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The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

100 Crescent Beach Road
516-571-8040

The Mission of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. We teach about the dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying and all other manifestations of intolerance. We promote resistance to prejudice and advocate respect for every human being.

Upcoming Events at The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

Recent News

New Curator’s Corners in September

A View of the Foehrenwald Displaced Persons Camp Wednesday, September 1 at 11:00 am Learn about a photograph in our gallery of the Foehrenwald Displaced Person camp, and the Long Island Survivor, George Oscar Lee, who was one of the community…

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Happy Memorial Day from HMTC

From your HMTC Family On a day of remembrance, let us honor the legacy of fallen heroes. Let their memory be a blessing. Happy Memorial Day! HMTC will follow a weekend schedule on Monday, May 31, opening at 12:00 noon and closing at 4:00 PM., in…

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2021 Golf Outing: Early Bird Special ends June 1st!

Cordially invites you to the 12th Annual Golf Outing honoring Ivan Dolowich, Co-managing Partner of Kaufman, Dolowich & Voluck Join us at HMTCs 12th Annual Golf Outing, Monday, August 2, 2021, at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, NY. This…

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HMTC Weekly Updates: Virtual Book Talk and Museum Tour

Virtual Museum Tour: Lessons from the Holocaust May 26, 2021 at 1:30 PM on Zoom HMTC presents a virtual gallery tour. Join HMTC’s Director of Education, Helen Turner and our Museum and Programming Director, Dr. Thorin Tritter, as they lead…

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HMTC's Statement on Anti-Semitic Attacks in NYC and Worldwide

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is appalled, shocked, concerned and, yes, frightened by the violence against the Jewish Community. We condemn these actions in the strongest possible way and Stand with Israel in its quest…

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Weekly Updates: See what's New at HMTC! May 11, 2021

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Holocaust Memorial Tolerance Center of Nassau County - With Great Sadness

With great sadness, we regret to inform you of the passing of Jackie Handeli of Jerusalem, a Holocaust Survivor from Thessaloniki, Greece. We are honored to have been graced by his kindness and proudly display objects in our museum that were donated…

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$5,000 Award for Middle and High School Students on Long Island

HMTC defines an Upstander as a person who stands up for others and does not allow bigotry, hatred or intolerance to happen without intercession. Every year we honor middle and high school students from across Long Island who have demonstrated the…

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Warm Wishes for a Happy Purim from HMTC!

On behalf of the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County's Officers, Board, and Staff

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Holocaust Memorial Tolerance Center of Nassau County : With Great Sadness

With great sadness we regret to inform you of the passing of Irving Roth, Survivor, and one of the leading Holocaust educators in the world, whose passion and determination were instrumental in the formation of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance…

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The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Statement on Confederate Flag Found Tied to Door of Museum of Jewish Heritage

Glen Cove, NY… The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County joins Gov. Cuomo of New York, Mayor de Blasio of New York City, and Jack Kliger, president and CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, in condemning the "atrocious…

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Become A Member To Get Exclusive Access!

As the new year approaches, We have NEW Programs and Events we are excited to share with you all. Interested in having the first pick? All our memberships are a year in length. The NARM program offers participants in the HMTC membership program at…

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HMTC's Virtual Mini-Course for 2Gs and 3Gs

Preserving Your Family Story: How to Prepare a Personal Presentation about the Holocaust A bi-weekly online course designed to help the descendants of Holocaust Survivors (2Gs & 3Gs) explore, preserve, and present their family stories,…

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Condemns Anti-Semitic Hacking of North Shore Hebrew Academy's Website

Glen Cove, NY... The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) condemns the hacking of the North Shore Hebrew Academy’s website and the anti-Semitic images and slurs that were posted. These hateful words and images are…

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Virtual Gala Concert

You have been invited to a virtual gala concert starring the Israeli singer Dudu Fisher on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, honoring HMTC’s founder, Boris Chartan. The hosts, who will also be honored, will be Dr. David Langer and Dr. John Boockvar,…

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COSMOS FM Mourns the Passing of Senator Paul Sarbanes

