Race and Racism in Cincinnati, a 3-part docuseries, is the telling of Cincinnati’s history from the racial margins, a history that is not often told in school curriculums or in mainstream (white) culture. This virtual tour is an evolution of our in-person “Race and Racism in Cincinnati” bus tour,  which launched during October, 2019 and halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featuring interviews from: Guy Jones, Rev. Jackie Jackson, Melanie Moon, Dr. Zaria Davis, Dr. Tyrone Williams, Yvette Simpson, Bonnie Neumeier, Carlton R. Collins, Dr. Vanessa Enoch and Pat Youngblood.

This series includes three separate videos, each tackling a different time span, starting from Cincinnati’s birth and bringing us to the present day. Each viewing will be followed by a discussion session.

Register here. 

Virtual Screening Times: 

  • Part 1
    • Thursday, September 23rd, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday, September 25th, 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Part 2
    • Thursday, October 14th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday, October 16th, 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Part 3
    • Thursday, November 4th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday, November 6th, 10:30am – 12:30pm
For questions or to discuss organizational or large group showings please contact Bekky at bekky@IJPCcincinnati.org.
Race and Racism in Cincinnati, a 3-part docuseries, is the telling of Cincinnati’s history from the racial margins, a history that is not often told in school curriculums or in mainstream (white) culture. This virtual tour is an evolution of our in-person “Race and Racism in Cincinnati” bus tour,  which launched during October, 2019 and halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featuring interviews from: Guy Jones, Rev. Jackie Jackson, Melanie Moon, Dr. Zaria Davis, Dr. Tyrone Williams, Yvette Simpson, Bonnie Neumeier, Carlton R. Collins, Dr. Vanessa Enoch and Pat Youngblood.

This series includes three separate videos, each tackling a different time span, starting from Cincinnati’s birth and bringing us to the present day. Each viewing will be followed by a discussion session.

Register here. 

Virtual Screening Times: 

  • Part 1
    • Thursday, September 23rd, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday, September 25th, 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Part 2
    • Thursday, October 14th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday, October 16th, 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Part 3
    • Thursday, November 4th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday, November 6th, 10:30am – 12:30pm
For questions or to discuss organizational or large group showings please contact Bekky at bekky@IJPCcincinnati.org.

Holocaust & Humanity Center 21st Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, October 3, 2021 | 5:30 PM

Save the date to celebrate the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s 21st birthday! On October 3, 2021, join us for a festive gathering marking HHC’s birthday and highlighting the critical work HHC does in the community. We will bring our community back together and thank supporters like you who have been with us on this journey. You made this moment possible.

Join us at historic Union Terminal for a festive night filled with activities including:

  • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
  • Live music
  • Photo booth
  • Video Toast Booth – submit your well wishes or share a memory of HHC
  • NEW! Browse the traveling Upstander exhibit display
  • Take a tour of the Holocaust & Humanity Museum
  • NEW! Explore HHC’s newest virtual intelligence exhibit, Dimensions in Testimony

Mark your calendars now! More information coming soon.

The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, September 22 at 11:00 am via Zoom with Matt Yosafat.

Matt Yosafat was born in Katerini, Greece, in 1936. In 1942, he went into hiding with the Nazi occupation of Greece. The Yosafats hid in places including a cave and tobacco shelter, rarely safe and often separated. Ultimately, the Yosafat family reunited in Katerini and were liberated, but the outbreak of a civil war led the family to emigrate to the United States in 1951. In 1955, Matt met his wife, Anneliese — who had arrived in the United States with her family shortly after the war — and they were soon married in 1959.

The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, September 15 at 11:00 am via Zoom with Roni Berenson.

The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, September 1 at 11:00 am via Zoom with Mark Heiman.

Mark tells the story of his family, originally from Demmelsdorf, a small farming community in Bavaria. Mark’s grandfather, Karl, served in the German army in WWI. He later moved to Munich where he established a textile business and raised a family. Mark’s father, Paul, was 12 years old when he witnessed his Jewish school being burned down the day after Kristallnacht. Arrested on Kristallnacht, Karl was interned in Dachau concentration camp. After 30 days, Karl left Dachau and was given 48 hours to leave Germany. The journey took the family to Switzerland, France, England, and finally to Cincinnati where they settled and thrived. Mark also discusses events leading to the Holocaust and its relevance today.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2021 AT 12:30 PM ET
Opening the Ark: Bringing a Lost Polish Synagogue to Life

Abby Schwartz, Director, Skirball Museum, HUC/Cincinnati
Shmuel Polin ‘21, Rabbinical Student, HUC/Cincinnati

Participate in a virtual tour of the Skirball Museum’s exhibition of Shmuel Polin’s full-size replica of an Aron Hakodesh (holy ark) from Sidra, Poland, that was destroyed by the Nazis. The unique story of the reproduction of this sacred architectural artifact, its relationship to the 18th-century Polish ark that graces the Scheuer Chapel on HUC’s Cincinnati campus, works from the Skirball Museum’s collection, and related documentation bring to life the precious legacy of the destroyed wooden synagogues of Europe.

The Opening the Ark Project has been supported by Men of Reform Judaism, The Refusenik Project, Reconstructing Judaism, Jewish Learning Works, Adath Israel Congregation, and GoFundMe Charity.

Click HERE to register.

Can’t join us live? The recording will be posted on our online learning archive.
Questions? Contact us at onlinelearning@huc.edu.

Everything in history matters – even when it is minimized or swept away. Come explore the connections between past and modern day experiences in our communities. In this program, we will learn about the history of enslavement in our country that began more than 400 years ago. What does enslavement look like now? How can we learn from these historic and modern day connections as we strive to live as anti-racist peacebuilders?

Registration Deadline: February 12th

Everything in history matters – even when it is minimized or swept away. Come explore the connections between past and modern day experiences in our communities. In this program, we will learn about the history of enslavement in our country that began more than 400 years ago. What does enslavement look like now? How can we learn from these historic and modern day connections as we strive to live as anti-racist peacebuilders?

Registration Deadline: February 12th

Everything in history matters – even when it is minimized or swept away. Come explore the connections between past and modern day experiences in our communities. In this program, we will learn about the history of enslavement in our country that began more than 400 years ago. What does enslavement look like now? How can we learn from these historic and modern day connections as we strive to live as anti-racist peacebuilders?

Registration Deadline: February 12th