What’s Going On This Month? 7 Events & Opportunities in June

This summer, find new ways to engage with the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center! From summer camp opportunities to the Roma & Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators, there are plenty of ways to engage with our mission of ensuring the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today.

Here’s what’s new:

1. Bake a Stand: Bake to End Antisemitism

This week, Instagram influencers and bakers worldwide are raising funds for the Holocaust & Humanity Center. The brainchild of food Instagram bloggers, Whitney Fisch (@whitneyfisch), Lindsey Love (@dollyandoatmeal), and Leah Koenig (@leahkoenig), “Bake a Stand: Bake to End Antisemitism” is an international fundraiser led by professional and amateur bakers who aim to raise awareness about issues of antisemitism while raising money for the Holocaust and Humanity Center. People will have the opportunity to purchase baked goods through Instagram from bakers and foodies who have signed up to participate or they can purchase items via Instagram auctions from their favorite Jewish chefs such as Adeena Sussman, Jake Cohen, Sam Adler (@frostingandfettuccine), Amy Kritzer (@whatjewwannaeat), or Danielle Oron (@iwillnoteatoysters), to name a few. Learn more.

2. Under the Tent: Standing Together against Antisemitism

The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, in coordination with our Jewish Community Relations Council, has partnered with the Mayerson JCC, The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, ish, and the Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis to bring our community “Under the Tent” on Sunday, June 13 to provide a space for our community to lean into our Jewish culture and traditions and gather in solidarity with one another—and with our civic allies who stand alongside us against all forms of hate. Register now for both in-person or virtual attendance.

3. Holocaust Speaker Series

In this intimate and meaningful experience, speakers present stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The Holocaust Speaker Series is held each Wednesday at 11 a.m. on Zoom. The series is sponsored by Margaret & Michael Valentine in partnership with the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Speakers this month include: Barbara McCoucha, Holocaust survivor Dr. Al Miller, Cheryl Hecht, and Holocaust survivor Conrad Weiner. Register today.

4. Last Chance! Holocaust Studies for Educators Institute 

Teachers and the general public can still sign up for the Roma & Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators. From June 14 through June 30, HHC will host live Zoom sessions featuring renowned Holocaust scholars & experts. CLICK HERE to view biographies of the speakers. Register for institute here.

5. An Evening with Scholar and Author Dr. Wendy Lower

What can one photograph reveal about the atrocities of the Holocaust and its impact on a family? Join us to hear from Dr. Wendy Lower, author of The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed as she shares her journey to uncover what took place during massacres in Ukraine during the Holocaust based on a single, rare photograph. Dr. Lower’s research unlocks a new understanding of the place of the family unit in the ideology of Nazi genocide. Register now.

6. Role Players Camp: Historical Characters at Union Terminal

Exploring history is like reading an epic novel that has an endless number of chapters and characters. In partnership with HHC, CincyPlay makes the past come to life by becoming historic role players. Performers will learn theatrical techniques, dress in full costume, write monologues inspired by real stories, and engage in historical research methods to learn how to portray a person from another time and convey their story in an engaging way. Using the history of World War II as our foundation, performers will learn more about significant events and survivors who immigrated to Cincinnati, as well as develop characters through monologues and costume design. On the last day, performers will interact with museum-goers, friends and family during a living history tour of HHC. Register now.

7. Visit the Museum This Summer

The museum is open and ready for you! Check out our newest exhibit, Dimensions in Testimony, which utilizes artificial intelligence to facilitate real-time conversations between visitors and Holocaust survivors. You can also start booking group tours again! To make reservations for an in-person group tour for your school, organization, or other group of 20 people or more, please fill out the Group Offerings Contact Form and select the “in-person tour” checkbox. Plan your visit.

ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative digital and in-person programs, virtual tours and partnerships. For more information, visit www.holocaustandhumanity.org