Upcoming Programs and Events

For more information about programs and events, contact Lawrence Willim at 248.553.2400 x124.


October 2014

October 12 / 3:00 pm
Dedication and Presentation
Hersh Family Genocide Exhibit

After the Holocaust, the words Never Again sounded loudly as leaders pledged never again to remain silent in the face of mass extermination. But Never Again became Over and Over Again. The Holocaust was followed by genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Guatemala, East Timor, Darfur, and in many other places. Never Again must mean Never.

Join the HMC staff and special guest Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Executive Director of World Without Genocide, as we commit to create a world without genocide.

  • Admission: $5 or free with membership. Click here to Become a Member!
  • Kosher refreshments will be served.

The Genocide Exhibit was made possibly by the generosity of Nelson and Susan Hersh and their children, Michelle, Jessica, and Rebecca.


November 2014

November 9 / 5:30 pm
30th Anniversary Dinner

Please join us at Congregation Shaarey Zedek (map) for an elegant evening featuring a strolling buffet and inspiring presentations.  Our guest speaker will be Professor Alan Dershowitz, the world-famous attorney, activist, author and TV pundit.

The Holocaust Memorial Center was built as a living memorial to the Holocaust—one that commemorates the victims, honors the survivors and transforms attitudes each day. Listen to the news and you know that the lessons of the Holocaust have yet to be learned. Person by person, school by school, 85,000 visitors each year take home important messages about the consequences of prejudice and racism; and the price of indifference, apathy and silence.

At our 30th Anniversary Dinner, we will honor Richard K. Stoler. Ricky works tirelessly to connect hundreds of families to their roots in the Bereznitz region of the Ukraine. He challenges all of us to think of that part of the world and understand what life was like for many of our families before World War II, before the devastation and loss of the Holocaust. Building awareness of the Center’s Library Archive, Ricky encourages us to preserve our documents, photos and treasures as testimony and witness. We will recognize this devoted community leader for his support of tolerance and respect toward all people.

We have promised our survivors and the world to never be silent again. Please join us on November 9 and help support our vital mission. For additional information, please call Jackie Yashinsky at 248.536.9605 or email her at jackie.yashinsky@holocaustcenter.org.