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 participationg 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

Based on the very successful “One Book, One Community” programs that have been done throughout the U.S., we are presenting One Book Southwest Florida in conjunction with the Collier County Public Library System and GenShoah of Southwest Florida.  The goal of this program 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.

Gertruda’s Oath by Ram Oren is the story of Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, who was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, travels to France, leaving Michael in the care of his mother and Gertruda Bablinska, a Catholic nanny devoted to the family. When Michael’s mother has a stroke, Gertruda promises the dying woman that she will make her way to Palestine and raise him as her own son.Gertruda’s Oath is a story of extraordinary courage and moral strength in the face of horrific events.

Book Discussions

All book discussions will be led by Denise McMahon of the Collier County Public Library. Books will be available for purchase at the Holocaust Museum beginning in September.

October 13 @ 7:00 pm at the Holocaust Museum

November 18 @ 2:00 pm Library location TBA

December 10 @ 10:00 am at the Holocaust Museum

January 6 @ 2:00 pm at South Regional Library

Presentation by Holocaust Survivor Michael Stolowitzky

January 7 @ 7:00 pm at Temple Shalom, Naples

January 8 @ 2:00 pm at South Regional Library

Please RSVP to the Holocaust Museum for all programs held there or at Temple Shalom.  RSVP to the Library for all programs held at a library location. More details to come. 

Author Talk with New York Times Best Selling Author, JEFF SHAARA

Thursday, November 6, 2014
North Collier Regional Park

The Holocaust Museum is partnering with Collier County Parks & Recreation, Friends of the Collier County Public Library and the Museum of Military Memorabilia to bring best selling author of historical fiction Jeff Shaara in Naples.  Mr. Shaara has written 14 books based on the United States participation in the Revolutionary War through World War II.

Tickets will be available beginning in October.  Details on sponsorship levels and tickets sales TBA.

 

 

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