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Upcoming Events

Witnesses: Buffalo’s Holocaust-Era Stories

November 3 – November 11

This exhibit shares personal stories, photographs, and artifacts, exploring the themes of movement, antisemitism, cooperation, and resilience as witnesses to the Holocaust survivors who arrived in Buffalo, NY. Included in the exhibit are Joseph Bolinsky, Joseph Diamond, William Eisen, Henry Joseph, Stephan Lewy, Dr. Sol Messinger, Anna Post, Mark Solarz and Sophia Veffer.

The exhibit was made possible through the support of the E.O. Smith Arts and Humanities Faculty Development Fund at SUNY Buffalo State College and the Buffalo News.

Free and open to the public during regular JCC business hours
Location: Lippman Lounge, Benderson Family Building, Amherst

Witnesses: Buffalo’s Holocaust-Era Stories Traveling Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception

Monday, November 5, 6:00-8:00pm

The event includes welcoming remarks by Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo, tour of the exhibit, and light reception.

This event is free and open to the community, RSVP to 204-2084.
Location: Lippman Lounge, Benderson Family Building, Amherst


Through the eyes of the subsequent generations: Telling the survivors stories

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lecture presentation by Nurit Fischer-Shemer

The offspring of people who lived through the Holocaust are known as the survivors’ descendants. Nurit will share the story of her grandmother, and talk about the importance of training children and grandchildren of survivors to tell their families histories about the Holocaust and their stories of lives after liberation.

These events are free and open to the community
Location: Lippman Lounge, Benderson Family Building, Amherst

Documenting History, the Making of Witnesses: Buffalo’s Holocaust- Era Stories

Thursday, November 8, 10:30am

Lecture presentation by Kelsey Reed

Kelsey Reed, program coordinator at the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo will speak on her involvement in the exhibit Witnesses: Buffalo’s Holocaust-Era Stories and the need to preserve and document history.

These events are free and open to the community
Location: Lippman Lounge, Benderson Family Building, Amherst

Events leading up to Kristallnacht

Thursday, November 8, 7:00pm

Lecture presentation by Dr. Timothy J. Redmond

Dr. Timothy J. Reden is a social studies teacher at Williamsville East High School, as well as an associate director for the Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies of Buffalo. He will discuss the events that led up to Kristallnacht 80 years ago.

These events are free and open to the community
Location: Lippman Lounge, Benderson Family Building, Amherst

“No Place on Earth” Film Screening

Saturday, November 10, 6:00pm

Guest Speaker Dr. Andrew Wise

The remarkable true story of NO PLACE ON EARTH starts out as a mystery. While exploring some of the longest caves in the world in southwestern Ukraine in the 1990s, American caver Chris Nicola stumbled onto unusual objects…an antique ladies shoe and comb, old buttons, an old world key. Was the vague rumor true, that some Jews had hid in this cave during WWII and if so, had any survived to tell their tale? His research uncovers a startling tale of five Ukrainian Jewish families who lived underground longer than anyone in recorded history.

These events are free and open to the community
Location: Temple Beth Zion Broder Center on Sweet Home Rd.

Writing fiction about the Holocaust: Is it possible? Author Sharon Hart-Green – Come Back for Me

Sunday, November 11, 7:30pm

Sharon Hart-Green is a Canadian novelist and literary scholar who holds a Ph.D. in Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. Her presentation will discuss the difficulties authors face when writing stories about the Holocaust.

Dessert Reception and Book Sale/signing

Tickets: $10.00/General & $5.00/Student
Location: Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, JCC Benderson Family Building

Thank you to our Cultural Arts Sponsor for 2018/2019

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