Upcoming Featured Exhibit: Halt! Remembering the Holocaust | Artwork by G. Roy Levin

Virginia Holocaust Museum (VHM) 2000 East Cary Street, Richmond

Halt! Remembering the Holocaust Artwork by G. Roy Levin The use of boxes/crates as the medium is meant to remind the viewer of the railroad box cars. The wood is literally trash -- broken, cracked, could fall apart -- adds to the meaning of images which are about a vision of people as disposable as trash. While serving on the faculty of Goddard College in 1980, G. Roy Levin received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities which resulted in a book containing interviews with documentary filmmakers. Through this research, he came upon the documentary Shoah directed by Claude Lanzmann. He began to create artwork based on images from the film using various mediums. Levin started with paintings in color using discarded fruit and vegetable crates with wire and unframed canvases. He eventually switched to black and white photographs on boxes, reminiscent of the railroad cars that carried passengers to the concentration camps. The light in his paintings has a shimmering quality so that remembering becomes an “act of empathy and compassion for the unspeakable pain that was endured by so many.” Levin wanted his paintings to not necessarily show what the Holocaust was like, but to stimulate the viewer’s imagination to think about what it was like.  

2023 Annual Meeting

Choral Synagogue Auditorium 2000 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA, United States

This years' Annual Meeting will feature a short concert of "The Music of Terezin" starring soprano, Susan Lewis Friedman, and pianist, Paul Dykstra, honoring the lives of the composers and musicians lost to the Holocaust, and showcasing works by Isle Weber, Gideon Klein and Simon Sargon.

Interfaith Journey to Israel & the West Bank

Highlights of the Journey: A journey of inspiration and education Explore the faiths, peoples, and meaningful sites in Israel and the West Bank Meet communities working for coexistence Outstanding tour educators & expert speakers Superb hotel & travel arrangements Quality service & seamless logistics Let's explore together! The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond has more than 80 years of experience building community, creating connections, and breaking down barriers between people. One of our keystone efforts in this area over the last few years has been our Interfaith Journey to Israel. The trip provides Jews, Christians, and people of all faiths and ethnicities an opportunity to explore notable and hidden sites of Israel and the West Bank. This is an opportunity to enjoy the region's food, wine, culture, art and architecture. As a result of this experience, participants will emerge with a greater understanding of local narratives and geopolitical challenges shaping the Holy Land. The land cost of this journey is $5,695, double occupancy. The single supplement is an additional $2,500. The price includes all hotels, transfers, tours, security, programming and entry fees, insurance, porterage, lunches and dinners.  To secure your spot, a $500 deposit is due at the time of registration. The remainder of the trip balance will be due byOctober 1. Questions? Contact Basya Gartenstein at BGartenstein@JewishRichmond.org. Click HERE to Register!

Free Educator Workshop: How Jews Lived: Diversity in Prewar Central and Eastern Europe

Virginia Holocaust Museum (VHM) 2000 East Cary Street, Richmond

Free Educator Workshop:  How Jews Lived: Diversity in Prewar Central and Eastern Europe Educator Workshop November 15, 2023 10am-3:30pm at the Virginia Holocaust Museum 2000 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA. 23223 Deadline for Registration is November 8, 2023 Join the Virginia Holocaust Museum and Centropa for a day of professional development focused on Jewish life before the Holocaust.  It’s not enough to teach how Jews were murdered; we must also teach how they lived, and Centropa, a historical institute based in Vienna, offers you easily accessible resources to do just that. From 2000 to 2009, Centropa interviewed over 1200 elderly Jews in 15 Central and Eastern European countries. They did not use video or focus on the Holocaust. Rather, they asked their interviewees to share their entire life stories spanning the 20th century as they showed them their old family photographs, which they digitized. In this workshop, you will spend time with Centropa's interviews, photographs, short multimedia films, thematic websites, and podcasts about Jewish life from the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire through the first decade of the 21st century and exploring the diversity of Jewish life and culture the Nazis attempted to wipe out. This workshop is free for educators and includes: Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch Educator Resources A certificate of attendance   Click HERE to Learn More!