Welcome to the 2024 year of 

Coming Events ~~~

Holocaust Remembrance

Let us remember those who suffered and perished then, those who fell with weapons in their hands and those who died with prayers on their lips, all those who have no tombs: our heart remains their cemetery.

Elie Wiesel


Join Us!

 For the last seminar of this season. 

(We will then be back in September)

This will be a forceful follow up to the April 18th seminar on Genocide. We will explore the ways that Nazi Germany and its leaders used the policies of the U.S. in their approach to their "Master Race" theory.

These are subjects that must be understood so as not to be narrowly assumed to be new to Germany.

Discussion in-person and virtually is always appreciated and welcome.

The seminars are free.

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Join Us

In-Person or on Zoom

for this timely and compelling

seminar on the current uses of the word


Used, misused, misunderstood?

The Vineland Board of Education  will host this event with its free and popular  

light buffet

Zoom in to listen in and comment.

Registration is required:


MARCH 21, 2024

Speech and Its Limits

This seminar will examine the effects of speech, especially on college campuses,

that may or may not

cross the legal boundaries of 

free speech.

Join Us!

on Thursday, March 21, 2024

as Attorney Harry Furman, Co-Director of SJHC and published author of Holocaust curricula leads a discussion on free speech and its legal boundaries.

February 22nd

FEBRUARY 22, 2024


and Virtual via Zoom

A fascinating topic and one which will present

the most recent research on how we understand 

even unknown traumas affecting Holocaust survivors.

See the flyer for time and place.

February 1st

Join Us!



General Public...

Do you want or need to know more about the use of technology?

History instructor, Shawn Riggins of CCTEC is offering a seminar on just how to do it.

He will offer teachers the skills and planning for the impactful use of various forms of today's most popular media platforms.

For clear and efficient instruction, In-Person is suggested at the Vineland Board of Education building.

Virtual participation is available too.

Something new for 2024!

January 11th

"Working Toward the Fuhrer"

Thursday, January 11, 2024

4:30 to 7:00pm

In-Person and Virtual

Presenter: Anthony Iaconelli

This seminar will focus on Sir Ian Kershaw's work on the social history of 20th century Germany. Kershaw is regarded as one of the world's experts on Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.A timely subject in today's political conflicts.

Stars littered the ground

Crystal fire

Shards of ice


Join Us

in this inter-faith remembrance of Kristallnacht...

the Night of Broken Glass in November of 1938, Germany.

This event in Germany marked the beginning and turning point of the overt persecutions of the Jews with destruction of syngagogues, businesses, homes, and cruelty to the Jewish people.

November 16, 2023 at 7:00pm

How Did It Happen, Has it Happened Again?

Presenter, Peppy Margolis will us guide us through this educational power point presentation.

*Photos of this beautiful evening event here

A Virtual Seminar

by Eric Saul

On Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Join Us 

For fascinating information on the rescues of thousands, stories not generally known.

*To view and download a copy of Eric Saul's presentation outline and sources,

please request at


The Evolution of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl

in the classroom:

From Awareness to Book Bans


October 12, 2023

4:30 to 7:00


Presenter: Harry Furman, Esq.

Words matter.   Books matter!

This seminar will consider how a classic like the story and diary of Anne Frank have been used in the past and is now under threat of censorship.

Used since the 1950's in theater and film, it is causing controversy today.


How can teachers address this while still teaching the lessons and truth of Anne Frank, and also another classroom standard, NIGHT by Elie Wiesel?

Please Join Us


A Tribute to Sam Levy

for his dedicated community service


friend to all who knew him.

Sunday, May 21st


at Beth Israel Synagogue

Vineland NJ.


April 27, 2023

4:30 to 7:00 pm

The Vineland Board of Education


Is Holocaust Education Failing in the United States?

Is Holocaust Education Failing in the United States?

{Part 2}

This workshop continues to approach Holocaust education with recommendations contributed by recent participants and others who have given their time to process and write-up goals, structures, and best practices which we hope will bring 21st century issues to the forefront.  

A panel of educators will speak on the difficulties of preparing and teaching the Holocaust and its themes to their classes.

We invite you to attend either in-person or virtually.

The Vineland Board of Education

61 West Landis Avenue

4:30 to 7:00pm

Presented and facilitated by

Harry Furman, Esq.

Co-Chair of the South Jersey Holocaust Coalition and Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University.

Coming Soon ~

April 20th, 2023

A Virtual Presentation


Author, Seth Stern

4:30 to 6:00pm

Free to All.

Seth Stern, a graduate of Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School and Cornell University, is an assistant managing editor at Bloomberg BNA and former reporter for Bloomberg News, Congressional Quarterly, and The Christian Science Monitor. He is the co-author of "Justice Brenna: Liberal Champion."


The Holocaust and the Jewish State

Thursday, March 30, 2023

4:30 - 7:00pm

 St. Augustine Preparatory School

611 Cedar Avenue

Richland NJ

This seminar will examine one of the most controversial questions in Jewish studies:

how much, if at all, did the Holocaust influence the creation of the Jewish state?

In addition, the seminar will touch on the struggle of Holocaust survivors in Israel, as well as the intra-Israeli conflicts that began 100 years ago, which to a large extent, have yet to be resolved.

A free brunch and in person presentation by Mark Halawa.

