Dr. Harold Kasimow, Professor Emeritus of Grinnell College, will be the speaker for the 2019 Yom Hashoah at Temple Emanuel (1115 Mississippi Ave, Davenport) at 6:30 PM on May 5, 2019. Free and open to the public. Photo above of Harold Kasimow’s extended family in Turmantas (circa 1944-1945). For more information, call 309/793-1300.
Presented by Yom Hashoah Committee of the Quad Cities, Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Temple Emanuel, Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri-City Jewish Center, Churches United, Augustana College, St. Ambrose University, Black Hawk College and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.
ArtsPower will return to the Quad Cities with a production of “My Heart in a Suitcase” on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1, 2019. School venues to be announced.
Summary: Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. Life in 1938 Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and all Jews living there. In order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever. Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems filled with hatred and violence. ArtsPower’s gripping and poignant production about Anne and her family’s decision whether or not to send her on the Kindertransport is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of a family’s love.
Date: April 1 & Oct. 1 (bi-annual deadline)
Event: Rauch Foundation Teacher Scholarship for Professional Development in Holocaust Education
Application: Rauch Foundation Scholarship(1)
Welcome to the website for the Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities. The website pages include a painting of apple blossoms by actress Judy Winnick. It represents the apple tree where Irena Sendler buried jars filled with names of Jewish children rescued from the Warsaw Ghetto.
Judy Winnick visited the Quad Cities in September, 2013 and performed a monologue based on the life of Irena Sendler at area schools and public libraries. She was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Holocaust Institute of the Quad Cities. Judy Winnick returned as keynote speaker at the 2015 Holocaust Institute of the Quad Cities portraying Miep Gies. Judy returned to the Quad Cities on October 26, 2017 to portray the life of Alice Herz-Sommer at the 14th Holocaust Institute of the Quad Cities.