August 2015

Dear Friends of the The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center,

What would you do if the court ordered three teens to 30 hours of community service in your home? The first teen painted a swastika on a teacher's car and the other two painted swastikas on a local synagogue.

When the court ordered these teens to the Holocaust Education & Resource Center of RI, we expected to meet "Skin Heads", teens who hate Jews, teens with "attitude." What we found were young men who were guilty of a thoughtless act of bigotry due to their ignorance about the Holocaust and the Jewish people.

We set-up a schedule of three hours per week for ten weeks, we created a thirty hour curriculum with homework in preparation for the next meeting and finally, we helped them with their speech of apology to the teacher and to the congregation of the synagogue.

WE EDUCATE...THIS IS WHAT WE DO. We have been fortunate to have volunteers and financial supporters who make our programs possible.

On behalf of those who came before and those who are helping now, would you please consider a gift to the The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center so we may continue educating Rhode Island students and teachers in the future.

The events of the Holocaust demonstrate the horrible effects on society when the moral compass is lost.


May Beth Lichaa
Development Chair

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Please make a tax deductible donation payable to SBHEC, and mail it to:

The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center
401 Elmgrove Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Or donate online through PayPal:

Your donation supports
  • Diversity and civic responsibility education programs
  • Our Holocaust Through the Arts Program reaching thousands of students and educators
  • The Art and Writing Contest which gives students an opportunity to express feelings through any medium
  • An Annual Author Lecture presenting the community a book about the Holocaust
  • Workshops to educate teachers on how to most effectively teach the Holocaust to students
  • Our very popular Survivor Visit program which reached more than 125 schools last year
  • Our annual campaign
  • An ever-growing resource center
  • HERC RI Endowment Fund
Donations may also be made in honor of or in memory of an individual with an acknowledgement card sent to the recipient. Call Paula Olivieri at the Center
for more information.

For further information, please call 401.453.7860.