Events

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November 2017

Date: Sunday, Nov. 5 (4 PM)
Event: The Gordon Ney Film Series: Harmonia
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors & Military – $6; Students – Free
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Date: Sunday, Nov. 19 (2 PM)
Event:
Concert: Tikkun
Location: Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College (639 38th St., Rock Island, IL)
Admission: Free and open to the public

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February 2018

Date: Feb. 1 (Deadline for entries)
Event: 2018 Holocaust Visual Art Contest in partnership with Quad City Arts
Guidelines:
The Holocaust Visual Arts Contest theme 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. 2018-holocaust-art-contest-revised-oct-2015docx1

Date: Feb. 1 (Deadline for entries)
Event:
2018 Ida Kramer Holocaust Essay Contest theme is: “Children and the Holocaust.”  The purpose of this essay contest is to research the history of a specific child or youth who was caught in or witnessed the events of the Holocaust in Europe and to record his/her story that must be told to yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s children. The contest is open to students in grades 7-12 in the Greater Quad City area.
Guidelines: yom-hashoah-essay-contest-entry-form

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April 2018

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

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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February 2017

Date: Feb. 1
Event: 2017 Holocaust Visual Art Contest in partnership with Quad City Arts
Guidelines:
The 2017 Holocaust Visual Arts Contest theme 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. 2016-holocaust-art-contest-revised-oct-2015docx1

Date: Feb. 1
Event:
The 2017 Ida Kramer Holocaust Essay Contest theme is: “Children and the Holocaust.”  The purpose of this essay contest is to research the history of a specific child or youth who was caught in or witnessed the events of the Holocaust in Europe and to record his/her story that must be told to yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s children. The contest is open to students in grades 7-12 in the Greater Quad City area.
Guidelines: yom-hashoah-essay-contest-entry-form

Dates: Feb. 24 – March 4
Event: New Ground Theatre presents the play “Handle With Care” by Jason Odell Williams. This romantic comedy tells the story of a young Israeli woman, who has little command of English,  meets a man who has little command of romance. Is their inevitable love an accident, or a destiny generations in the making.
Location: Theater Village (2113 E. 11th St., Village of East Davenport, IA)
Admission: General Admission, $18. Students and Seniors, $15.

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March 2017

Date: Sunday, March 12 (4 PM)
Event:
The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial Film series: Cloudy Sunday.  Three more films in the series will be shown March 19, April 2 and April 9.
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

Date: Sunday, March 19 (4 PM)
Event:
The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial Film series: Professor Mamlock. 
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

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April 2017

Date: Sunday, April 2 (4 PM)
Event:
The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial Film series: Defiant Requiem. 
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

Date: Sunday, April 9 (4 PM)
Event:
The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial Film series: Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War. 
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

Date: April 23 (7:00 PM)
Event: Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Service)
Location: Temple Emanuel (1115 Mississippi Ave., Davenport, IA)
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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September 2017

Date: Sunday, Sep. 17 (4 PM)
Event:
The Gordon Ney Film Series: The Women’s Balcony
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors & Military – $6; Students – Free
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Date: Monday, Sep. 18 (7 PM)
Event:
12th Annual Women’s Interfaith Dialogues: Helping Our Neighbors
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Hall (1400-16th Ave., Moline, IL)
Admission: Free and open to the public

Date: Tuesday, Sep. 19 (7 PM)
Event:
Concert: Tikkun
Location: Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College (639 38th St., Rock Island, IL)
Admission: Free and open to the public

Date: Monday, Sep. 25 (7 PM)
Event:
12th Annual Women’s Interfaith Dialogues: Helping Our Neighbors
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Hall (1400-16th Ave., Moline, IL)
Admission: Free and open to the public

Date: Wednesday, Sep. 27 (6 PM)
Event:
Fall 2017 Lecture Series: Middle East Today by Dr. Art Pitz
Lecture 1: “ISIS Today: Dead or Alive?”
Location: Davenport Public Library Eastern (6000 Eastern Ave.)
Admission: Free and open to the public

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October 2017

Date: Sunday, Oct. 8 (4 PM)
Event: The Gordon Ney Film Series: Wounded Land
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors & Military – $6; Students – Free
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Date: Tuesday, Oct. 10 (6 PM)
Event:
Fall 2017 Lecture Series: Middle East Today by Dr. Art Pitz
Lecture 2: “The Shia Arc: Revival of the Persian Empire?”
Location: Rock Island Downtown Library (401 19th St., RI)
Admission: Free and open to the public

Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 (4 PM)
Event: The Gordon Ney Film Series: 1945
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors & Military – $6; Students – Free

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17 (6 PM)
Event:
Fall 2017 Lecture Series: Middle East Today by Dr. Art Pitz
Lecture 3: “Israel and the Quad Cities: Academic & Business Partners”
Location: Rock Island Downtown Library (401 19th St., RI)
Admission: Free and open to the public

Date: Monday, Oct. 23 (6 PM)
Event:
Fall 2017 Lecture Series: Middle East Today by Dr. Art Pitz
Lecture 4: “The Republic of Yemen: Devastated and Strategic”
Location: Davenport Public Library Eastern (6000 Eastern Ave.)
Admission: Free and open to the public

Date: October 26 (4:00-7:15 PM); Registration from 4-5 PM
Event: 14th Holocaust Institute of the Quad Cities
Performer: Judy Winnick portrays Alice Herz-Sommer
Location: St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center (518 Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803)
Admission: Free and open to the public

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February 2016

Date: Feb. 1
Event: 2016 Holocaust Visual Art Contest in partnership with Quad City Arts
Guidelines:
The 2016 Holocaust Visual Arts Contest theme 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.

Date: Feb. 1
Event:
The 2016 Ida Kramer Holocaust Essay Contest theme is: “Children and the Holocaust.”  The purpose of this essay contest is to research the history of a specific child or youth who was caught in or witnessed the events of the Holocaust in Europe and to record his/her story that must be told to yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s children. The contest is open to students in grades 7-12 in the Greater Quad City area.

Date: Feb. 18 (6-7:30 PM)
Event: Quad Cities Jewish Heritage Exhibition will also be on display at Western Illinois University Quad Cities campus in February. There will be an evening event on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 from 6-7:30 PM at the Library and 2nd Floor Room for screening. Location: Western Illinois University Quad Cities campus, 3300 River Drive, Rm. 1234, Moline, IL 61265

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April 2016

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

Date: Sunday, April 3 (4 PM)
Event:
The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial Film series: The Last Mentsch. Three more films in the series will be shown April 17, April 20 and May 15. All films have won multiple awards and have adult content.
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

Date: April 5
Event: ArtsPower’s My Heart in a Suitcase. Set in 1938 Germany, ArtsPower’s gripping and poignant production is about Anne Lehmann and her family’s decision whether or not to send her on the Kindertransport.
Location: John Deere Middle School, Moline, IL

Date: Sunday, April 17 (4 PM)
Event:
The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial Film series: Labyrinth of Lies.  Two more films in the series will be shown April 20 and May 15. All films have won multiple awards and have adult content.
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

Date: Wednesday, April 20 (7 PM)
Event:
The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial Film series: No Asylum.  The last film in the series will be shown May 15. All films have won multiple awards and have adult content.
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

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May 2016

Date: May 1 (7:00 PM)
Event: Yom Hashoah with speaker Felix Weil, Kindertransport survivor.
About the speaker: Dayton Holocaust Resource Center
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.

Date: May 2
Event:
WWII Liberator John Gualtier will speak at Rockridge High School.
Location: Rockridge High School (Taylor Ridge, IL)
Articles about Mr. Gualtier:
http://www.vintoniowa.org/articles/News/article105792.html ;
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2015/03/22/john-gualtier-life-story-project/25197567/

Date: Sunday, May 15 (4 PM)
Event:
The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial Film series: Kapo in Jerusalem (USA PREMIERE). All films have won multiple awards and have adult content.
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

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June 2016

Date: June 5, 2016 (4 PM)
Event: Israeli Film Series: Farewell Party
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

Date: June 19, 2016 (4 PM)
Event: Israeli Film Series: Kind Words
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

Date: June 26, 2016 (4 PM)
Event: Israeli Film Series: Wedding Party
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

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July 2016

Date: July 24 (2 PM)
Event: Presentation on Laemmle Luck and the Jews of Baden-Wuttemberg by Deborah Fletcher Blum
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Free and open to the public.

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September 2016

Date: Sep. 6 ( 6 PM)
Event: “The Middle East – Hope and Heartbreak” lecture: The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Where are we today? by Dr. Art Pitz
Location: Rock Island Main Library (401 – 19th St., Rock Island, IL)
Admission: Free and open to the public.

