PROGRAMS: Hillels of New York Trip to The U.S. Holocause Memorial Museum
Each spring, the New York area Hillels sponsor a trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The purpose of the trip is to share the experience of the Jewish people in the Holocaust with students of color in order to forge a better understanding of this historical event and to work together on campus to prevent any forms of prejudice, hatred, and bigotry, as well as working together to fight modern-day “genocidal” behavior around the world. Please check back for dates.
All students who are interested in attending must register with the Office of Student Activities, C001 North Building or the Hillel Lounge, Thomas Hunter 501.
Guidelines for the New York Area Hillels Trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The New York area Hillels is sponsoring a trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. This event is made possible by the generosity of David and Linda Taub. David and Linda Taub established the Student Holocaust Museum Endowment Fund to encourage both Jewish and non-Jewish students to learn together about this significant period in history.
Linda and David Taub know that it is important for students to study history in order to appreciate its impact on the present. However, they recognize that for college students, understanding history must do more than chronicle the past. By learning its lessons, history can help young people to shape the future. The purpose of the trip is to share the experience of the Jewish people in the Holocaust with students of color in order to forge a better understanding of this historical event and to work together on campus to prevent any forms of prejudice, hatred, and bigotry, as well as working together to fight modern-day “genocidal” behavior around the world.
Jewish students and students of color of traditional college age (18-26). Approximately half of the 98 students and staff will be Jewish, and the other half will be students and staff of color.
A Professional from the Hillel staff or the Student Activities office on each campus is asked to recruit, interview, publicize, and be in charge of all the necessary details of the trip for their students, and their school. In order to better recruit underrepresented students, letters are sent to the local college Dean of Students and Student Life departments asking for their assistance.
To sign up, please visit the Office of Student Activities, C001 North Building, or the Hillel Lounge, Thomas Hunter 501, or fill out and Submit the Online Interest Form.
The students will be staying Saturday night at the Holiday Inn, Greenbelt, MD. Each student will be in a room with two beds and a total of two to three students per room depending on rooming requests. Females and males will have separate rooms.
One bus will be leaving from Brooklyn College Hillel @ 2901 Campus Road, in Brooklyn, New York (Tel: 718-839-1151). One bus will be leaving from Queens College Hillel at 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Student Union Room 206, Flushing NY (tel: 718-793-2222) corner of Melbourne Avenue, Exit 24 on the LIE). Each school is responsible for their students’ transportation to and from the pickup stops. There will be pick up and drop off stops in Manhattan at NYU Hillel 7 East 10th Street New York, NY (tel: 212-998-4114).
This is a FREE trip. Hotel, food and transportation are included.
The students will leave New York on Saturday evening and will be staying overnight at the Holiday Inn in the Greenbelt, MD. On Sunday morning, the students will have breakfast in the hotel and then take a bus tour of the historic sights of Washington, DC. The students will then go and tour the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (boxed lunch will be served on the bus) and afterwards have a debriefing session discussing their thoughts and feelings about what they have just seen. The group will have dinner and then proceed home to New York.
Bronx Community College
College of Staten Island
John Jay College
Kingsborough Community College
LaGuardia Community College
Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus)
Queensborough Community College
Sarah Lawrence College
St. John’s University
SUNY Stony Brook
For United States Holocaust Memorial Museum information, go to www.ushmm.org. For more information about the trip contact the Office of Student Activities at 212-772-4908.