Upcoming Events

Truth Can Be Present

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Truth Can Be Present Even Where Facts Are Not: What Holocaust Photographs Can and Cannot Teach Us Dr. Rose & Mr. Louis Van Thyn Memorial Lecture - In partnership with Centenary College of Louisiana This interactive presentation, led by Dr. Valerie Hébert, will highlight the specific advantages and challenges that Holocaust photographs pose to the researcher and student. We will discuss wartime images taken by perpetrators and victim-witnesses. Through these photos, we will also explore the thorny ethical questions about their place in publications, exhibitions, and the classroom. Photographs depicting violence and death will be shown during this lecture. Viewer discretion is advised. The event is scheduled from 11:10am - 12:00pm Noon and is Free and Open to the Public This event will be held at Centenary College of Louisiana Bynum Commons, Whited Room Speaker: Valerie Hébert, Ph.D. Associate Professor, History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Lakehead University Orillia This program is made possible by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.

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Five Shots From The Ravine

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Five Shots from the Ravine: Photographs of the Holocaust in Ukraine, 1942 Dr. Rose & Mr. Louis Van Thyn Memorial Lecture - In partnership with Centenary College of Louisiana Dr. Valerie Hébert’s presentation examines a series of five photographs documenting the mass shooting of Jewish women and children during World War II. The searing content of the photographs makes them nearly unbearable to look at. Then why should we? Proceeding from the scholarship on memorial culture and practice, as well as from consideration of Jewish religious rituals around death and dying, this talk will discuss how and why we should continue to engage these images Photographs depicting violence and death will be shown during this lecture. Viewer discretion is advised. Free and Open to the Public This event will be held at Centenary College of Louisiana Bynum Commons, Whited Room Speaker: Valerie Hébert, Ph.D. Associate Professor, History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Lakehead University Orillia This program is made possible by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.

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Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Join us for our annual Purim Carnival! Food, family, and fun! What more could we ask for? We'll serve lunch, hamentashen and more as you and your family enjoy facepainting, carnival games, and a bouncy house! Festivities begin at 11:00am at: B'nai Zion Congregation 245 Southfield Road Shreveport, LA 71105 RSVP today!

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Unexpected Modernism

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

The North Louisiana Jewish Federation is proud to be one of the primary sponsors of the film: Unexpected Modernism: The Architecture of The Wiener Brothers Premiere Rational Middle Media presents Unexpected Modernism: The Architecture of The Wiener Brothers Premiere, on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Red Carpet at 6 pm, Premiere at 7 pm. Experience the Red Carpet Premiere of a groundbreaking new Shreveport documentary about Shreveport history. Samuel G. Wiener and William B. Wiener were Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, brothers, and residents of Shreveport, Louisiana. Following a 1931 voyage of discovery to the Europe’s most prestigious design school, the Bauhaus, they became the most innovative and prolific modern architects in the American South and transformed our community in the process. Produced by Rachael Hansil. Written and Produced by Chris Lyon. Written and Directed by Gregory Kallenberg. The Red Carpet and Premiere will take place at The Strand Theatre. Check out the full press release here! Tickets are $30 and $20 and can be purchased through the Strand's website here

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Holocaust Remembrance Service

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

The 37th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Service of Northwest Louisiana As the Jewish people, we know all too well the injustice and hatred that exists in this world. Join us as we come together for a service that is welcoming to all faiths and people who wish to remember the lives that were lost during the Holocaust, and are committed to strive to obliterate injustice wherever it is found. This year's service will be held at: Broadmoor United Methodist Church 3715 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 The service usually lasts one to one and a half hours. Dress should be appropriately respectful for a house of worship. More information can be found on the official website: HolocaustRemembranceService.org Middle and High School Literary Competitions Call all middle and high schools students and parents: once again, we are having a Holocaust literary competition. This competition is a great way to learn more about not only the Holocaust, but the very nature of hate, and how we can work together to ensure such tragedies never again occur in the world. The competition includes real cash prizes, and have different topics and guidelines for middle and high school students. More information along with the topics and guidelines can be found on the official website: HolocaustRemembranceService.org/competition

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