Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site at DU

Please join the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver for a campus and community-wide dedication celebration, candle-lighting, and setting-of-the-first-stone for the new Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site at the DU campus.

The event will take place on Sunday October 10, 2010 (10.10.10) from 6:30pm-8pm on the DU campus.

This new project aims to reinvigorate and expand the very idea of a “Holocaust Memorial”: Honoring the lives of those killed at the hand of hatred, the project transforms memory into social consciousness and action by dedicating a space to learning, intercultural dialogue and social justice initiatives in the broadest sense.  Please also note that this space (even while under construction) will host a community-wide interfaith workshop on April 3, 2011, featuring Rabbi Marc Soloway and three other religious leaders.  As Dr. Pessin writes,

This new space gets its strength not from the stone of which it is made, but from the people who will gather there and from the projects they will embark upon to transform the world.”

Also at the Center:

Lecture on the Jewish Ethical idea of ‘Hineni’ (‘Here I Am’)

Join Dr. Sarah Pessin, Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at University of Denver, for a special presentation on the Jewish ethical idea of “Hineni” (“Here I am”) at the core of the new Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site at DU. Learn what this Jewish teaching has to say about the importance of intercultural bridge-building and the ‘infinite responsibility’ that we each have for our neighbor.  October 5th @ 7:00 pm.

RSVP and get more details on these events at www.du.edu/cjs.

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