His Journey from Islam to Judaism

Registration is required


856 696-4445

The Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester Counties

Vineland, NJ

Prequel to the Holocaust:

An examination of the Dreyfus Affair and the pogroms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Russia and Ukraine

Thursday, January 26, 2023

4:30 to 7pm

St. Augustine Preparatory School

611 Cedar Avenue, Richland, NJ

Presenter: Anthony Iaconelli

See Event 

Impact of Starvation

 December 5, 2022

You Couldn't Grasp It All!'  - The Impact of Starvation and Disease at Buchenwald Before and After Liberation

Event Details


A third generation survivor presents...

...from yellow stars to silver spoons.

By the Grace of the Game, Dan Grunfeld

...from yellow stars to silver spoons.

By the Grace of the Game, Dan Grunfeld

Author, Dan Grunfeld, an accomplished basketball player, is the son of NBA legend and Gold Medalist, Ernie Grunfeld. In this multi-generational family epic, Dan tells his family’s remarkable story of how his grandparents survived The Holocaust and created a new life in America. Dan tells how his father discovered the game of basketball in NY, which he shared with Dan. They are the only professional athletes in the United States to have parents and grandparents who survived the Holocaust.  The Game of Basketball had a deep and profound impact on the entire family bringing healing and hope.

Event Details Here


God and Faith in the Shadow of the Holocaust

NEW DATE:  Thursday, October 20, 2022

4:30  to  7:00

at St. Augustine Preparatory School

The Scarpa Building

611 Cedar Avenue, Richland NJ


Engineering Evil

June 7, 2022

for our return workshop on

Engineering Evil

with facilitator, author, and Holocaust scholar

Robert Holden


See the Event Here

The Life of a Local Survivor

 The South Jersey Holocaust Coalition


The Vineland NJ Public Schools

will present

Elizabeth Ehrlich Roth's Story of Survival

0n May 12, 2022

at Vineland High School North

Mrs. Roth is a local resident and a much-honored and loved participant in Holocaust education.



SJHC Member, Robert Holden has published his most recent book ~

 Visas to Shanghai

The Chinese Diplomat in Vienna Who Saved Thousands of Jews During the Holocaust

This book is geared toward middle and high school students.



The South Jersey Holocaust Coalition

is pleased and honored to host

Michael Berenbaum

Internationally Esteemed Scholar, Professor, Author, and Film Maker


The Challenges of Dealing with Anti-Semitism Today

                                        Tuesday, November 2, 2021

                                          12:30  to  1:30

                                            via Zoom.


Please Note:   All teachers who are interested, no matter their grade or subject area, may register with their district supervisor for this event. Professional Development will be granted by The Vineland Public School District for all teachers throughout South Jersey on this professional calendar day.

Teachers throughout the country are also very welcome to register for this live event.


The Science of Bystander Behavior

Lauren Bairnsfather, Executive Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Lauren Bairnsfather, Executive Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

We offer appreciation and many thank yous for an exceptional and informative presentation by 

Lauren Bairnsfather


June 1, 2021

As the Executive Director of The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Lauren

presented "the science of bystander behavior" based on the research, and writings of

Ervin Staub



When and How to Intervene - The Science of

               Bystander Behavior


A series of comic books on the true stories of

Holocaust Heroes ~

Created and published by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.

Thank You Lauren Bairnsfather!


Third Generation of Survivors Speak

Dana Arschin, reporter for Fox 5 New York

Dana Arschin, reporter for Fox 5 New York

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

8:00 to 9:15

via Zoom

THANK YOU, Dana for an outstanding presentation!

About Dana Arschin

~We are honored to present~

Dana Arschin, a Fox 5 News NY reporter, will present.

In 2018, Dana traveled to Europe to discover the stories and experiences of those who were lost during the Holocaust.

She produced three films on that journey, one of which won a New York Emmy for the short film, 


The Forgotten Camps

[link here]

by Dana Arschin

"To stand in his footsteps where he survived and fought through..."

Andy Wizenberg, the grandson of four survivors

 "I was able to touch the documents and even smell the ink..."

Dana Arschin, In Pultusk, the hometown of her grandfather,

on finding family birth certificates.


The Case Against Japanese Internment

Thank you to our speakers,

Professor Lorraine Bannai and Attorney Hoyt Zia

for an outstanding presentation on March 25th!

KOREMATSU vs. The United States

The Lies of Executive Order 9066

For the Flyer and and details on the presenters, click here. 

What is race based imprisonment?

To learn more, click here.

 All registrants were provided with a link and password to view the award winning documentary, 


 by filmmaker,

Jon Osaki.

"We really need to change what it means to be an American."

Mika Osaki, from the documentary

No child should bear family separation.


This memorial to the 10,000 children separated from their families during the Holocaust stands outside a railway station in central London.

No child should have to be left behind ~



A Teleconference: Camus' The Plague

"And since a dead man has no substance unless one actually sees him dead, a hundred million corpses broadcast through history are no more than a puff of smoke in the imagination."

"This is the time when those who have nothing to do venture out on the boulevards. Most of them determined to counteract the plague by a lavish display of luxury."

Albert Camus, THE PLAGUE


About Us

The South Jersey Holocaust Coalition partners with The Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties to offer educational opportunities to educators and the public on issues and themes related to the Holocaust.

The South Jersey Holocaust Coalition is part of the network of Holocaust and genocide education centers with the State of New Jersey Commission on Holocaust/Genocide Education.

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Excellent resources for educators and research: current articles on related themes, films, books and people of merit.

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