Date: Sep. 13 ( 6 PM)
Event: “The Middle East – Hope and Heartbreak” lecture: Russia and Syria: Allies or Opportunists? by Dr. Art Pitz
Location: Rock Island Main Library (401 – 19th St., Rock Island, IL)
Admission: Free and open to the public.

Date: Sep. 18 (4 PM)
Event: The Gordon Ney Jewish Film Series 2016 – A Borrowed Identity
Location: Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

Date: Sep. 20 ( 6 PM)
Event: “The Middle East – Hope and Heartbreak” lecture: ISIS: Its Roots and Its Future by Dr. Art Pitz
Location: Moline Public Library (3210 – 41st St., Moline, IL)
Admission: Free and open to the public.

Date: Sep. 25 (4 PM)
Event: The Gordon Ney Jewish Film Series 2016 – Rabin in his own Words
Location: Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

Date: Sep. 27 ( 6 PM)
Event: “The Middle East – Hope and Heartbreak” lecture: American Policy in the Middle East: Good, Bad, & the Ugly by Dr. Art Pitz
Location: Moline Public Library (3210 – 41st St., Moline, IL)
Admission: Free and open to the public.

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October 2016

Date: Oct. 9 (4 PM)
Event: The Gordon Ney Jewish Film Series 2016 – Dough
Location: Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

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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November 2016

Date: Oct. 16 – Jan. 15
Event: Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection
The exhibition features 21 lifetime impressions of Rembrandt’s etchings of Jewish subjects and an early self-portrait, and a drawing by Pieter Lastman, Rembrandt’s teacher.
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)

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Dates & Time: Nov. 4 and 5 starting at 7 PM.
Event: Davenport West High School Theatre will be performing The Diary of Anne Frank.
Location: West High School, 3505 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52804
Admission: $10 adults; $8 military/seniors; $5 students

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Date: Nov. 10 (7 PM)
Event: Gallery Talk: Katie Kiley
Artist and printmaker Katie Kiley will share her research on Rembrandt and experience with printmaking techniques as she leads audience members on a gallery tour of the exhibition.
Location: Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)

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January 2015
Date: January 27
Event: Panel discussion about what the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau means today. Iowa Council for Holocaust Education panelists were Dr. Elke Heckner, Visiting Assistant Professor of the University of Iowa’s Department of German; Dr. Daniel Reynolds, Professor of Grinnell College’s Department of German, Terri Toppler, USHMM Teacher Fellow, and moderator Dr. Stephen Gaies, Professor of the University of Northern Iowa’s Languages and Literatures and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education.

Following brief statements from the panelists, the Hillel staff screened Steven Spielberg’s documentary  The Last Days (1998), which follows five Holocaust survivors on a quest for closure following their experiences in the concentration camps. After the film, the panelists began an open forum with audience members.
Location: University of Iowa Hillel, Iowa City, IA

UI Hillel Foundation Reflects on Auschwitz 70th Anniversary (University of Iowa’s Daily Iowan)

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February 2015

Date: Feb. 1
Event:
Ida S. Kramer Student Essay Contest
Theme: Children and the Holocaust
Guidelines: The purpose of the annual “Children and the Holocaust” essay contest is to research the history of a specific child or youth who was caught in or witnessed the events of the Holocaust in Europe and to record his/her story that must be told to yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s children. The contest is open to students in grades 8-12 in the Greater Quad City area.

Date: Feb. 6
Event:
Author Signing: The release of Deb Bowen’s A Walk With Esther was celebrated with an author book signing event on February 6th.
Location: Jeno’s Little Hungary (4908 North Pine St., Davenport, IA). The site of the event is of special significance as restaurant owner, Jeno Berta, was last year’s keynote speaker at Yom Hashoah and is featured in the stories of A Walk With Esther.

