Holocaust Memorials Lecture in Iowa City

Prof. Heineman will be giving a talk on Holocaust Memorials in Germany, Poland, and Israel on Wednesday, December 6 at 5:30 pm in Schambaugh Auditorium at Main Library (University of Iowa) in Iowa City. See link for additional information about the lecture series: Iowa Hillel

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2018 Rauch Foundation Educator Scholarship

Date: April 1 (bi-annual deadline)
Event: Rauch Foundation Teacher Scholarship for Professional Development in Holocaust Education
Application: Rauch Foundation Scholarship(1)

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2018 Yom HaShoah

Date: April 15
Event: Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Service)
Location: Tri-City Jewish Center (2715 30th St., Rock Island, Illinois)
Admission: Free and open to the public
Mission Statement: (Sept. 4, 1996) The Yom HaShoah Committee seeks to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and those who helped the victims, and to tell the story of the Holocaust in such a way as to encourage resistance to any future holocaust.

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2018 Student Essay & Visual Arts Contests

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR TWO (2) STUDENT  HOLOCAUST-RELATED CONTESTS

ROCK ISLAND, IL – The Quad Cities Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Committee announces a call for entries for the “Ida Kramer Children and the Holocaust Essay Contest” and the “Meyer and Frances Shnurman Holocaust Visual Arts Contest” which are open to all Quad City Area students in grades 7-12. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2018.

Both contests offer cash prizes as follows:  First Prize: $500, with a $100 gift card to the teacher who provided guidance; Second Prize: $200, with a $50 gift card to the teacher who provided guidance; Third Prize: $100, with a $50 gift card to the teacher who provided guidance.

Details and applications for both contests are available online at www.jfqc.org or www.hecqc.org. For more information, contact the office of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cites at (309) 793-1300 or aross@jfqc.org.

 The Quad Cites Yom Hashoah Committee is the sponsor of both contests, with Quad City Arts co-sponsoring the Visual Arts Contest.

Essay entries (Essay and Entry Form) may be mailed to the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, 2715 30th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, or submitted electronically as an email attachment to aross@jfqc.org with “Yom Hashoah Essay” in the subject line. The First Prize essay will be read during the annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust) Remembrance Program on Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 7:00 PM – at the Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th Street, Rock Island,, Illinois, (309) 788-3426.

Yom Hashoah Essay Contest entry form-1

Visual Art entries (Artwork, Artist Statement, and Entry Form) should be delivered to Quad City Arts (1715 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois, 61201) for check in by Thursday, February 1, 2018. (Quad City Arts is open 10-5 Monday-Friday and Saturdays 11-5). The  Visual Art entries will be displayed at the Annual Yom Hashoah Remembrance program.  In addition, entries may be displayed in schools, libraries, etc. throughout the Quad Cites before April 15.

2018 Holocaust Art Contest rules.updated-1Yom Hashoah Essay Contest entry form-1

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14th Holocaust Institute: Music and Hope

Actress and scholar Judy Winnick performed on Oct. 26 at St. Ambrose as Alice Herz-Sommer in a one-act play entitled, Music and Hope: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer.

Alice Herz-Sommer (1903-2014) was a world renowned Jewish Czech concert pianist who performed over a hundred concerts for her fellow prisoners in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) Concentration Camp, giving them beauty and hope.

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Concert at Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College

Concert at Augustana College will be held at Wallenberg Hall at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 19, which includes Janina Ehrlich from Tikkun on cello, Kara Bancks on clairinet and Charles Schmidt on piano.  This second concert (an earlier one was held in September) includes  music by Ludwig van Beethoven and Alexander Zemlinsky. Free and open to the public.

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2017 Yom Hashoah Essay Contest Winners

Winners of the Ida S. Kramer “Children and the Holocaust” essay contest, sponsored annually by The Quad Cities Yom Hashoah Committee and opened to Quad City students in grades 7-12, have been announced. Winning essays are posted on the Ida S. Kramer Essay page.

1st Place: Grace Hipple, 12th Grade, Davenport Central HS. Essay titled “Fighting for Freedom: Simone Segouin’s Brave Resistance to Nazi Persecution.”

2nd Place: Noor Ain, 10th Grade, Davenport Central High School. Essay titled “Marion-The Lady Who Inspired Me.”

3rd Place: Amen Gabre, 12th Grade, Scattergood Friend’s School. Essay titled “Living Memory: The Holocaust’s History and Ethiopia’s Future” (Marion Blumenthal).

The winning essay will be read during the annual Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Service – which will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 7 PM – at Temple Emanuel, 1115 Mississippi Ave., Davenport, IA.

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