Born in Salisbury, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, U.S. Senator Paul Spyros Sarbanes is the son of Greek immigrants from Laconia, Greece. The principles of fairness and opportunity instilled in Sarbanes by his parents from a very early age led him to…

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Champions for Charity 2020

Registration is now open! Join us for our annual holiday shopping benefit in support of our community! 25% of your full-price pre-tax purchases at participating Americana Manhasset and select Wheatley Plaza stores will be donated to the…

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Jewish Organizations Slam Anti-Semitic and Hate Filled Posts of Oceanside Sanitation Commissioner

We are outraged at the hateful social media posts made by Oceanside Sanitation Commissioner Ryan Hemsley, which include the denigration of victims of the Nazi Holocaust, antisemitism, white supremacy, ableism, and anti-black, anti-Muslim,…

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Virtual Chair Yoga Classes

Virtual Chair Yoga Due to the overwhelming response over the summer, We are happy announce that will be bringing you more Virtual Chair Yoga classes!!! Register for Yoga In this series of adaptive Chair Yoga Classes, with yoga instructor Jolie,…

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Virtual Conference on Online Anti-Semitism

Starting October 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of State will host it's First-Ever Virtual Conference on Online Anti-Semitism. No RSVP required The U.S. State Department has prioritized fighting anti-Semitism and has brought…

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Online Resources from HMTC for Teaching the Holocaust

In this virtual professional development workshop for teachers on Zoom, HMTC will walk educators through our online resources for Holocaust and Tolerance Education programs. Whether your school is online, in person or a hybrid mix, HMTC is here to…

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Book a Garden or Museum Tour!

Booking a Garden or Museum Tour: All garden and museum tours are by appointment only. All tours are for family/household groups. Garden tours do not take place in inclement weather. All visitors must submit to a temperature check before entering…

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The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Statement on Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found at Columbia University and Hofstra University

Glen Cove, NY -- The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) condemns in the strongest way possible the recent acts of anti-Semitic graffiti at Hofstra University and Columbia University. The display of Nazi symbolism and all…

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Outdoor Yoga Class at HMTC

Yoga instructor Helena Dluha, will lead the class through some basic yoga postures. Not too gentle, not too athletic, with just the right combination for everyone wishing to attend. Everyone should leave the class feeling longer, looser and more…

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HMTC is Reopening!

Garden Tours: October 1st through November 15th Docent led tours through our Children’s Memorial Garden Hours: Mondays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the hour Sundays: 12 noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Museum Tours: …

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HMTC Statement on Alarming Survey Results

On Sep 16th, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany released the results of the first ever 50-state survey on Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z Americans. The results show an appalling lack of awareness about even the…

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Drive for Survivors on Sunday, October 11!

Join HMTC's first car parade to celebrate our Holocaust Survivors and raise money for our Holocaust and Tolerance Education programs! SPONSOR A CAR OR DONATE TODAY! Cars will begin to lineup at Glen Cove City Stadium Park at the corner of Glen…

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Join HMTC for 'The Starfish'

In 1939, Herb Gildin, age 10, and his two older sisters, were sent by their parents to live in Sweden to escape Nazi persecution. As they waved goodbye, the parents feared they would never see their children again. Watch Tyler Gildin’s…

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HMTC Presents the 74th Anniversary of Justice Robert H. Jackson's Closing Statement at the Nazi War Crimes Trial

On July 26, 1946, Justice Robert H. Jackson, the chief prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, gave his closing statement. Professor John Q. Barrett, the leading Robert Jackson scholar, will present a virtual program about…

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The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Statement on the DeSean Jackson Incident

The Board, staff, volunteers and supporters of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County were appalled, shocked, angered and, yes, frightened by the patently antisemitic social media posts by National Football League player DeSean…

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Statement On The Passing Of Frank Castanga

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is greatly saddened by the passing of Frank Castagna, one of the most noted and generous philanthropists on Long Island. We appreciate his support of our Center and extend our deepest…

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Tune In To HMTC's Curator's Corner This July!

