JCC Seniors Club to tour Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond

by | May 25, 2019 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, June 19, 9 am—5 pm

Holocaust education is vital to ensuring that people today know the warning signs that led to the attempted destruction of the Jewish people in Nazi Germany.

“Understanding the lessons of the Holocaust makes people better citizens, indeed, better human beings. A trip to the Virginia Holocaust Museum will bring those lessons home to anyone who visits,” says Elena Baum, director of the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. The Commission promotes tolerance, justice, and moral courage.

The Museum is not just for Jews to remember their history, it is for all visitors to be reminded of the importance of speaking against any form of racism. The Holocaust did not end in 1945, its methods were observed and have been successfully implemented by many fundamentalist groups through the end of the 20th century and into the 21st.

All members of the Tidewater senior community are invited. Bus transportation leaves the Sandler Family Campus at 9 am, returning around 5 pm. Transportation, museum docent, and lunch is $30.

To register by Wednesday, June 12, stop by the Simon JCC Front Desk, call 321-2338 or visit jewishva.org/seniors.