Please join us as we congratulate the winners of this year’s 2013 Sala Kryszek Writing & Art Competition, Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Noon for lunch at the Multnomah Athletic Club. Tickets for the event are available through the office by calling 503-245-2733 or through pay pal. The cost of lunch is $20. Tickets can be purchased below:
Echoes & Reflections Holocaust Training
Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9am-noon
Room 100, Bates Center for Educational Leadership 2921 Falk Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661 (Part of the complex for Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School and Parsley Center District Offices)
Each workshop participant will receive a complimentary copy of “Echoes and Reflections — A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust”. Ten multi-part lessons are provided with a companion DVD of over two hours of visual history testimony from 51 survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. Each lesson is supported with numerous primary source documents as well as poems, literature excerpts, diary entries, artwork, and maps. Includes materials that support differentiated instruction and promotes contemporary connections to cultural diversity, intolerance, and genocide. Appropriate for English, Social Studies or Art teachers who are teaching The Diary of Anne Frank, Night, WWII, and contemporary genocide issues.
“Unto Every Person There Is A Name”
Monday, April 8, 2013
Every year hundreds of Jewish communities around the world perpetuate the memory of the victims of the Holocaust through the program, Unto Every Person There is a Name, a public recitation of Holocaust victims’ names, ages and birthplaces on Yom HaShoah – the Day of Remembrance.
Once again, the Oregon Area Jewish Committee and the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center are sponsoring this special Yom HaShoah program. This year it will be held on Monday, April 8 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown, from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM. People from all walks of life will read from a list of names provided by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Research Center. The program’s opening ceremony will include poetry, prayers, and candle lighting. More than 6,000 names will be read during the course of the day.
Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Oregon Holocaust Resource Center and Oregon Board of Rabbis invite you to:Yom HaShoah- Holocaust Remembrance Day
Memory as Resistance – 70 Years after the Warsaw Ghetto
Sunday, April 7th 4 PM
Rose Schnitzer Manor – Zidell Hall
This event is open to all adults and youth in middle school & high school. We encourage you to attend. Please bring with you a stone to place upon our memorial table.
The public is also invited to visit the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park in observance of the day. Docents will be available from 1:00-3:00 P.M. to guide interested visitors through the Memorial.
Holocaust and Genocide Studies Film Series. March 6-20th
As part of our program to investigate and educate the public about genocide from an interdisciplinary perspective, the OHRC with the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at the Portland Center for Public Humanities is hosting a series of films related to the topic of genocide. These films approach their topic from a wide range of angles. The first film in our series deals with the traumatic aftermaths of a genocidal campaign (and the attempt to heal from it); the second thematizes the question of how genocide is represented — both by its perpetrators and by historians in the aftermath; while the third treats the question of survival. Each film will be followed by a discussion, led by a professor from Portland State University who teaches courses related to the study of genocide and the holocaust.
The series is free and open to the public. All screenings will take place at the OHRC- 1953 NW Kearney Street. It is co-sponsored by Judaic Studies and the English Department at Portland State University.
March 6th, 2013, 7pm
The Secret Life of Words, Isabel Croixet’s brilliant, laconic story about an attempt to build intimacy in the wake of unimaginable trauma. The film will be followed by a discussion with Professor Greg Goekjian.
March 13th, 2013, 7pm
A Film Unfinished, Yael Hersonki’s 2010 documentary that chronicles the filming of the Warsaw Ghetto. With commentary from both sides of the camera, the film offers a rare insight into life in the ghetto, as well as the complicated manipulations Nazis indulged in to produce their propaganda. The film will be followed by a discussion with Professor Natan Meir.
March 20th, 2013, 7pm
The Pianist, Roman Polanski’s film from 2001, which tells the true story of Wladislaw Szpilman (portrayed by Adrien Brody), a brilliant Jewish pianist who managed to escape the deportations to survive among the ruins of occupied Warsaw. The film will be followed by a discussion with Professor Marcia Klotz.
Written by Emmy Award winning comic, Judy Gold with her partner Kate Moira Ryan, 25 Questions For A Jewish mother is based on more than 50 interviews with Jewish mothers across the United States, conducted over a five-year period. Oy!
“…fiercely funny, honest and moving…” The New York Times
Sunday, February 10th, 2013
General Admission :$25.00
Student Admission with ID :$12.50
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Limited Seating Available
Patron Tickets ($50 each)
General Admission ($25 Each)
Student Admission with ID ($12.50 Each
Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 8am-4pm
West Salem High School
This workshop is designed for current and preservice teachers who are planning on incorporating the Holocaust into their curriculum. The workshop will cover the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) guidelines, historical context, model lessons, contemporary genocide and human rights crises, and how to incorporate the Holocaust into a literature or history based class.
Please register for the workshop using the form below. There is a non-refundable registration fee for ALL participants of $30 that must be paid in advance by check. Lunch is provided as well as materials and limited scholarships are available. Please contact us.
* Make checks payable to Salem-Keizer School District
* Write Holocaust Education Workshop on the note line *
Checks must be sent to: Office of Professional Development
Attn: Sheryle White
Salem-Keizer Public Schools
2450 Lancaster Dr. NE
Salem, Oregon 97305
You will receive a confirmation email once the check has been received. Graduate credit will be available through Willamette University for a fee of $65 payable the day of the training. Please let us know in the comment section below if you plan on registering and if you have any dietary concerns for lunch.
Funds supporting the OHRC’s teacher training programs were provided in honor of Holocaust survivor SIME KAMINSKY MESHUL, and the memory of her family who perished at Auschwitz-Birkenau: mother, Bobel; father, Kopel; brothers: Shloime, Meishe, Yudel; and sister, Roseh.
Oregon Holocaust Resource Center and the Never Again Coalition present: a film screening of Across the Frontlines: Ending the Nuba Genocide. Wednesday, December 5, 7:00 – 8:30pm 1953 NW Kearney, Portland, OR 97209 Run time: 48 minutes followed by a brief Q&A Over a year ago, the regime in Sudan led by Omar al-Bashir, unleashed a wave of violence on its own people in South Kordofan province. This is home to the Nuba Mountains. With crops destroyed, agriculture interrupted, and Bashir refusing to allow humanitarian aid in, hundreds of thousands of lives are threatened by war-related causes such as preventable disease and forced starvation. Operation Broken Silence, a Tennessee based non-profit, slipped across the frontlines into the Nuba Mountains a few months ago to document what is going on. This turned into the first large scale media project to document this war. Daily bombings, ground fighting, starvation and preventable disease are claiming lives right now. Come to the screening and find out the simple things that YOU can do to help put an end to this violence.