Curator’s Corner: A Window into the Voyage of the St: Louis Wednesday, July 1 at 11:00am Thorin Tritter, our Museum and Programming Director, will explore the voyage of the St. Louis, drawing on a photograph in our galley that shows members…

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Check Out One Clip at a Time's Summer Institute...

In light of the COVID-19 crisis and in lieu of our professional development institutes held in Chattanooga and New York each summer, One Clip will be hosting four virtual Summer Institutes for educators - and they are absolutely FREE. Each session…

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Museum From Home with HMTC in June, 2020

The Art of Marc Chagall: War and Peace Through Yiddish Eyes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11:30am Born in a small Russian village, Marc Chagall rose to become one of the most famous and influential artists of his day. Yet despite his many sources of…

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Webinar on Zoom: All the Horrors of War on May 19, 2020

Topic: All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen In her new book, All the Horrors of War, Bernice Lerner describes the final years of WWII through the lens of British military doctor, H.L. Glyn…

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Webinar on Zoom - 'Curator's Corner: A Photo from Baden-Baden' on May 20, 2020

Topic - Curator's Corner: A Photo from Baden-Baden In this edition of our "Curator’s Corner,” Dr. Thorin Tritter, HMTC’s Museum and Programming Director, will talk about a photograph take in Baden-Baden on November 9, 1938 which…

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Don't Miss Out On This Week's Programs!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 11:30am In this installment of “Curator’s Corner” Dr. Thorin Tritter, HMTC’s Museum and Programming Director, will give insight into ghetto life through the lens of several postcards in our…

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Attention Teachers!

HMTC IS OFFERING RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS TO HELP TEACH ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST DURING COVID-19! - Virtual Tour– This tour of HMTC's state-of-the-art museum, paired with video, images, and live guided narration by an HMTC educator will give your…

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Learn from Home with HMTC Programs for the Week of April 27, 2020

Curator's Corner:b Working Papers from the Lodz Ghetto Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 11:30am Click Here to Register Now! Learn about the Lodz ghetto through the lens of one person’s working papers that are displayed in our museum. The…

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A Message About HMTC's Upstanders Program

Due to COVID-19, this spring's HMTC Tolerance and Upstanders Event and awarding of the Friedlander Upstander Awards has been postponed. HMTC has every intention of celebrating these wonderful young adults who stand up to hatred and intolerance, this…

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Stay Connected While Social Distancing!

Commemorative Presentation on the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachau Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 1:00pm Thorin Tritter will present a program about the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp on April 29, 1945, when soldiers in the 42nd…

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HMTC Needs Your Help!

The COVID-19 pandemic has been more devastating than any of us could have imagined. The fact that literally thousands of people are dying from this disease makes everything else seem unimportant. The health and safety of our families, friends,…

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HMTC's Resources for Teachers

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 most, if not all schools are closed and seeking ways to keep their student bodies engaged in learning. For the time being field trips and in class sessions are off the table. HMTC is here to help! While we always…

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HMTC Presents the 10th Annual Friedlander Upstander Award

Deadline: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 $2,500 Award for Middle and High School Students on Long Island HMTC defines an Upstander as a person who stands up for others, and does not allow bigotry, hatred, or intolerance to happen without intercession.…

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Statement On Second Graffiti Incident

Glen Cove, NY - The Glen Cove Police Department notified us of a second incident of graffiti on our doorstep, this time including swastikas. We are shocked and saddened about the appearance of this representation of Nazi ideology. Ironically we…

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$2,500 Award for Middle and High School Students on Long Island

HMTC defines an Upstander as a person who stands up for others, and does not allow bigotry, hatred, or intolerance to happen without intercession. Every year we honor middle and high school students from across Long Island who have demonstrated the…

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Apply Now For The 9th Annual Friedlander Upstander Award!

