Press: How antisemitic rhetoric is impacting Jewish communities, and what to do about it

NPR | November 6, 2022 | by Rachel Treisman, Associate Editor/Social Media & Digital Writer, Morning Edition The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, cast a bright spotlight on the age-old problem of antisemitism in recent weeks, with his offensive remarks inspiring other demonstrations of hate and stoking fears

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Press: There’s Just Us featured in Richmond Magazine

Richmond MagazineSept. 8, 2022 When Longwood University communications studies professor Alec Hosterman began to photograph the first day of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in August 2017, he thought the photos would be material he could integrate into classroom discussions.  Instead, he wound up documenting the violent, far-right

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Press: Laurie Simpson Crouch Joins VHM

Richmond Times DispatchAugust  15, 2022 Laurie Simpson Crouch has joined the Virginia Holocaust Museum as Marketing Director. She will be responsible for coordinating marketing, advertising and public relations efforts to support the museum’s mission to educate audiences of all ages about the Holocaust and other genocides. Most recently, she served

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Press: Sam Asher’s Letter | Richmond Times Dispatch | 3.19.2022

Dear Editor, Times-Dispatch: Today, we are witnessing atrocities being committed by Russian soldiers in Ukraine. There already are more than 2 million refugees and thousands of dead civilians. It is shameful Russian forces targeted a missile in Kyiv near the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center that commemorates the 33,000 Jews

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Press: ‘Violins of Hope’ fostered deeper dialogue about tolerance

Richmond Times Dispatch | Nov 19, 2021 During August, September and October, our region hosted the “Violins of Hope Richmond” exhibit for its first visit to the Mid-Atlantic. This extraordinary showcase featured a collection of 57 violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust and were restored to

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Son of Holocaust Survivor flies Afghan Refugees to US

Story courtesy of Jewish Telegraphic Agency Written by Gabe Friedman Last week, Delta Airlines pilot Alexander Kahn flew hundreds of Afghan refugees from Germany to Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C., as part of a U.S. government partnership with commercial airlines. It had extra special meaning for Kahn, as he told

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Manuel Loupassi, has passed away

We are saddening to learn of the passing of Manuel Loupassi. Manuel was a pillar in the Richmond restaurant business as well as a selfless friend of the Museum. Our sympathies, and condolences go out to his family, and everyone who knew him. Manuel was born on January 18, 1937,

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Richmond Times Dispatch Editorial

Our Executive Director Samuel Asher shares how the Virginia Holocaust Museum is countering antisemitism through exhibits like Violins of Hope, and teaching many visitors, teachers and students about the Holocaust and other genocides in this Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial.

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Kickoff for the Capital Campaign!

We've kicked off our Capital Campaign with some much needed renovations and a spotlight in NBC 12! Read the article here

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