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Upcoming Events


The Book Smugglers
Featuring David E. Fishman

Thursday, March 28, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beth El Synagogue
5225 Barry St W
St Louis Park, MN 55416

Professor David E. Fishman will speak about his recent book, which tells the gripping story of the struggle to save Jewish treasures from the Nazis. Described as Monuments Men for book lovers, The Book Smugglers bears witness to the commitment to life and to learning in the face of death.

This event generously underwritten by the Diane & Burton Weisberg Education Fund.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

A Conversation Series on Deborah Lipstadt's Antisemitism: Here and Now

Presented in partnership with Community Learning @ The WELL

Session 1: Thursday, April 11 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Chapters 1-3 (Antisemitism: A Conversation; A Taxonomy of the Antisemite; and Contextualizing Antisemitism)

Facilitated by Sally Abrams, JCRC Speakers Bureau Co-Director

Session 2: Tuesday, April 30 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Chapters 4 & 5 ("Yes, But" Rationalizing Evil; Holocaust Denial: From Hard-Core to Soft-Core)

Facilitated by George Dalbo, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Session 3: Wednesday, May 22 // 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Chapters 6 & 7 (The Campus and Beyond; Oy Versus Joy: Rejecting Victimhood)

Facilitated by Sami Rahamim and Emma Dunn. Sami is Public Affairs and Communications Associate at the JCRC and Emma (MPP, '19) is a student leader and progressive activist at the University of Minnesota.

2019 Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Never again begins with ME.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Beth Shalom Congregation
13613 Orchard Road
Hopkins, MN 55305

Limited on-site parking plus easy offsite parking at Hopkins West Junior High (5-minute walk or free shuttle).

This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information. please email

The Yom HaShoah Commemoration is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Minnesota (CHAIM), Bet Shalom Congregation, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, St. Paul Jewish Federation, Generations After MN, and the Micki and Mort Naiman Holocaust Education Fund.

2019 JCRC Annual Event
Antisemitism: Here and Now featuring Deborah Lipstadt

Sunday, June 2, 2019

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Parking available in Hyatt Ramp

Please join the JCRC on Sunday, June 2 at its 2019 Annual Event featuring Deborah Lipstadt.

Deborah Lipstadt, award-winning author of The Eichmann Trial and Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, in her new book, Antisemitism: Here and Now, gives us a penetrating and provocative analysis of the hate that will not die, focusing on its current, virulent incarnations on both the political right and left: from white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, to mainstream enablers of antisemitism, to a gay pride march in Chicago that expelled a group of women for carrying a Star of David banner.

For more details about the JCRC's 2019 Annual Event or for sponsorship or ticket opportunities, please contact Lisa or Ruth at 612-338-7816 or email:

Event Agenda:

5:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception for Dinner Guests
6:00 p.m. – Reserved Seated Dinner (Dietary Laws Observed)
6:45 p.m. – Doors Open for Reserved Seating/Dessert Only and General Admission
7:00 p.m. – Program and Keynote Speaker

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