​The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights

​Programs: https://www.toli.us/programs/

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) 
2023 Yom Ha'Shoah Community-Wide Commemoration 

Sunday, April 23, 2023 1:00 PM -  3:00 PM ET

Virtual Program -link will be emailed upon registration: https://jcouncil.org/events/2023-yom-hashoah-community-wide-commemoration

On Sunday, April 23rd, 1:00 PM, we will gather virtually for the JCRC Annual Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration, to remember the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, and to pay tribute to the survivors and liberators in our community.​

The Durham/Chapel Hill Jewish Community
Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration

Resistance & Survival: A Jewish Partisan of the Parczew Forest

Sunday April 16, 2023 5:00 pm
Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St., Durham, 27701

Ludwig Wurzelmann, born in 1926 in Warsaw, became one of the few Polish Jews to survive World War II and the Shoah. His dramatic story--of growing up in Poland, being confined in the Wlodowa Ghetto, fighting as a partisan in the Parczew Forest--will be shared with us by his son, Dr. John Wurzelmann, a retired physician who lives in Chapel Hill.

In addition to Dr. Wurzelmann’s talk, this year’s commemoration will feature candle lighting, along with music by the Triangle Jewish Chorale and other local artists. Rabbi Daniel Greyber of Beth El Synagogue will chant El Male Rachamim and lead the Mourner’s Kaddish.

Please note: The 2023 commemoration will take place in-person only. It will not be available on Zoom.

Admission is free, and all are welcome.For more information, contact henry.fuchs@gmail.com or sharonhalperin88@gmail.com.

Upcoming / Ongoing Events

The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and 

Human Rights ​Education of North Carolina 

Holocaust Speakers Bureau 

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust Educator Workshops

Workshops listed here:   https://ncholocaustcouncilworkshops.org/​​​​

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Visit the museum’s website for programs: ushmm.org/online-calendar

New Scientific Research Makes the Story of the “Dachau Ashes”, Buried in the Durham Hebrew Cemetery in 2014, More Complex and More Sinister​

May 16, 2023 7:00pm

Join us at Beth El Synagogue (Durham, NC) on May 16 at 7pm (link to join online forthcoming) to hear Dr. Edward Halperin discuss the story including recent revelations.

On May 25, 2014 a funeral took place at the Durham Hebrew Cemetery, attended by several  hundred community members and presided over by Rabbis Greyber and Feldman, for the burial of ashes from the Dachau Concentration Camp crematoria.  The presence of human remains in the ashes was confirmed by laboratory tests at the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office. Nine years later additional research shows the story of the “Durham ashes” is more complex and more sinister than originally described.

This program is co-sponsored by Beth El Synagogue and The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and
Human Rights ​Education of North Carolina.

USC Shoah Foundation IWitness
Leadership Workshop - Action and Values

Junior Internship Program
July 9-14, 2023

All students who live in the United States and are entering grades 8-12 in the 2023-2024 school year are encouraged to apply.


This week-long residential program aims to challenge participants to deeply consider what it means to be a responsible participant in civil society and to be stronger than hate. The workshop sessions and activities are intended to develop knowledge, skills and confidence to create positive change in the lives of participants and in their communities.

Participants will stay on the University of Southern California campus in a college dorm for five (5) nights. If accepted into the program, all expenses including room, board and travel will be covered by the program.

First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors


First Person is a monthly (select Wednesdays at 1pmET) hour-long discussion featuring a live interview between journalist Bill Benson and a survivor and including questions from the audience, available on the Museum’s YouTube channel. It is made possible through generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation, with additional funding from the Arlene and Daniel Fisher Foundation.

Join Holocaust survivors for live First Person conversations as they share their experiences in their own words. By viewing First Person testimony students are exposed to the diversity of experiences of Holocaust survivors.

See link above for upcoming conversations.

Teaching Guide for First Person: Conversations with a Survivor


Next Generations is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 by children of Holocaust Survivors, educators and others who care about social injustice with the vision of empowering future generations to be the messenger for all Survivors and keep their authentic voices alive.

NEXT GENERATIONS is excited to present their fall showcase of events – all on the digital Zoom platform.

All programs are being offered at no cost to you. However, you must register individually for each program. Space is limited, so please RSVP soon.

Current schedule, details, & registration:https://www.nextgenerations.org/showcase-of-events​​​​