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July 18th, 2019

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the book "Your Name is Renee"

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the book Your Name is Renee by Stacy Cretzmeyer, which details the experiences of our featured speaker, Ruth Kapp Hartz, a Hidden Child Survivor of Nazi-Occupied France during World War II.

With scenes from the play, Beyond the Blue Windows, a dramatization of Ruth's life story by Deanne Scherlis Comer. Starring Diane Steinbrink, Gloria Salmonsohn, Dave Perelman, and Students from Rooted Tree Productions.

Sunday, September 8, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 PM
$15, free for ages 17 and under
Ruth Kapp Hartz will be selling and autographing her books for $20

Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
For additional information or to reserve your seat, contact Ruth Almy, ruth@hamec.org, 215.464.4701

Presented by Gratz College and the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center

May 30th

Advocacy Alert! Support the Never Again Education Act H.R. 943.

A recent poll revealed some alarming statistics:

  • 66% of millennials cannot identify Auschwitz.
  • 22% of millennials cannot define the Holocaust.

And revealed some encouraging news:

  • 93% agree that the Holocaust should be taught in school.
  • 80% believe it is important to keep teaching about the Holocaust so it doesn't happen again.

This landmark bi-partisan legislation would create a new grant program, within the US Department of Education to provide teachers across the country the relevant resources, tools and training to teach school children about the Holocaust and the repercussions that hate and intolerance can have on our society.

What could this mean for students and teachers in the Philadelphia region?

  • More students listening to eyewitness survivor testimony provided by our local Holocaust survivors.
  • More teachers given the tools and training to teach about the Holocaust provided by our staff and critical partners.
  • More awareness about the consequences of hatred and intolerance in our community.

Click here to write your Congressperson today and ask them to support Holocaust education

March 18th

Annual Professional Development Bus Trip, June 27, 2019

Professional Development bus trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

  • ACT 48 credit hours offered
  • Round trip motor coach transportation
  • Reserved admission to the Museum
  • On board Kosher breakfast/brunch
  • On-bus professional development and trip escort by Reena Sigman Friedman, PH.D., Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Reconstructionist Rabbincal College and Adjunct Professor of Jewish History at Gratz College, Shari Herman Glauser, retired teacher, HAMEC educational speaker and a member of HAMEC's 2G network, Sarah Meller, a Holocaust survivor who was in hiding with the Partisans in Yugoslavia, was one of 982 Jewish refugees sheltered at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Center – “Safe Haven” – in Oswego, New York.

Register now to save your seat! -- Deadline is Friday, June 14th.

  • 7:00 a.m. Depart from Holocaust Awareness Museum
  • 5:00 p.m. Depart from USHMM
  • 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner on your own at Maryland Service House
  • 8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Return to Holocaust Awareness Museum

Cost is $65 per person ($5 discount for HAMEC members).

To RSVP or for more information email info@hamec.org or call 215.464.4701

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