 8401 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236 Time: Registration starts at 9:00am on the Montgomery Road side entrance. The race will begin promptly at 10:00am.  Route: The race will leave and circle back to CHHE which is located at 8401 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236. Map course below.           Please join us for the 4th Great Human Race 5k walk/run! Your admission supports The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education and helps children of all ages and adults learn about the lessons of the Holocaust and increase their commitment to inclusion. Special guest appearance by Bengals player, Taylor Mays, who will be present to sign autographs and take photos!   During the race, there will also be a children’s tie-dying activity led by The Art Spark! This activity is appropriate for ages 4-12 years old. Children left under the supervision of The Art Spark, must be potty trained. If you would like your child to participate in this activity while you run/walk, look for The Art Spark table during registration to sign your child in.         Register Now! by ACTIVE Network Today until May 15th: $25 May 16th through race day, June 1st:  $30 Students: $15 with student ID Ages 8 & under: FREE (no T-shirt)     Donate Today! Walk Register to walk as an individual walker. Run Register to run as an individual runner. Teams Register to walk or run by starting a team or joining an existing team. Sponsor A Runner or Walker Take your participation in the GHR to the next level and help CHHE reach more students this year! If you would like to sponsor a runner or walker, make a donation to CHHE. Volunteer The Great Human Race 5k walk/run would not be possible without the help of committed volunteers. Be a part of the race day and help support an important cause! Contact Trinity Ruggles at truggles@holocaustandhumanity.org or by calling 513-487-3055 if you would like to volunteer. Become a Sponsor By becoming a sponsor, you will enjoy prominent exposure on our race merchandise and advertising channels. Email Hagit Caspi at hcaspi@holocaustandhumanity.org for more information.   Thank you to our 2014 Great Human Race Sponsors!                                                       Thank you to the following local businesses for donating prizes...
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Yom Hashoah

Mayerson JCC 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH   2:00pm The annual commemoration of the Shoah includes a candle lighting by survivors, prayer and a moving program that remembers the lives lost during the Holocaust and honors the lives saved. This year we invite all descendants of survivors to light candles, at the end of the program, in memory of their loved ones.   Keynote presenter is Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and current National Director of Recruitment & Admissions, President’s Scholar, and Director of the Office of Community Engagement at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.     Call for student art to be displayed during Yom Hashoah “Mosaic of Memory: Piecing Together Holocaust Remembrance” The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education invites middle and high school students to participate in an art showcase in reflection of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Using materials of your choice, middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students are asked to create a mosaic representing Holocaust remembrance. These mosaics can focus on the universal lessons of the Holocaust, highlighting the good that can come out of horror. Students can submit their entries to The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education by March 28, 2014 by 5pm. In recognition of your creativity, a selection of mosaics will be chosen and displayed at CHHE’s Yom Hashoah commemoration on Sunday, April 27, 2014. For more information, please contact The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Click here for submission form & guidelines...
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Besa Film Screening

Mayerson JCC in partnership with The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, present two screenings of the film Besa: The Promise. This is the remarkable story of the Muslim men and women of Albania who saved the lives of nearly 2,000 Jews during World War II is told through the prism of two men. One is an Albanian Muslim who must fufill his “besa” — an honor code; the other is an American Jew who documents his quest. The film is a powerful look at an historic example of basic human solidarity. Proceeding each screening, participate in a talk-back with Sarah Weiss, Executive Director of The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Screening 1: Tuesday, February 18th  7:30pm at the Kenwood Theater, 7815 Kenwood Road, Cincinnnati Screening 2: Wednesday, February 26th  1:00pm at the Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati To purchase tickets to this event or any of the other films being shown during the Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, click here.   The Jewish & Israeli Film Festival runs from February 8th – 27th. Films will be shown in four theater venues over a three week period. Cincinnati’s Jewish & Israeli Film Festival presents the diversity of Jewish culture and Israeli life to challenge, explore and celebrate our similarities and differences with other people, religions and countries.The Festival features the best of Israel’s thriving film industry from contemporary dramas to documentaries from established and emerging filmmakers as well as a selection of Jewish interest films produced outside...
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Robbed of Our Name

Saturday, January 25, 2014 7:30pm Temple Sholom 3100 Longmeadow Lane, Cincinnati, OH   Join The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Temple Sholom and Elementz: A Place for Hip Hop and Respect, to commemorate the United Nations’ International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Elementz artists of Cincinnati’s Studio Kre8v will debut a concert of original hip-hop dance which interpret the lessons of the Holocaust. Dessert reception will immediately follow the performance. This event is open to the community and free-of-charge. Click here to see a sneak peak of the...
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Rwanda Commemoration

The Power of Presence: Commemorating the Rwandan Genocide 20 Years Later AN EVENING WITH CARL WILKENS Thursday, February 27th, 6:00 pm The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Join The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for An Evening with Carl Wilkens. Carl will discuss his experience as an eyewitness to the Rwandan genocide and his dedication to making these atrocities an event of the past. As a humanitarian aid worker, Carl Wilkens moved his family to Rwanda in 1990. When the genocide began in April 1994, Carl refused to leave, even when urged to do so by friends, his church and the US government. Carl was one of the few Americans to remain in the country. Venturing out each day into streets filled with mortars and gunfire, he worked his way through roadblocks of angry soldiers and armed civilians to bring food, water and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city. “Stories are our most powerful weapons…they have the potential to end a fight with two winners.” RSVP to The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at (513) 487-3055 or kmorris@holocaustandhumanity.org. Educators: To learn more about how you can bring Carl Wilkens’ story and the history of the Rwandan genocide into your classroom, join us for an educator workshop that same evening at the National Underground Freedom Center beginning at 4:30pm. Click here for more information or contact Alexis Storch at 513-487-3055 or...
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