APRIL 28, 7PM – THE LAST CYCLIST
In commemoration of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day
Weinstein JCC’s Jewish Family Theatre is proud to bring its performance of The Last Cyclist to the Richmond community. Directed by Debra Clinton with musical accompaniment by Natan Berenshteyn, The Last Cyclist brings to light the dangers of totalitarianism, herd-like behavior, and the frightening extremes to which bullying can lead.
The play, The Last Cyclist was written by Karel Svenk during his time living in the Terezin ghetto during the Holocaust. Known as a hero to the other Jews in the camp for his biting wit and for being “inexhaustibly inventive, always up to practical jokes and improvisations,” Svenk wrote The Last Cyclist as a searing critique of Holocaust lunacy offered through powerful, poignant evidence of the resistance to the Nazis by Jewish inmates under horrific circumstances.
In partnership with the Weinstein JCC. With generous support from Rhona and Irving Blank and the Henry and Gertrude Kupfer Holocaust Education Fund of the Richmond Jewish Foundation.
May 1, 2pm – Yom HaShoah
Join Virginia Holocaust Museum on May 1st for an in-person Yom HaShoah event, including the Holocaust Memorial Candle Lighting and a special musical performance from Batsheva Capek. She will be performing songs in Hebrew, English and Yiddish
We will also award the Carole Weinstein Prizes for Tolerance and Justice in the Visual Arts.
Virginia Holocaust Museum is inviting children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors to join us for a special reception at 1pm before Yom HaShoah. To attend, please RSVP by April 26 to Brett Schrader | email@example.com | 804-257-5400
May 5, 6-7:30 pm – “The Nazi’s Granddaughter: How I Discovered My Grandfather was a War Criminal” In Conversation with Silvia Foti and Grant Gochin
The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute
June 27-28, 8:30am-5:00pm
July 11-12, 8:30am-5:00pm
The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute assists educators with their understanding of the Holocaust and genocide. Sessions focus on historical background and pedagogy which link to the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements. TEI is offered in partnership with Longwood University and is funded through generous teacher sponsorships.