Who We Are

2023-2024 JCRC BOARD MEMBERS

JCRC EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Jon Parritz
President

Jacy Rubin Grais
First Vice President

Rhona Shwaid
Second Vice President

Jason Divine
Treasurer

Aklilu Dunlap
Secretary

Judy Cook
Immediate Past President

BOARD MEMBERS

Gregory Arenson
Bob Aronson
Shai Avny
Gary Baron
Rabbi Zalman Bendet
Julie Burton
Valeria Chazin
Michael Cohen
Richard Cohen
Brian Cook
Jeff Davidman
Judah Druck
Rabbi Ryan Dulkin
Jack Fiterman
John Goldfine
Julie Idelkope
Todd Johnson
Mort Kane
Phyllis Karasov
Robert Karon
Amy Kaufman
Susie Kaufman
Wendy Khabie
Elizabeth Lamin
Shirly Tramer Lerman
Elyse Levine Less
Mayor Stephanie Brod Levine
Judie Liszt
Sally Lorberbaum
Gil Mann
Joseph Peilte
Renee Popkin
Stephen Rosenthal
Russ Rubin
Bob Rubinyi
Jim Shaw
Alan Silver
Debbie Stillman
Howard B. Tarkow
Amy Walstien
Robin Washington
Rabbi Michelle Werner

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Holocaust Educators Cohort

Holocaust Educators Cohort

Join our Holocaust Educator Cohort (Grades 6-12) to access our primary source packets that help students understand how and why the Holocaust happened.

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The Power of Place: 2024 JCRC Educator European Summer Institute

The Power of Place: 2024 JCRC Educator European Summer Institute

June 17– 29, 2024
Visit Warsaw, Berlin and Prague

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Transfer of Memory

Transfer of Memory

Transfer of Memory is an exhibition of portraits and accompanying stories of Minnesota Holocaust Survivors

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One Day Trip to Washington D.C. (USHMM)

One Day Trip to Washington D.C. (USHMM)

Trip date: April 16, 2024

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Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope

MAY 1 – JUNE 20, 2026

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Holocaust Education Speakers Bureau

Holocaust Education Speakers Bureau

Connect a Holocaust survivor or descendant to your group.

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Learning Through Legacy

Learning Through Legacy

Generations After MN

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Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

Save the date for Sunday, May 5, 2024

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The Leo Weiss Courage to Teach Award

The Leo Weiss Courage to Teach Award

The JCRC honors a teacher or school whose passion, dedication, and excellence elevates the teachings of the lessons of the Holocaust in Minnesota and beyond.

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Witnesses to the Holocaust

Witnesses to the Holocaust

Stories of Minnesota Holocaust Survivors and Liberators.

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Minnesota Holocaust Films

Minnesota Holocaust Films

Add these short original documentaries to your curriculum.

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National History Day in Minnesota

National History Day in Minnesota

2021 Theme: “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding” Each year, the National History Day office chooses a theme to help students direct their research. Students must make a connection […]

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Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

The exhibition, Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War, illuminates the story of the Kindertransport (German for “Children’s Transport”), the astonishing rescue effort that brought approximately 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great Britain and other countries, including Sweden between 1938 and 1940. 

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Light from the Yellow Star

Light from the Yellow Star

Dr. Robert Fisch’s book, Light from The Yellow Star: Lessons of Love From the Holocaust, teaches middle and high school students about the Holocaust.

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