Nosh & Mingle

Nosh & Mingle will be held Wednesday, June 19 at 12:00 noon at Tri-City Jewish Center (2715-30th St., Rock Island, IL). Local vocalist Kristin Marietta and pianist Randin Letendre will perform American Jazz Standards. Lunch will be held picnic style, kosher hotdogs, sides and desserts for $5.

Nosh & Mingle is presented by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities. RSVP to Jenny Kitsis, 309-793-1300 or

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“Understanding Family Terrorism Networks” presentation

“Understanding Family Terrorism Networks”, a presentation by Professor Dean C. Alexander, will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 25 at the Moline Public Library (3210 41st Street, Moline, IL). Free and open to the public.

Based on his groundbreaking book, Family Terror Networks (2019), Alexander addresses the aspects of family terror networks and their implications, how to counter international terrorism, and the future of these networks. He proposes a model for predicting and combating this type of political violence, making the presentation of interest to police and the general public.

Alexander is Professor/Director, Homeland Security Research Program at Western Illinois University. He has published other books on terrorism, including The Islamic State: Combating the Caliphate Without Borders (Lexington Books, 2015) and Business Confronts Terrorism: Threats and Responses (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004), as well as written many Op-Eds and academic journal articles.

Sponsored by Jewel Osco and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities. For more information, contact (309) 793-1300 or

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Lipstadt’s new book “Antisemitism: Here and Now”

Deborah E. Lipstadt’s new book Antisemitism: Here and Now: Podcast Link

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Swedish Experiences of WWII and the Holocaust

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The Israeli Film Series 2019

The Israeli Film Series 2019 begins Sunday, June 30 (4:00 pm) at the Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport). All of the films in this series have won multiple awards, and all have adult content. Tickets available at the door. Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free. For info call (309) 793-1300. For film summaries, go to our Events Page.

Sunday, June 30, 4:00 pm: Golda’s Balcony, The Film (86 minutes – English – Biography – 2019)

Sunday, July 14, 4:00 pm: Shelter (93 minutes – English, German, Hebrew & Arabic with English subtitles – Drama – 2017)

Sunday, July 21, 4:00 pm: Above and Beyond  (90 minutes – English – Documentary, adventure, history, war – 2014)


The Israeli Film Series is part of the Jewish Cultural Series 2019, and is sponsored by: Rauch Family Foundation II, Inc., Wheelan-Pressley Funeral Home, Quad City Bank & Trust, Stanley and Bernice Harris Memorial Endowment Fund, Bernard and Irene Goldstein Memorial, Endowment Fund, Louis and Ida Fox Rich Fund, and Gary and Randi Segal Family.

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Holocaust Curriculum Cases for Quad City Teachers

Curriculum cases for teaching about the Holocaust in grades 6-8 are available for free checkout by Quad City area teachers.  These cases were developed by the Curriculum Committee for the Jeff Leibovitz Special Collection of Holocaust Education Materials.
Flyer Curriculum Cases


Three curriculum case topics:
Case 1: “You Can Make A Difference: Teaching About the Holocaust”
Case 2: “They Made a Difference: Rescuers and Resisters”
Case 3: “Voices from the Holocaust: Diaries & Memoirs”

Cases 1, 2, and 3 are located at WIU-Quad Cities Library (3300 River Drive, Moline, IL). Call to schedule curriculum case checkout at 309/762-1598. No delivery service. Self pickup required. Website

Case 1 is also available at Mississippi Bend AEA9 (729-21st St., Bettendorf, IA). Call to schedule curriculum case checkout  at 563/359-1371. Iowa schools within the AEA9 district can request AEA9 van delivery to school building.

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KALA Radio Program: History of Antisemitism with Dr. Art Pitz

Dr. Art Pitz was interviewed on the radio show R.O.I. on Thursday, March 7, 2019, on the topic “History of Antisemitism and American Eugenics Movement.” His interview can be found at this link or click on the “play arrow” below.

Shows air locally on Friday night on KALA 88.5 FM and 106.1 FM at 9:30 PM. After airing, the full program and web segment will be available as a podcast at:

R.O.I. is produced by KALA, an affiliate of Public Radio International, which is operated by St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa. The show examines important topics and events in history and current events through books, journal article, papers, and presentations. The guest and show co-hosts then discuss the topic with experts and history buffs and ask the question “How is it relevant or irrelevant in today’s world?”

Previous Holocaust-related shows on R.O.I.:

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