The Israeli Film Series 2018

The Israeli Film Series 2018 begins Sunday, June 3 at 4:00 pm at the Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA).

Sunday, June 3, 4:00pm: The Wedding Plan

Sunday, June 10, 4:00pm:  The Cakemaker

Sunday, June 24, 4:00 pm: A Quiet Heart

All of the films in this series have won multiple awards, and all have adult content.

    

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Middle East Today: What Does the Future Look Like?” 4-Part Series

Dr. Art Pitz lectures on Middle East Today: What Does the Future Look Like?”, a 4-part series, from 6:30-8:00 PM on Tuesdays (April 30 & May 7, 14, 21).  Free to the public.

Locations:
April 30 & May 7 – Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722)
May 14 & 21 – Davenport Eastern Public Library (6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807)

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PBS Series: Jewish Americans in WWII

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous (director Mel Brooks, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger) and unknown share their war experiences: how they fought for their nation and people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed.
Premiers April 11 at 9 PM (PBS).

Official Website

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Interfaith Conversations

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Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism Webinar

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Antisemitism is not a relic of the past, but a hatred the world struggles with today. This program, led by a facilitator from ADL, introduces educators to classroom material that address such topics as contemporary manifestations of antisemitism, Holocaust denial, and anti-Israel rhetoric with students. The material covered can be used to extend learning in Echoes & Reflections or as a separate unit of study.

Echoes and Reflections delivers value to both experienced Holocaust educators who are supplementing their curricula and for teachers new to Holocaust education.

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Holocaust speaker Dr. Michael Bornstein

April 16-18Holocaust Survivor Dr. Michael Bornstein, with Iowa connections, will speak at Coe, Kirkwood, Mt. Mercy, and Cornell.
Link: http://holocausteducate.org/  

He will also present at three area High Schools and there will be an opportunity for your students to hear him via Live Feed.  Please contact Carol Cassells GWAEA Science and Social Studies Consultant for details:  ccassells@gwaea.org  651-6882

Survivors Club by Dr. Michael Bornstein

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2018 Holocaust Essay & Art Contest Winners

IDA KRAMER CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS:
 
1st Place
Oliver I. Klipsch “A Flame of Hope-The Legacy of Dr. Ralph Troll”   7th Grade, Creative Arts Academy, Davenport, Iowa Sponsoring Teacher: Heidi Hernandez  2018 Oliver Klipsch essay
2nd Place
Taylor A. Puglisi  “Elie Wiesel: Surviving the Night and Leaving a Legacy”  10th Grade, Moline High School, Moline, Illinois
 
3rd Place         
Korina L. Smith “Child of the Holocaust-The Story of Dr. Ralph Troll”  7th Grade, Creative Arts Academy, Davenport, Iowa, Sponsoring Teacher: Elizabeth Weimer
 
Honorable Mention
Elizabeth C. Karns   “Inside Look on Cary Krell’s Life” 10th Grade, Sherrard High School, Sherrard, Illinois
    
MEYER AND FRANCES SCHNURMAN HOLOCAUST VISUAL ARTS CONTEST WINNERS:
 
1st Place
Sophia Dahm – “Wings of Hope” Bettendorf, IA   Pleasant Valley High School grade 11, Nominating teacher Pat Bereskin from Bereskin Art Gallery & Academy

2nd Place
Anna Stivers -“Striped Pajamas” Long Grove, IA, grade 8  Morning Star Academy,  Nominating teacher Pam Rohde

3rd Place
Lauren McIntosh -“Captive” Muscatine, IA, grade 9, Morning Star Academy,  Nominating teacher Pam Rohde
 
Honorable Mention
Destiny Dixon -“Trapped in Trepidation” Davenport, IA, grade 7  Creative Arts Academy
Jozlynn Ellis -“Judgmental Eyes”  Davenport, IA, grade 8  Creative Arts Academy
Abigail Stivers -“The Look” Long Grove, IA, grade 10    Morning Star Academy
Lauren Wilcox -“A Helping Hand” Moline, IL, grade 12     Quad City Christian School
 
For both contests – First prize is $500, and the sponsoring teacher will receive a gift card of $100 to support classroom needs. Second prize is $200 and third prize is $100, with their sponsoring teachers each receiving $50 gift cards for classroom needs. Honorable mention students will receive a $25 gift card.   In addition, all students who entered the contests will receive a letter of thanks and a Certificate of Achievement. There were 24 essay entries and 22 visual art entries.
****The winning essay will be read during the annual Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Service, which will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 7:00 PM – at Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th Street Rock Island, Illinois.
****The visual art entries are being displayed now at the Moline Public Library and then will be displayed at the annual Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Service, which will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 7:00 PM – at Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th Street Rock Island, Illinois.
The essay contest is sponsored by the Yom Hashoah Committee and the Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities. The visual art contest is sponsored by the Yom Hashoah Committee and Quad City Arts.
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