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UPCOMING HEC EVENTS

 

Private Screening & Fundraiser

 

The Commandant's Shadow

 

Two lives. Two stories. One wall that divided them. 

Witness the historic moment over 70 years after the Holocaust when the son of the Commandant of Auschwitz meets an incredible survivor.

 

Tickets will support the new

"Lilly and David Gingold Holocaust and Tolerance Education Outreach Fund"

established to honor the memory of Dr. William Gingold’s parents, Lilly and David Gingold.

 

The fund will support in school and community Holocaust and tolerance education in Central Illinois. Can't attend? Consider making a donation directly to the fund through the purchase ticket button below.

May 29th, 2024

Savoy 16 Theaters

232 Burwash Ave, Savoy, IL 61874

Remarks by Dr. Gingold @ 6:40pm

Movie @ 7pm

 

Sponsored by the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation and The UIUC Program in Jewish Culture & Society.

 

HIGHLIGHTING HEC INITIATIVES

 

Through Their Eyes

A Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

The Awards Ceremony for the Through Their Eyes Art: and Writing Contest took place on April 28th, 2024 at the The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life. Students in grades 5-12 were asked to submit works of art, poetry, prose, or film relating to research of the Holocaust. This years content focused on Jewish and Non-Jewish Victims, Resisters, Liberators,  and Rescuers. Contest winners and those who were best in show were presented with a trophy, and all participating students were presented with certificates. You can view photos from the awards ceremony on the right!  

Photography provided by Darrel Hoemen. 

  • Through Their Eyes Art and Writing Contest winners

  • Erez Cohen, Executive Director of the Illini Hillel, and Brian Kahn, HEC Co-Chair, shake hands while holding a certificate.

  • HEC Committee members Valery, Brian, Rebecca, Robin and CUFJ Executive Director, Ma'ayan Weinberg

  • An award winner shakes hands with Erez Cohen

  • An award winner holds a trophy with Erez Cohen

  • An award winner holds a trophy with Erez Cohen

  • An award winner holds a certificate and a trophy with Erez Cohen

  • An award winner holds a certificate and a trophy with Erez Cohen

  • An award winner holds a certificate with Ma'ayan Weinberg

  • An award winner holds a trophy and certificate with Ma'ayan Weinberg

  • An award winner holds a certificate with Ma'ayan Weinberg

  • An award winner holds a certificate with Ma'ayan Weinberg

  • An award winner holds a trophy and certificate with Ma'ayan Weinberg

  • An award winner holds a certificate with Ma'ayan Weinberg

  • An award winner holds a trophy and certificate with Ma'ayan Weinberg

  • An award winner holds a trophy and certificate with Robin Goettel

  • An award winner holds a trophy and certificate with Robin Goettel

  • An award winner holds a trophy and certificate with Robin Goettel

  • An award winner holds a trophy and certificate with Robin Goettel

  • Brian Kahn: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

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About Us

 

The CUJF Holocaust Education Center serves as a resource to help school systems comply with the 1990 Illinois state mandate to teach about the Holocaust in fifth, eight, and tenth grades. (Public Act 86-780)

 

The committee is also dedicated to providing assistance to all individuals in the greater Champaign-Urbana area who wish to address the universal lessons to be learned from the Holocaust.

 

The committee sends information about the Holocaust to public school teachers and college students majoring in education; sponsors and grants scholarships for in-service teacher training programs; provides videos, books, and newspapers to local libraries and schools and speakers to area classrooms.