Q-C Esthers and other Holocaust heroes honored

Links to local media coverage on Deb and her book: QC Esthers and Other Holocaust Heroes Honored; Local Author Remembers Holocaust Survivors; 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz To learn more about this book and other works by the author visit: www.abookbyme.com

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March 2015

Date: March 1, 8, 15 (4 PM)
Event:
The Holocaust Film Series begins Sunday, March 1 at 4 PM. Two more films in the series will be shown on March 8 and 15.
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

   

Date: March 21-22
Event:
Holocaust Visual Arts Contest 2015 in partnership with the Figge Art Museum
Theme: Imagery and Expression: A Visual Response to the Holocaust
Guidelines: This Holocaust Visual Arts Contest is open to students in grades 7-12 in the Greater Quad City area. Download guidelines:
2015: Holocaust Art Contest 2015 revised 11-13-14
Bios: Bios_Meyer_and_Frances_Shnurman
Meyer and Frances Shurman
Awards: Awards are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place artworks ($500, $200, $100, respectively) and up to two artworks may receive Honorable Mention (a $25 Figge Museum Store gift card each). The teachers of winning artworks will receive a gift card to support classroom needs ($100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd and 3rd place).
Deadlines: Completed entries (Artwork, Artist Statement, Entry Form) should be delivered to the Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801) on Saturday, March 21, 2015, or Sunday, March 22, 2015, from 12:00 noon – 5:00pm. Entries must be brought to the museum store for check in.
Contact: For further inquiry, contact Allan Ross, Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, (309) 793-1300.
1sr Place Winner 2015: Kylie Welch, 7th grade student, Davenport Community Schools. Her Art teacher is Anna Blackburn.

Date: March 22 (4:00 PM)
Event: A film chronicling the Armenian Genocide
Location: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free

Date: March 24 (7:00-8:15 PM)
Event: Requiem Interfaith Prayer Service led by Bishop Martin Amos of the Davenport Diocese, Armenian Father Aren Jebejian of St. Gregory Parish, Rabbi Tamar Grimm of the Tri-City Jewish Center, Lisa Killinger of the Islamic Center of the Quad Cities, Father Charles Adam of St. Ambrose University, and Bishop Christopher Epting of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.Also featured will be an exhibit of Armenian food and music.

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Location: Christ King Chapel, St. Ambrose University (518 West Locust Street, Davenport, IA 52803)
Admission: Free
2015 Events Flyer: ArmenianGenocideFlyer

Date: March 25 (7:00-8:15 PM)
Event: Armenian Genocide Speakers, Father Aren Jebejian, St. Gregory Parish, Chicago, and Raelene Pullen from the Quad Cities
Location: Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College (639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201)
Admission: Free

Additional Information:
Biography: http://www.armenianchurch-ed.net/clergy/very-rev-fr-aren-jebejian/
100-Year Anniversary of Armenian Genocide, 1915-2015:
https://www.facebook.com/ArmenianGenocide100years
Resources: Armenian Genocide: The Witnesses Trilogy; UM Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies: Armenian Genocide; Shadow of a Forgotten Genocide; FAHO Armenian Genocide Lessons and Units; 20 Voices

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April 2015

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

Date: April 15 (1:00-2:30 PM)
Event: Book discussion on David Laskin’s The Family: A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century will be led by JFQC Executive Director Allan Ross
Location: Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA)
Admission: Free
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Date: April 19 (7 PM)
Event: Yom Hashoah
Keynote Speaker: Holocaust survivor, writer and internationally-known educator, Irving Roth, will be the keynote speaker at the Yom Hashoah. He is the director of the Holocaust Resource Center, Manhasset, New York. Roth was born in Czechoslovakia. At the age of 14, he was taken by train with his brother and grandparents and 437 other Jews to Auschwitz. Irving Roth, tells his incredible story in the hope his listeners will prevent history from repeating itself.
Honorees: Dr. Marrietta Castle and Deb Bowen were  honored with the Richard Swanson Hope for Humanity Award at this year’s Yom Hashoah. The award is named in honor of Rev. Richard Swanson in 2006. This award goes to someone who has actively promoted an effective dialogue between Jews and Non-Jews; made efforts to resolve issues relating to peace, justice, and interfaith affairs; carried out these efforts within the broader Quad Cities region; and been a present or former resident of the Quad Cities region. Only six people have been honored previously in the 34 year history of Yom Hashoah. 
Location: Temple Emanuel, 1115 Mississippi Ave, Davenport, IA (563) 326-4419
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.

