Harvard Club of Boston in partnership with the harvard clubs of ireland and israel


Harvard Alumni Allyship Series: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

A conversation between Rabbi Jonah Steinberg and author Sarah Silberstein Swartz

Thursday, January 26, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm, ET

Virtual Event

Harvard Club of Boston in partnership with the Harvard Clubs of Ireland and Israel are honored to bring the next installment of our Harvard Alumni Allyship Series. 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and commemorates the six million Jews and many others who perished during the Holocaust. For our next instalment of the Allyship series the Harvard Clubs of Boston, Ireland and Israel are proud to present a conversation between Rabbi Jonah Steinberg, Harvard Hillel and author Sarah Silberstein Swartz. Our generations will be the last to have known living Holocaust survivors, and our theme is the conveying of individual stories and memories to future generations, amid commemoration of the loss of millions.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is Friday, January 27th, 2023. We are hosting the event on the eve which will prevent the event from running into sundown on Friday evening and Shabbat in Israel.


Event speakers include:
Rabbi Jonah Steinberg
, Ph.D. Executive Director of Harvard Hillel, Harvard Chaplain
Rabbi Steinberg received his BA at Brown University, and his MA, MPhil. and PhD. degrees at Columbia University. He served as Visiting Instructor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, taught at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of the American Jewish University, and headed the program in Rabbinic Literature and Civilization at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College before becoming Associate Dean of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. Jonah has received the New Scholar Award from Harvard’s Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and has published articles exploring rabbinic sources and traditions and ways in which this legacy can inspire us today. 

Sarah Silberstein Swartz, Author and Editor is author of the recently published book Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Unsung Women of the Holocaust, Sarah was born in post-war Berlin, Germany to Jewish-Polish Holocaust survivors. She is a writer, translator, and award-winning book editor specializing in Jewish Women's Studies and Holocaust history for young adults. Her work has been published in Canada, the United States, Germany, and Poland.She is currently a Research Associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University. She was co-editor and translator of Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers, ghostwriter for A Partisan's Memoir: Woman of the Holocaust by Faye Schulman, and editor-in-chief of the now classic 2-volume Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, with Paula. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore.

Sagi Melamed, AM '96, President, Harvard Club of Israel
Ofir Zigelman, MPA '15, Vice-President, Harvard Club of Israel

Nuala Walsh, President, Harvard Club of Ireland 

Matthew Hegarty '82, Immediate Past President, Harvard Club of Boston


Registration is required for this complimentary event to ensure that you are provided with the log-in credentials for our Zoom Meeting.  You will receive the login credentials approximately 3 hours prior to your event, they will not be included in the automatic confirmation email you receive upon registration. 


One complimentary pass per person. Valid on January 26, 2023 only.  Registration will close approximately 3 hours prior to the event to allow for the login credentials to be shared.  

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12:00PM - 1:00PM Thu 26 Jan 2023, Eastern timezone