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Events promote Jewish-Christian dialogue, Holocaust education
Rabbi Irving Greenberg, founder and president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, speaks in 2009 at a press conference at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Rabbi Irving Greenberg, founder and president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, speaks in 2009 at a press conference at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Portland hosts Holocaust scholar Rabbi Yitz Greenberg and Jewish feminist Blu Greenberg for a four-day community experience – “Reshaping the World after the Holocaust: a Weekend of Learning,” April 24-28, presented by the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center.

The weekend, chaired by community leader Mark Rosenbaum and organized by the OHRC with the help of volunteers, includes series of events and programs to remember those who suffered in the Holocaust and to learn from the lessons of that horrific chapter in human history.

The weekend’s events are built on community-wide ecumenical partnerships, and are open to all. Rabbi Greenberg and Blu Greenberg will lead lectures, presentations, classes, and commemorative community events.

The weekend will culminate on Monday, April 28, at Pioneer Courthouse Square, with a public reading of names of those who lost their lives in the Holocaust. Readers include representatives from sponsors of the weekend’s events, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Archdiocese of Portland, and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

Rabbi Greenberg will provide the keynote address at a commemorative dinner at 7 p.m., Friday, April 25, at the Multnomah Athletic Club. Tickets are $118. All proceeds support the Oregon Holocaust Memorial and Education Endowment.

For a complete list of events, log on to www.reshapingtheworldpostholocaust.org.

The Archdiocese of Portland promotes and facilitates theological dialogue with other faith communities

By working with a broad cross-section of community members in Oregon, Idaho, and southwest Washington to raise awareness about genocide and provide resources for learning about the Holocaust, the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center tries to ensure that the stories of local survivors and the lessons of the Holocaust that enrich the commitment to human rights in our community remain vibrant and strong.







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