Our mission has never been more critical: using the history and lessons of the Holocaust to build a just and caring community free of antisemitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry.
This is a difficult time for me personally, and I know it is difficult for many of us in the community and beyond. I believe it is a difficult moment for humanity. Our hearts are with the people of Israel as they bury and honor those who were brutally murdered, as well as with the citizens of Gaza whose lives are in danger daily.
While we can disagree about how to solve the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we can all agree that loss of innocent lives is not going to advance the cause for peace in the Middle East.
Many people wonder how we cope with the events happening around us every day. We manage by finding meaning in the present, remembering the strength of Holocaust survivor Tess Wise, who wanted us to learn about being strong and hopeful, and by teaching others important lessons from this time in history.
With Tess’s legacy in mind, our Center will continue to welcome everyone who seeks to learn about the consequences of hatred and the power of hope and resilience.
In an effort to support our community, we are sharing resources below to assist you in discussing current events with your family, friends, and children.
We are grateful for your support as we work on creating a society where we can engage in meaningful conservations and learn from one another.
With wishes for a peaceful Shabbat.
Talli Dippold – Chief Executive Officer