Gordon Ney Jewish Film Series 2016

The Gordon Ney Jewish Film Series 2016 begins Sunday, Sep. 18 at 4:00 PM at the Figge Art Museum Auditorium.

Additional film dates:
Sunday, Sep. 18, 4:00 PM – A Borrowed Identity
Sunday, Sep. 25, 4:00 PM – Rabin in his own Words
Sunday, Oct. 9, 4:00 PM – Dough

The Gordon Ney Jewish Film Series is part of the Jewish Cultural Series 2016, and is sponsored by: Rauch Family Foundation II, Inc. and Wheelan-Pressley Funeral Homes

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13th Annual Night to Honor Israel

Join us for the 13th Annual Night to Honor Israel for a night of singing, dancing, prayer and celebration, where Christians and Jew joing together in the support of the Sate of Israel.  Speakers will include Pastor Steven Khoury and Pastor Dumisani Washington. Visit www. qcnthi.com for the full info on the speakers.

Date: Oct. 20 (Pre-show at 6:30 PM; Program begins at 7:00 PM)
Event: 13th Annual Night to Honor Israel
Location: Calvary Church of the Quad Cities (4700 53rd Street, Moline, IL)

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Tuesdays in September

“The Middle East – Hope and Heartbreak” lectures by Dr. Art Pitz at Rock Island & Moline Public Libraries. Tuesdays in September at 6 PM. Free & open to the public.

Rock Island Main Library (401 – 19th St., Rock Island, IL):
Sept. 6 – The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Where are we today?
Sept. 13 – Russia and Syria: Allies or Opportunists?

Moline Public Library (3210 – 41st St., Moline, IL):
Sept. 20 – ISIS: Its Roots and Its Future
Sept. 27 – American Policy in the Middle East: Good, Bad, & the Ugly

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In Memory of Elie Wiesel

From Jewish Federations of North America

Saturday, July 2, 2016
Today, we mourn the death of author, Nobel laureate and treasured friend Elie Wiesel, z”l. His story and accomplishments are well known-a boy from a small town in Romania who survived one of the most horrific events in human history and went on to become a writer, activist and standard-bearer for the meaning of humanity.

Elie Wiesel spent time in the company of presidents and world leaders. Federations are honored he also spent so many years with us.
He stood with us in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall when we campaigned for the freedom of Soviet Jews. His presence transformed every Federation event he spoke at over the decades and across North America, where he reminded us what it means to be a community.

Said Richard Sandler, chair of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America, “It was only a few years ago that Elie Wiesel graced the stage of Federations’ seminal event, the General Assembly, with another great humanitarian, Natan Sharansky. I was honored to have met with Elie, as we were all moved by his inspiring remarks and his life’s wisdom. We will never forget that moment, nor him.”

The world-and our community-has lost one of its heroes, an inimitable man who confronted the darkest chapter of human history and used that experience to show the world the light of our shared humanity. He is and will forever be a blessing.
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Laemmle Luck and the Jews of Baden-Wuttemberg

  How Carl Laemmle (pronouced Lem-Lee), the founder of Universal Studios, saved the Jews from his native Baden-Wuttemberg, Germany, and helped his own family survive the Holocaust. Presentation by Deborah Fletcher Blum, a cousin of Carl Laemmle, at the Figge Art  Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA). Sunday, July 24 @2:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

This presentation is being held in conjunction with the new exhibit entitled “100 Years of Hollywood: The Laemmle Effect” which will run from July 24 to October 30 at the German Heritage Center (712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA).

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2016 Winning Entries – Shnurman Visual Arts Contest

The Quad Cities Yom Hashoah Committee and Quad City Arts are proud to announce that the 28 entries to the Meyer and Frances Shnurman Holocaust Visual Arts Contest ” (that was open to all Quad City Area students in grades 7-12) are now on display at the Moline Public Library,  3210 41st Street | Moline, IL 61265 | phone 309-524-2440.

1st Place – Madison McKenzie – Moline High School – 12th grade
Lost Faces, Sculpture
2nd Place – Amy Van Fossen – Homeschooled, Bettendorf – 12th grade
Shadows of the Past, Drawing
3rd Place – Wyeth Platt & Makayla Smith – Creative Art Academy

Artcontest   The theme of the 2016 Holocaust Visual Arts Contest in partnership with Quad City Arts is “Imagery and Expression: A Visual Response to the Holocaust.” The contest is open to students in grades 7-12 in the Greater Quad City area.
Guidelines: 2016 Holocaust Art Contest.revised Oct 2015docx

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2016 Winners Announced – Ida S. Kramer Holocaust Essay Contest

Ida(2)     2016 Winners of the Ida S. Kramer Holocaust Essay Contest:
1st Place: Sam Rothbardt, Pleasant Valley Junior High (8th grade), “Greatest Respect for Humankind” (the story of Yanek Gruener) – $500 scholarship
2nd Place: Jessica Cahoon, Clinton Middle School (8th grade), “The Life of Hana Brady” – $200 scholarship
3rd Place: Iryna Komarova, Rock Island High School (11th grade), “Irving Roth’s Struggle for Existence” – $100 scholarship2016 Theme: “Children and the Holocaust”
Guidelines: Yom_Hashoah_Essay_Contest.  The contest is open to students in grades 7-12 in the Greater Quad City area.

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