A sampling of recent Center events.
April 25, 2012
Armenian Genocide Remembrance
April 16, 2012
2012 Yom Hashoah Remembrance
Third Annual Basket Auction
March 28, 2012
Make your school safe for LGBTQ students
March 12, 2012
Trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History
March 4, 2012
Organized by The Generations: Descendants of Holocaust Survivors
Genocide in America?
February 27, 2012
Historian Jess LeVine uncovered the facts concerning the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre by the volunteer Colorado Militia.
The Generations Book Club
February 9, 2012
The group discussed Fern Schumer Chapman's book, Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust, a Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past.
The Generations Inaugural Brunch
December 4, 2011
The Center introduced its newly established initiative, The Generations: Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, at a special Inaugural Brunch. Distinguished Holocaust Educator Sandy Rubenstein, child of a Holocaust survivor, was the featured speaker.
Holocaust Educators Conference
December 2, 2011
Keynote speaker Alexandra Zapruder began her career as a member of the founding staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. In 1992, Alexandra began researching diaries written by young people during the Holocaust. Ten years later, her work resulted in the publication of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, which won the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category. She wrote and co-produced I’m Still Here, a documentary film for young audiences based on Salvaged Pages, which aired on MTV in May 2005.
We Must Act: Crisis in Somalia
November 17, 2011
Daniel Wordsworth, President and CEO of the American Refugee Committee, and Said Sheik-Abdi, Program Manager of the Somali Advisory Council updated us on the current crisis.
Only A Number - A film about a Holocaust Survivor
November 10, 2011
Steven Besserman is the director of Only A Number. His mother, Aranka, is a Holocaust survivor. “My mother has dementia,” says Besserman. “Many years before this insidious disease began to eat away at her memory, she documented her experiences as a young girl growing up in Hungary, and the horrors she personally witnessed and endured at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust.”
Wednesday Morning Film Series 2011 - Women of Valor
October 26, 2011 and November 9, 2011
We honor three women, Sophie Scholl, Sister Rose Therling and Rosa Parks, who exhibited moral courage and personal resilience in the face of injustice. Join us as we recognize these heroes, remember their legacies and become inspired by their strength and commitment to equality and human rights.
October 3, 2011
"Gated Grief," a presentation by author Leila Levinson. Her father, a physician who served in WWII, liberated concentration camps and treated the victims. Following her father’s death, Leila learned of his experience and only then recognized the legacy of trauma he passed on to her.
Wednesday Morning Lecture Series on the Holocaust and World War II
September 21, 2011, October 5, 2011 and October 12, 2011
Professor Jack Needle, one of the co-founders of the organization now named the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale with Dr. Seymour Siegler, taught history at the college from 1971 until his recent retirement. A recognized scholar of the Holocaust and World War II, he received more than a dozen fellowships and scholarships during his academic career, including a Fulbright to the University of Jordan, an English-Speaking Union Scholarship to Oxford University in Great Britain and a scholarship from the NJ Commission of Holocaust Education to study at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem in 1987.
9/11 TributeOrdinary People - Extraordinary ActionsSeptember 19, 2011
Jill McCracken, teacher at Holmdel High School and Center Board member, facilitated our celebration of unsung heroes Tony Hall, Director of Ground Zero Food Volunteers, and Mary Beth Tyrens, who collected food for the volunteers in Philadelphia and drove it up to New York City every weekend.
2011 Annual ColloquiumMay 12, 2011
Mark Hanis, Founder and Executive Director ot the Genocide Intervention Network, was our guest speaker.
Ninth Annual Conflict Resolution ForumApril 14, 2011
Peace in Our Communities; Peace in Our World
Annual Armenian Genocide RememberanceApril 12, 2011
Garin K. Hovannisian, author of Family of Shadows: A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream, spoke and signed books.
Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser and Guest Speaker Stan KastenApril 6, 2011
Stan Kasten is a former President of the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers.
Testimonial Dinner honoring Edward J. McKenna, Jr.March 24, 2011
Ed McKenna has dedicated more than 20 years of public service to our community serving the Borough of Red Bank both as a Councilman and Mayor.
Wednesday Morning Spring
Film Series: The Upstanders
March 9, 2011The Power of Good
March 16, 2011Bonhoeffer
March 30, 2011Between the Lines
An Evening with Gloria SteinemMarch 1, 2011
Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist who has been involved in the feminist and other social justice movements for over forty years. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice.