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February 2021

Hate at Home: Antisemitism and Why it Matters Today

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hate at Home: Antisemitism and Why it Matters Today Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 4:00 pm EST | Zoom There is a rising tide of hate and polarization in America and beyond. One need only to look at the recent attack on the Capitol to see hate and antisemitism on display. Recently released data crimes shows hate crimes at a 16-year high, according to the FBI. The most recent study on antisemitism by the ADL shows that the number of…

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The Kaleidoscope Showcase

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Kaleidoscope Showcase Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Zoom Join HHC, ish, and our partners for an interactive and artistic workshop showcasing the moving stories of Jews of Color and share your own Jewish stories. Get your free tickets at the link below and you'll receive a Zoom link for the program. Questions? Please e-mail [email protected] Learn more about the Kaleidoscope Showcase here. Register Here

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“My Name is Sara” Virtual Film Screening and Special Event

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - February 16 @ 7:00 pm

"My Name is Sara" Virtual Film Screening and Special Event Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm - Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm  Based on the true-life story of 13-year-old Sara Guralnick, a Polish Jew who is taken in by a Ukrainian farmer and his young wife. She soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers’ marriage, compounding the greatest secret she must strive to protect, her true identity. On Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm, join…

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Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation with Steve Luxenberg

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation with Steve Luxenberg Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Zoom Join author Steve Luxenberg for a talk and Q&A discussion on his critically-acclaimed 2019 book, Separate, a myth-shattering narrative of how a nation embraced "separation" and its pernicious consequences. Register Here This event is part of the [email protected] Lecture Series.

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“My Name is Sara” Special Event

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"My Name is Sara" Special Event Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm  On Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm, join us for an illuminating discussion about "My Name is Sara" with special guests Mickey Shapiro, Sara’s son and film executive producer; film director Steven Oritt; Dr. Stephen D. Smith, Finci-Viterbi Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation, and UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education; moderated by Jodi Elowitz, Director of Education and Engagement at the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust…

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Holocaust Speaker Series: Andrea Herzig

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, February 17 at 11:00 am via Zoom with Andrea Herzig. Andrea Angell Herzig is a retired educator and author of “Courage in the Little Suitcase.” The novel, written for middle grades, is historical fiction that centers on her distant relative, Mordechai Anielewicz, leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. At…

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Holocaust Speaker Series: Conrad Weiner

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, February 24 at 11:00 am via Zoom to hear Conrad Weiner share his story. Conrad was born in Storojinetz, a small town in Bucovina, once part of Romania (currently part of the Ukraine) in 1938. After a brief occupation of the region by the Soviet Army in 1941, Romanian…

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Oppression and Resistance in America’s World War II Concentration Camps

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Oppression and Resistance in America’s World War II Concentration Camps Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 12:00 pm EST | Zoom Many historians and Japanese Americans cite the loss of US citizenship rights as the biggest injustice of the camps, and many believe cooperation and not resistance was the norm. Join Dr. Gary Okihiro, Professor Emeritus of international and public affairs at Columbia University and a Visiting Professor of American studies at Yale University, as he outlines the nature of the…

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March 2021

Holocaust Speaker Series: Eva Moreimi

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, March 3 at 11:00 am via Zoom with Eva Moreimi. Eva grew up in Czechoslovakia as an only child to two Holocaust survivor parents. Shortly after graduating from Economic School, she escaped from the communist regime and immigrated to the United States. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband…

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Italian Internment During World War II and the Limits of Racism in America

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Italian Internment During World War II and the Limits of Racism in America Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Zoom Even before the United States and Italy went to war, various fascist and anti-fascist efforts impacted Italian Americans. During the war over a half a million Italian citizens living in the United States (not American citizens) had to register as enemy aliens, thousands were forced to resettle, and a small number were interned. In the same era Italian…

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