Upcoming Events


The Doctors of Music – Sunday, March 22, 2020; 2:00pm; Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Prov, RI – Fishel Bresler & Phil Edmonds perform originals and traditional Irish and Jewish melodies interposed with comedy. They are known for their passionate yet sensitive playing. As Fishel says, “This is inspirational music – you have to play it from your kishkes (innards) and from your heart.” The pair nonetheless make humor and high spirits an integral part of every presentation, and draw in audiences of all types and ages.

Tickets: $18, Seniors $15, Children under 12 free, $20 at the door. For tickets click here.


2020 Arts & Writing Contest – CALL for Entries – Application Deadline: April 27, 2020 – The theme of the 2020 Arts & Writing Contest is The Holocaust: Memories of Survival. For more information call the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center at 401-453-7860, email may@bornsteinholocausteducationcenter.org , or CLICK HERE to download the flyer. The application deadline is April 27,2020. CLICK HERE to download the entry form.

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Holocaust Through the Arts – Tuesday & Wednesday, April 28 & 29, 2020 at 9:30am  ESCAPE FROM AUSCHWITZ – PBS Film – The truth about the Auschwitz death camp was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Third Reich.  Prisoners who tried to escape were killed in public as an example to other inmates, and very few ever made it out alive.  ESCAPE FROM AUSCHWITZ tells the incredible story of two young Slovak Jews, Rudolph Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, who managed to escape by hiding in a woodpile for three days, then fleeing across enemy territory, determined to tell the world about the atrocities being committed by the Nazis at the camp. Free and open to the public. Reservations are necessary. BUS STIPENDS ARE AVAILABLE.  To make reservations for your class or yourself, please call: 401-453-7860 or email: may@bornsteinholocaustcenter.org

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Arts & Writing Contest Awards Ceremony – Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 5:00pm – Contest winners, their families and friends are invited to our annual celebration of Rhode Island students who creatively express themselves around a Holocaust-based topic. Thanks to the generosity of Sundaes we also have a fun ice cream party for the students. The ceremony is being held in the Dwares JCC Social Hall (401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence).


Navigating the New Holocaust & Genocide Education Bill: Bringing History, Awareness & Understanding into the Classroom – Thursday, August 20, 2020 – 8:00am to 3:00pm

In June 2016, Governor Raimondo signed a historic & significant piece of legislation into law requiring Holocaust and Genocide Education in Rhode Island’s middle & high schools. Since the bill became law in September of 2017, 3 organizations – the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center, the Genocide Education Project, & the Rhode Island Holocaust and Genocide Education Coalition – have been working tirelessly to create curriculum which is now available on RIDE’s website and reach out to administrators across the state to advocate for this necessary education.

This coming August 20, 2020, at Rhode Island College from 8 AM to 3 PM, through a collaborative effort by all three organizations, we are presenting our first professional development conference on Holocaust & Genocide education. The workshops will cover all areas of modern genocides, including the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, & the Cambodian Genocide among others. Six PLUs are available and we ask educators across the state to SAVE THE DATE and will send out further information as it becomes available.

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS – If you are a Holocaust/Genocide educator and would like to submit a proposal for a workshop, please contact Paula Olivieri at ​paula@bornsteinholocaustcenter.org​. Guidelines for proposals will also be forthcoming. The deadline for workshop proposal submission will be February 15th.


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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