Memorial ensemble at Salaspils, Latvia

 

As the population of Holocaust survivors diminishes and antisemitism across the globe surges, The Gross Family Center for the Study of Antisemitism and the Holocaust is on the front lines working to raise awareness of the Holocaust through powerful and educational public programming that addresses the history of the Holocaust, the singular most catastrophic genocide in history, and its consequences including the challenges of contemporary antisemitism.

The Gross Family Center for the Study of Antisemitism and the Holocaust is a program of the Gayle and Paul Gross Family Foundation.

Event Schedule

Outsmarting Antisemitism

November 2, 2021 - 4 p.m.
November 9, 2021 - 4 p.m.
November 16, 2021 - 4 p.m.
November 23, 2021 - 4 p.m.
Rabbi Dovid Vigler
Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens
6100 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

4 week series
Raised in South Africa and educated in some of the finest Yeshivas in Israel, England, New York, and Australia, Rabbi Dovid Vigler strives to share the beauty and depth of Judaism in a clear, conversational and down-to-earth manner.

The New York Times’ Nazi Correspondent

Sunday November 7, 2021 - 2 p.m.
Laurel Leff
Delray Beach Public Library
100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444

Laurel Leff is Professor of Journalism and Associate Director of Jewish Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.

Three Existential Threats Facing Jewish Civilization: How to Combat and Defeat Them

Sunday November 21, 2021 - 11 a.m.
Dr. Jason D. Hill
Indian Spring Country Club, Boynton Beach
11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Jason D. Hill is a professor of philosophy at DePaul University and the author of five books.

Jerusalem: Whose City is it?

Sunday December 5, 2021 - 11 a.m.
Morton A. Klein
Indian Spring Country Club, Boynton Beach
11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Morton A. Klein is National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the oldest pro-Israel group in the U.S., and a member of the National Council of AIPAC.

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) and the Future of Holocaust Education

Sunday December 19, 2021 - 11 a.m.
Thorsten Wagner
Indian Spring Country Club, Boynton Beach
11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Thorsten Wagner is the Executive Director of Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, and an Associate Professor of Modern European History at the University of Copenhagen.

Iran’s Goals, China’s Goals and US Policy in the Middle East

Sunday January 9, 2022 - 11 a.m.
Shoshana Bryen
Indian Spring Country Club, Boynton Beach
11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Shoshana Bryen is Senior Director of the Jewish Policy Center in Washington, DC and Editor of in FOCUS Quarterly.

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom

Friday January 21, 2022 - 2 p.m.
Ariel Burger
Eissey Campus Theater at Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens
11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

In cooperation with Jewish Community Synagogue and Palm Beach State College.
Ariel Burger is the founding director and senior scholar of The Witness Institute, a project to empower emerging leaders, inspired by the life and legacy of Elie Wiesel.

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom

Sunday January 23, 2022 - 11 a.m.
Ariel Burger
Fountains Country Club, Lake Worth
4476 Fountains Drive, Lake Worth, FL 33467

Ariel Burger is the founding director and senior scholar of The Witness Institute, a project to empower emerging leaders, inspired by the life and legacy of Elie Wiesel.

Never Forget: Remembering the Holocaust in Berlin and Germany

Sunday February 13, 2022 - 11 a.m.
Anette Isaacs
Indian Spring Country Club, Boynton Beach
11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Anette Isaacs, MA, is a German Historian and Public Educator who has presented hundreds of programs on more than 30 different topics (all pertaining to her native country’s history, politics, and culture) in the Chicago area and in South Florida.

A Kuwaiti Muslim’s Journey to Judaism

Friday February 25, 2022 - 6:15 p.m.
Mark Halawa
Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens
6100 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Mark “Mordechai” Halawa was born into a secular Muslim family in Kuwait. His father owned a successful construction business that provided a privileged life for him and his four siblings.

The Conflict in Gaza and the Law of War

Sunday February 27, 2022 - 11 a.m.
Eugene Kontorovich
Fountains Country Club, Lake Worth
4476 Fountains Drive, Lake Worth, FL 33467

Eugene Kontorovich is a professor at the George Mason School of Law and the director of its Center for International Law in the Middle East.

The Downside of Universalizing the Holocaust

Sunday March 13, 2022 - 11 a.m.
Rabbi Aryeh Spero
Indian Spring Country Club, Boynton Beach
11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Rabbi Spero , the author of “Push Back: The Battle to Save America’s Judeo-Christian Heritage” and “Why Israel Matters” is an influential theologian, powerful political thinker and spokesman.

Eugenics, Euthanasia and the Asperger Autism Connection: Pseudoscience and Medicalized Mass Murder in the Third Reich

Sunday March 27, 2022 - 11 a.m.
Dr. Irving Berkowitz
Indian Spring Country Club, Boynton Beach
11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

The son of Holocaust survivors, Dr. Irving Berkowitz is a widely respected scholar and public speaker on the Holocaust and contemporary antisemitism.

Debrief: What Lies Ahead For The Middle East In 2022

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 11 a.m.
Tal Heinrich
Fountains Country Club, Lake Worth
4476 Fountains Drive, Lake Worth, FL 33467

In cooperation with the FIDF, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.
Tal is an Israeli journalist and news anchor in New York. She is the host of “TIJ Talks” for the London-based Investigative Journal.

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