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Who are we?

The mission of the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest 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. >>more
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Fr. Marco Pacciano and two seminarians

Fr. Marco Pacciano and two seminarians from the Neocatechumenal Way perform the Shema prayer for the audience on Sept. 16, 2013, at the Holocaust Council Real to Reel presentation of the film, The Suffering of the Innocents.

>>Click here to play the audio file
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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

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
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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, a 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

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. >>download packet (PDF)

Twin-With-A-Survivor

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

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Adopt-a-Survivor

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
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Keeping Holocaust Memories Alive: Twin With a Survivor

CJ Online (3/11/2013)

Find out how this community has created new ways to commemorate the Holocaust
by Barbara Wind

What do we want from our b’nai mitzvah students?

Acknowledgement and acceptance. We want them to acknowledge that they are part of the Jewish people. And we want them to accept their personal responsibility as a member of that community. But how do we convey to them the value of that Jewish engagement? Historian Salo Baron has suggested that we dwell not only on the “lachrymose conception of Jewish history” but rather on the “joy as well as ultimate redemption” of Judaism. >>more

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Holocaust Education Volunteer Opportunities
Find the right volunteer project for you!

For more information on volunteer opportunities with the Holocaust Council, contact:
Barbara Wind
(973) 929-3194
bwind@jfedgmw.org

»Click here to find more volunteer opportunities

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Holocaust Council Calendar
Download the current Holocaust Council Program Calendar
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