Students Inspired By Holocaust Survivor and Olympic Champion Speakers At Annual HHREC High School Human Rights Institute Event

Over 300 students and teachers from 33 schools in Westchester, Putnam and Long Island NY, and Fairfield County CT attended the annual Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) High School Institute virtual event on March 16th. This year’s event featured intimate talks and Q&A with Holocaust Survivor Judith Altman and Olympic Fencing Champion Peter…

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HHREC Executive Director Joins Westchester County Executive For Press Conference to Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Thursday, January 27th, Westchester County Executive George Latimer was joined by HHREC Executive Director MIllie Jasper and Westchester Jewish Council CEO Elliot Forchheimer to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges…

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HHREC to Host Second Annual White Rose Student Competition

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) will host the second annual White Rose Student Research Contest for 2022. This competition is open to 7th-12th grade students in the greater Westchester County NY area. The 2021/2022 contest theme is Auschwitz and the Hungarian Deportations.  Participating students who compete in the project will submit essays…

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HHREC 7th Annual Middle School Institute

We were very pleased at the tremendous response from area schools to our 7th annual Middle School Institute, as our Co-Director of Education Julia Scallero worked closely together with them on this program to promote awareness of human rights issues and help empower students to take action in their schools. A special thank you to our good…

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Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Offers Annual Middle School Institute Program for Area Students

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center will offer their annual Middle School Institute online on Tuesday, November 16th, Wednesday, November 17th and Thursday, November 18th, 2021. This educational program provides area students and teachers an opportunity to promote awareness of human rights issues and empowers them to take action in their schools. This year,…

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