$2,500 Award for Middle and High School Students on Long Island HMTC defines an Upstander as a person who stands up for others and does not allow bigotry, hatred, or intolerance to happen without intercession. Every year we honor middle and high…

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Join the Movement and Give Back on November 27, 2018

As the holiday season brings cash flowing to retail businesses, non-profits can get in on the action thanks to #GivingTuesday. Your #GivingTuesday donations help HMTC continue to provide educational programming that uses the lessons of the Holocaust…

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Americana Manhasset’s Champions for Charity

Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County to participate in Americana Manhasset’s Champions for Charity from Thursday, November 29 through Sunday, December 2, 2018 Over 70 participating Americana Manhasset and select Wheatley…

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Statement on Pittsburgh Tragedy

Glen Cove, NY -- The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) statement on Pittsburgh tragedy: The shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh is a sad and frightening reminder that the forces of antisemitism and hate…

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March of the Living 2019 - April 29 - May 6, 2019

Stand, remember, and pray on the sacred ground of concentration camps and ghettos in Poland where six million of our people perished. March with thousands from across the globe on Yom HaShoah to procalim, Never Again! A journey you will not forget. …

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County News - Happy Passover

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Programs - Spring 2017

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Programs - Fall 2016

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County News - November 10, 2015

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Newsletter - October 2015

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Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“We should never forget because there’s so much going on, the denial from what happened at Auschwitz or any camp. I owe it to the rest of the world that it should never happen again.” - Claire Heymann, Auschwitz Survivor. On this day of…

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Newsletter - December 2014

Shinnecock Indian Nation Shinnecock Documentary When: Sunday, December 14, 2014 1:00 p.m. Where: HMTC, Glen Cove, NY Join us for the viewing of the new documentary "Shinnecock" which discusses the native American tribe located on Long Island's…

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22nd Annual Tribute Dinner Cancelled

Due to the tragic losses in the family of Board Member and Honoree, Martin Elias, the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County has cancelled its 2014 Tribute Dinner scheduled for Tuesday, November 18th at the Old Westbury Hebrew…

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Newsletter - July 2014

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Newsletter - June 2014

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Newsletter - May 2014

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Newsletter - January 2014

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Donate to HMTC This Holiday Season and Watch Your Gift Doublein Size!

I write you December 18, 2013 with exciting news. HMTC has received a matching grant from The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation for gifts of $30 or more to close out our year! As you consider your year-end giving, know that supporting HMTC will…

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Autumn at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

Unique Program for All Long Islanders In partnership with Long Island Wins, HMTC will be hosting a unique program on Sunday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m. The program is centered around the hate crime-murder of Marcelo Lucero, which occurred in…

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County News - September 16, 2013

Chairman Announces the Director of HMTC's Claire Friedlander Education Institute Steven Markowitz, HMTC Chairman announced the appointment of Tracy Garrison-Feinberg, as the new Director of HMTC's Claire Friedlander Education Institute. Tracy is…

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County News - August 12, 2013

Skolnick Family Charitable Trust Donates Classroom The Center received a $100,000 contribution for a new state-of-the-art classroom. With building already underway, the classroom will be housed in the Claire Friedlander Education Institute and…

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2013 Friedlander Upstander Award Recipients

Caitlin Calio-Nassau County Courage and Empathy are human qualities that the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center encourages as essential to becoming an Upstander. Both characteristics shine brightly in Caitlin Calio, a junior at The Wheatley…

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Newsletter - March 2013

Special Program for Holocaust Remembrance Day Join us on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sunday April 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. for a special program, Greece and the Holocaust: Devastation, Resistance and Renewal. Nearly 90% of Greek Jews were murdered in…

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County News - February 21, 2013

Calling All Long Island Upstanders! HMTC, in cooperation with the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation and the Police Departments of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, is pleased to announce the third annual “Friedlander Upstander Award.” The $2,500…

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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County News - November 19, 2012

We just can’t say it enough! Thank you for your tremendous support and joining us to celebrate our 20th Annual Tribute Dinner with Dinner Chairs Debby and Scott Rechler. For those of you who could not be with us, we recognized our honorees…

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Update from the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center

For almost two weeks our local communities have experienced damaging weather, including one of the most horrific storms in the history of Long Island. We hope that you, your family, and friends remained safe throughout the storm without major…

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