Community Projects

This season, the Holocaust Museum is partnering with a variety of community organizations to present some exciting programs!

Do the Right Thing

In collaboration with the City of Naples, Naples Police Department and the Boxcar Foundation, the Holocaust Museum is participating in Do the Right Thing. This national program, through a local initiative, recognizes the efforts of young people to behave in such a way as to positively impact the lives of others.  To read more about the effort in the City of Naples, click http://www.naplesgov.com/index.aspx?NID=558

More details to come!

 

One Book Southwest Florida

We are again presenting One Book Southwest Florida in conjunction with the Collier County Public Library System and GenShoah of Southwest Florida.  Based on the very successful “One Book, One Community” programs popular throughout the U.S., its goal is to engage the community in dialogue, to promote understanding and to serve as a springboard for discussion of universal topics such as loyalty, justice, family and faith.

The book selected for this year’s reading program is The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal.  Beginning in October, 2015 and concluding in January, 2016, four book discussion events and three guest speaker presentations are scheduled. The special presentations feature Mark Weitzman, an educator from the Simon Wiesenthal Center. All  seven events are free of charge and open to the public.

The Sunflower focuses on the concept of forgiveness. Wiesenthal as a young man was taken from his concentration camp work detail to the bedside of a dying SS soldier. The soldier wanted to confess his actions to, and receive absolution from, a Jew. Wiesenthal’s reaction was to say nothing. Years later he wonders if he did the right thing. The Sunflower is a compilation of responses from fifty-three distinguished men and women to the question “what would you have done?”

Collier County Librarian, Denise McMahon, will again lead the series of book discussion groups. The schedule and locations are shown below. All are open to the public, and are free of charge to attend. R.S.V.P.’s are required, so please contact the phone numbers indicated for each location to reserve your place.

Book Discussion Schedule
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SWFL
4760 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 7, Naples, FL 34103
R.S.V.P. 239-263-9200

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Naples Regional Library
650 Central Avenue, Naples, FL 34103
R.S.V.P. 239-263-7768

Date: Monday, December 14, 2015
Time: 10:00am
Location: The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SWFL
4760 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 7, Naples, FL 34103
R.S.V.P. 239-263-9200

Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Time: 4:00pm
Location: South Regional Library
8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, FL 34113
R.S.V.P. 239-252-7542
Presentations by Mark Weitzman, Wiesenthal Center

A special part of this year’s One Book Southwest Florida program is the participation by Mark Weitzman, educator at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Weitzman will be speaking about Mr. Wiesenthal and The Sunflower in January, 2016. All three presentations are open to the public and free of charge. R.S.V.P.’s are required, and should be made to the phone numbers specified at each location.

Presentation Schedule
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Time: 4:00pm
Location: South Regional Library
8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, FL 34113
R.S.V.P. 239-263-9200

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Lee County Library

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Temple Shalom
4630 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34116
R.S.V.P. 239-263-9200 (Holocaust Museum taking reservations)

Please reserve your space now and mark your calendars to attend program events. We look forward to your participation!

Presented by:
Collier County Public Library
GenShoah of Southwest Florida
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida
Lee County Public Library

Media Sponsor for 2015-2106 One Book Southwest Florida:

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