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Day of Learning

Yom HaShoah


Holocaust Center Events

As part of our mission to ensure that future generations understand the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides—and that they impart them to their children—the JFCS Holocaust Center offers educational programs for parents, teachers, students, and others in the community who are interested in learning about this significant part of history. You will find our upcoming programs below. Unless noted otherwise, all programs are free.

Upcoming Events:

Music of Remembrance’s Voices of Witness

Thu., May 24, 2018
7:30 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco

For the fourth consecutive year, MOR brings its music and mission to the Bay Area. The May 24 concert features Paul Schoenfield’s Sparks of Glory, four passionate portraits of Holocaust defiance, and Cantor Roslyn Barak’s soulful interpretations of songs written and sung by prisoners in Terezín under the noses of their captors. The program also features the Bay Area premieres of Christophe Chagnard’s Gaman—a deeply moving exploration of the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans, and Snow Falls by Ryuichi Sakamoto, an eloquent plea about the urgency of preventing nuclear war. Learn More >

Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History with Steven Zipperstein

Thur., May 31, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

We are excited to partner with the Jewish Community Library on this upcoming program. Kishinev’s 1903 riot seized the imagination of the international public and became the prototype for what would now become known as a pogrom. It would provide a crucial impetus to developments as far flung as Zionism, the NAACP, and the first version of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. In this lecture, Professor Zipperstein will discuss his much-anticipated new work on the Kishinev pogrom.

This event is free and open to the public. Learn More >


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