The mission of the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center is to teach the history of the Holocaust in order to promote human dignity, combat antisemitism and confront all forms of hate.

    Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center teaches the history of the Holocaust in order to promote human dignity and justice, and to serve as a memorial to its victims. SBHEC serves to bear witness to the Holocaust and to honor those who perished. We strive to reduce prejudice against all minorities by teaching about the experience of the Jews, and of the suffering of other peoples because of hate and bigotry. We seek to ensure that every human being in our world has the same measure of dignity.

    Each year, our presentations reach over 6,000 area students from middle school through college. Our speakers open dialogues encouraging participants to refrain from expressing prejudice, to notice it in situations in which it arises, and to take constructive action. Students report that our programs have changed their lives, opening their eyes to instances of mistreatment. Bigotry and prejudice plague our society, and we have far to go. However, through our continuing efforts, more people every day are becoming sensitized to social injustice and are actively working to eliminate it.


    Phone: 401.453.7860
    Fax: 401.861.9246

    Address: 401 Elmgrove Ave.

    Providence, RI 02906

    Email: info@hercri.org


    Wendy Joering

    Executive Director


    Giovanna Wiseman

    Programming & Outreach Director


    Michaela Hermann

    Speakers Bureau Coordinator & Office Administrator 


    Board of Directors

    Daniel Gamm

    Michael Bryant
    VP Education

    Meredith Sinel
    VP Governance

    Judy Moseley
    VP Fundraising and Development

    Robert Sandy

    Audrey Weinreich

    Hon. Edward Newman
    Immediate Past President

    Kristen Cassarino

    Fran Denerstein

    Donna Frank

    Jordan Frank

    Barbara Fields

    Mike Fink

    Lisa Greenberg

    Adi Goldstein

    Jeanne Gottfried

    Judith Jamieson

    Lexi Kutenplan

    Edward Newman

    Kenneth Schneider

    Karen Stern

    David Spitzman

    Barbara Wahlberg

    Lisa Weisberg