HHREC and Westchester Jewish Council to Host Countywide Yom Hashoah Commemoration April 18th at Garden of Remembrance in White Plains  

HHREC and Westchester Jewish Council to Host Countywide Yom Hashoah Commemoration April 18th at Garden of Remembrance in White Plains   The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) and Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) will host the annual Countywide Yom Hashoah Commemoration Keeping the Memory Alive on Tuesday, April 18th from 12 to 1pm at…

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Over 350 Students From 31 Schools Attend 21st Annual Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center High School Institute at Iona University

Over 350 students and teachers from 31 schools in Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange and Suffolk Counties attended the 21st Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) High School Institute event on March 15th at Iona University in New Rochelle, New York. The program began with welcoming remarks by HHREC Executive Director Millie Jasper and Dr.…

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HHREC Promotes Education Program to Combat Rising Hate Crimes in Schools

Press Release Contact: Millie Jasper Executive Director, Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center mjasper@hhrecny.org Tel 914.696.0738 HHREC Promotes Education to Combat Rising Hate Crimes in Schools February 3, 2023– Incidents of hate crimes continue to cause concern in cities and towns across the country, and a rising number of these have been occurring in the greater…

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Media Covers HHREC Executive Director Appearance with Westchester County Executive on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

HHREC Executive Director Millie Jasper shared remarks during a press conference at the Westchester County Office in White Plains on Friday, January 27th in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Watch the recording here and read the media coverage of this event in Shoreline Publishing, The River Journal, and MidHudson News. There was also coverage…

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

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center hosted their 8th Annual Human Rights Institute for Middle School Student Leaders on November 15th, 16th and 17th at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester in Rye, New York. Students and teachers from thirty public and private middle schools in the Lower Hudson-Westchester region attended. HHREC staff and area middle…

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Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Announces New Staff

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) of White Plains, NY has appointed Jeanne Claire Cotnoir and Deborah Boxer Minchin as Coordinators of Student Programming. Cotnoir and Minchin will work with HHREC Co-Directors of Education Steve Goldberg and Julie Scallero on education programs, including the Human Rights Institutes for Student Leaders, Living History Project,…

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HHREC Annual Benefit to Honor Dennis Mehiel, Feature Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Bret Stephens as Keynote Speaker

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) will honor Westchester County Business Executive Dennis Mehiel and feature Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Bret Stephens as Keynote Speaker at their annual Benefit on Thursday, October 27th starting at 6:30pm at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. Dennis Mehiel, formerly a twenty-year Westchester County resident, is…

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