Recent Events

A sampling of recent Center events.



August 26, 2012


Testimonial Dinner Honoring Al Zagar

June 13, 2012



May 10, 2012



May 10, 2012

Education Under Fire

April 25, 2012

Armenian Genocide Remembrance

April 16, 2012

2012 Yom Hashoah Remembrance

April 16, 2012

basket auction 2012_2

March 28, 2012


Make your school safe for LGBTQ students

March 12, 2012

generations museum trip

March 4, 2012

Organized by The Generations: Descendants of Holocaust Survivors

Genocide in America?

February 27, 2012

Historian Jess LeVine uncovered the facts concerning the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre by the volunteer Colorado Militia.

The Generations Book Club

February 9, 2012

The group discussed Fern Schumer Chapman's book, Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust, a Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past.

The Generations Inaugural Brunch

December 4, 2011

The Center introduced its newly established initiative, The Generations: Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, at a special Inaugural Brunch. Distinguished Holocaust Educator Sandy Rubenstein, child of a Holocaust survivor, was the featured speaker.

Holocaust Educators Conference

December 2, 2011

Keynote speaker Alexandra Zapruder began her career as a member of the founding staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. In 1992, Alexandra began researching diaries written by young people during the Holocaust. Ten years later, her work resulted in the publication of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, which won the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category. She wrote and co-produced I’m Still Here, a documentary film for young audiences based on Salvaged Pages, which aired on MTV in May 2005.

We Must Act: Crisis in Somalia

November 17, 2011

Daniel Wordsworth, President and CEO of the American Refugee Committee, and Said Sheik-Abdi, Program Manager of the Somali Advisory Council updated us on the current crisis.



Only A Number - A film about a Holocaust Survivor

November 10, 2011

Steven Besserman is the director of Only A Number. His mother, Aranka, is a Holocaust survivor. “My mother has dementia,” says Besserman. “Many years before this insidious disease began to eat away at her memory, she documented her experiences as a young girl growing up in Hungary, and the horrors she personally witnessed and endured at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust.”

Wednesday Morning Film Series 2011 - Women of Valor

October 26, 2011 and November 9, 2011

We honor three women, Sophie Scholl, Sister Rose Therling and Rosa Parks, who exhibited moral courage and personal resilience in the face of injustice. Join us as we recognize these heroes, remember their legacies and become inspired by their strength and commitment to equality and human rights.

Gated Grief

October 3, 2011

"Gated Grief," a presentation by author Leila Levinson. Her father, a physician who served in WWII, liberated concentration camps and treated the victims. Following her father’s death, Leila learned of his experience and only then recognized the legacy of trauma he passed on to her.

Wednesday Morning Lecture Series on the Holocaust and World War II

September 21, 2011, October 5, 2011 and October 12, 2011

Professor Jack Needle, one of the co-founders of the organization now named the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale with Dr. Seymour Siegler, taught history at the college from 1971 until his recent retirement. A recognized scholar of the Holocaust and World War II, he received more than a dozen fellowships and scholarships during his academic career, including a Fulbright to the University of Jordan, an English-Speaking Union Scholarship to Oxford University in Great Britain and a scholarship from the NJ Commission of Holocaust Education to study at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem in 1987.

9/11 Tribute
Ordinary People - Extraordinary Actions

September 19, 2011

Jill McCracken, teacher at Holmdel High School and Center Board member, facilitated our celebration of unsung heroes Tony Hall, Director of Ground Zero Food Volunteers, and Mary Beth Tyrens, who collected food for the volunteers in Philadelphia and drove it up to New York City every weekend.

2011 Annual Colloquium
May 12, 2011

Mark Hanis, Founder and Executive Director ot the Genocide Intervention Network, was our guest speaker.

Ninth Annual Conflict Resolution Forum
April 14, 2011

Peace in Our Communities; Peace in Our World


Annual Armenian Genocide Rememberance
April 12, 2011

Garin K. Hovannisian, author of Family of Shadows: A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream, spoke and signed books.

Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser and Guest Speaker Stan Kasten
April 6, 2011

Stan Kasten is a former President of the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers.


Testimonial Dinner honoring Edward J. McKenna, Jr.
March 24, 2011

Ed McKenna has dedicated more than 20 years of public service to our community serving the Borough of Red Bank both as a Councilman and Mayor.


Wednesday Morning Spring

Film Series:
The Upstanders

March 9, 2011
The Power of Good



March 16, 2011



March 30, 2011
Between the Lines



An Evening with Gloria Steinem
March 1, 2011

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist who has been involved in the feminist and other social justice movements for over forty years. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice.


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