Stories of Struggle, Rescue, and Renewal: The Holocaust and Its Impact Today

Date: Apr 23, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: Chicago Area

Category: JTS in Your Community

The Isidore and Rose Wagner Institute for Leadership Development of JTS

This pre-Yom Hashoah program for adult learners, held in partnership with Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, features JTS’s outstanding faculty and fellows.


Sunday, April 23, 2017, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Rochelle Zell Jewish High School
1095 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, Illinois

Study Session Topics

  • Lucy S. Dawidowicz and the Beginnings of Holocaust Education in the United States
  • Book Smugglers: How a Group of Ghetto Inmates Rescued Jewish Treasures from the Nazis and Soviets
  • The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw: The Afterlife of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • From Destruction to Rebirth: Jewish Displaced Persons and the Creation of the State of Israel


Program Schedule

12:00–12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration
12:30–12:40 p.m. Opening/Welcome
12:40–1:10 p.m. Keynote Presentation 
1:10–1:30 p.m. Essay Contest
1:40–2:50 p.m. Study Session I 
3:00–4:10 p.m. Study Session II 
4:15–4:30 p.m. Minha
4:30–5:00 p.m. Closing Session 


$36 for advance registration; $50 at the door

Includes lunch and all program materials; discounts available for RZJHS alumni and JTS alumni and clergy



For more information, please contact Tani Schwartz-Herman at (212) 678-8996 or


In partnership with Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah, Congregation Beth Judea, Congregation Beth Shalom, Moriah Congregation, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

The Isidor and Rose Wagner Institute for Leadership Development of The Jewish Theological Seminary has been generously endowed by Nate Wagner and Ruth Braver (z”l).