Date: April 21 (1:00-2:00 PM)
Event:Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act” Special Event with Holocaust survivor Irving Roth
Location: Building 60, Heritage Hall, Rock Island Arsenal
Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date: April 27 (6:30 PM)
Event: The Middle East: Which Way Does It Turn Next? A 4-part lecture series by Dr. Art Pitz – Lecture 1: The Arab Spring: Four Years Later
Location: Bettendorf  Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA)

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May 2015

Date: May 4 (6:30 PM)
Event: The Middle East: Which Way Does It Turn Next? A 4-part lecture series by Dr. Art Pitz – Lecture 2: The Roots of ISIS and the Islamic Caliphate
Location: Davenport Public Library – Eastern Branch (6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA)

Date: May 11 (6:30 PM)
Event: The Middle East: Which Way Does It Turn Next? A 4-part lecture series by Dr. Art Pitz – Lecture 3: Jerusalem: The Dominant Issues
Location: Bettendorf  Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA)

Date:
May 18 (6:30 PM)
Event:
The Middle East: Which Way Does It Turn Next? A 4-part lecture series by Dr. Art Pitz – Lecture 4: A Country Profile: The Republic of Lebanon
Location:
Davenport Public Library – Eastern Branch (6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA)

Date: May 20 (7:00 PM)
Event:
Book discussion on David Laskin’s The Family: A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century will be led by JFQC Executive Director Allan Ross
Location: Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA)
Admission: Free

Date: May 31 (4:00 PM)
Event:
Israel Film Festival 2015: Restoration
(105 min. Hebrew with English subtitles)
Location: Figge Art Museum Auditorium  (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA)
Admission: Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free. For info call (309) 793-1300

 

 

 

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June 2015

Date:  June 28 (4:00 PM)
Event:
Israel Film Festival 2015: Villa Touma
(87 min. Arabic with English subtitles)
Location: Figge Art Museum Auditorium  (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA)
Admission: Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free. For info call (309) 793-1300

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July 2015

Date:  July 19 (4:00 PM)
Event:
Israel Film Festival 2015: Ballad of the Weeping Willow
(106 min. Hebrew with English subtitles)
Location: Figge Art Museum Auditorium  (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA)
Admission: Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free. For info call (309) 793-1300

 

 

 

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August 2015

Date: August 23
Event: An Award Reception for student authors of “A Book By Me” series will be held on Sunday, August 23 from 2-3 pm at the Tri-City Jewish Center. Eleven titles are now being distributed by Amazon. For information, click on this link.
Location: Tri-City Jewish Center (2715 30th St., Rock Island, Illinois)
Admission: Free to the public

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September 2015

Date: Opens September 11
Event: The Quad Cities Jewish Heritage Exhibition
Experience the regional and national impact created by the Jewish community of the Quad Cities including contributions in the arts, business and much more. Artifacts and stories from the local Jewish population describe religious and everyday life and a sense of how we can relate with our neighbors throughout their history in the Quad Cities.
Location: The Putnam Museum (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA)
Admission: Adults $8; Seniors (60+), Military and Youth (3-18 yrs.) $7; Members: Free

Date: September 20 & September 27 (4 PM)
Event: The Gordon Ney Jewish Film Festival begins Sep. 20. Three more films will be shown September 27, Oct. 4 & 11.
Location: The Putnam Museum (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA)
Admission: Tickets available at the door. Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free.

 

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October 2015

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

Date: October 4 & October 11 (4 PM)
Event: The Gordon Ney Jewish Film Festival
Location: The Putnam Museum (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA)
Admission: Tickets available at the door. Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free.

24 days

Date: October 29
Schedule:
Registration & Hors d’oeuvres 4:00 – 5:00 PM; Performance 5:00-6:00 PM; Short movie and panel discussion 6:15-7:30 PM
Event: Holocaust Institute of the Quad Cities with performance by Judy Winnick as Miep Geis and panel discussion by four Holocaust educators, Dr. Stephen Gaies (University of Northern Iowa), Dr. Dan Reynolds (Grinnell College), Dr. Elizabeth Heineman (University of Iowa) and Terri Toppler (USHMM Teacher Fellow 2005 & Midwest Regional Corps Member 2015). Download flyer.
Location: Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

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December 2015

Date: Dec. 7 (6:30 PM)
Event: “History of the Jewish Community in the Quad Cities” program
Dr. Art Pitz will present a program on the “History of the Jewish Community in the Quad Cities.” Learn more about how the Jews of the Quad Cities influenced our community greatly beyond their numbers.
Location:
Bettendorf Public Library  (2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722 – 563-344-4175)
Admission:
Free

qccommunity A Hebrew Class at B’nai Jacob

 

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