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Human Rights Conference Teaches Middle Schoolers: How to Become an Upstander

Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

“Betsy Costner” sings a spiritual hymn about freedom as she walks out into the audience of seventh grade students from all corners of Westchester in the auditorium of the Yonkers Riverfront Public Library.


Yom HaShoah: A Day of Meaning at Westchester Day School

Published: Monday, May 16, 2016

The Westchester Day School third grade was honored to participate in the Annual Westchester County-wide Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration at the Garden of Remembrance in White Plains. The program, sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Council and the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, was themed “Keeping the Memory Alive: Generation to Generation.”


Holocaust Survivor Speaks Of Hate Crimes At Hastings High School

Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ed Lessing, who survived the Holocaust, addressed students in a Thursday assembly at Hastings High School. The assembly was called in response to what police said was a bias crime in January, when houses were egged and painted with swastikas, according to a release.


Students Promote Human Rights At Manhattanville College Event

Published: Friday, March 11, 2016

More than 400 students and teachers from 30 area high schools spent Thursday promoting human rights awareness at the 15th annual Human Rights Institute for High School Student Leaders at Manhattanville College in Purchase. The all-day event, sponsored by the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center, opened with an address by keynote speaker Judy Altmann, a survivor of the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen death camps.