Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 27, 2019; 4:00pm Fascination: Helena’s Story – In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day SICA (Students Involved in Cultural Awareness) and the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center present Fascination: Helena’s Story. the film by Karen Goldfarb recounts a tale of endurance and joy from Helena Weinrauch’s perspective as a Holocaust survivor.

The film is being screened in the Wheeler School’s GCA Isenberg Auditorium.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019; 2:00pmNot Your Average Book Club – This month we are discussing David Guterson’s PEN/Faulkner award-winning novel “Snow Falling on Cedars.”  This event is free and open to the public. RSVP appreciated to may@bornsteinholocasutcenter.org.

Synopsis: San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man’s guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries–memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo’s wife; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbors watched. Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense– one that leaves us shaken and changed.

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March 26 & 27, 2019; 9:30amHolocaust Through the ArtsThe Devil’s ArithmeticThis fictional movie tells the story of 16 year old Hanna Stern a typical American teenager who ignores her family’s heritage until a mystical Passover Seder takes her back in time to German-occupied Poland in an emotional journey of life, death & survival.

This movie is being shown at the Showcase Cinema on Bald Hill Rd., in Warwick, and is free and open to all Rhode Island schools and students. Bus rental stipends are available. Reservations are necessary. Email May@bornsteinholocaustcenter.org or call 401-453-7860 to make reservations for your class.

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April 23, 2019; 5:00pmArt & Writing Contest – CALL FOR ENTRIES– The theme of the 2019 Art & Writing Contest is: Acts of Help & Bravery During the Holocaust.
SBHEC’s Annual Arts & Writing Contest is open to all middle and high school students. Awards will be given in a wide range of categories including: Art (2 & 3 dimensional), Music, Poetry, Essay, Short Story, Video and Electronic at a festive ceremony on June 2, 2019.

Deadline to submit entries is April 23, 2019. Entries will be judged by SBHEC’s Board of Directors. Download application here.


Our programs are free and open to the public except as otherwise noted.

For more information call the Center at 401.453.7860.



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