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Lunch & Learn: Resistance in the Camps
August 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Discover how the Jewish people found strength in their faith in order to maintain their humanity and dignity in the face of unimaginable tragedy and suffering with a two-part virtual program by Rabbi Reuven Brand, Rosh Kollel of the YU Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago. Attend one or both “lunch & learn” sessions for a meaningful conversation on spiritual resistance during the Holocaust, and hear empowering stories of those who risked their lives to sustain their souls. The two-part series will feature presentations by Rabbi Brand on how spirituality created opportunities for hope against the odds within the Warsaw & Vilna Ghettos, and within concentration camps & killing centers. Rabbi Brand will also facilitate a group discussion about universal lessons to be learned from Holocaust-era spiritual resistance.
“A master storyteller, Rabbi Brand understands the transformative power and connection of story as an entry point to understanding one of the darkest chapters in history. It is always an honor and privilege to learn from him, as he strengthens and challenges my own knowledge of faith and spirituality during the Holocaust.”
– Kelley Szany, Vice President of Education & Exhibitions, Illinois Holocaust Museum