• 2018 Chinese Banquet

    2018 Chinese Banquet 

    benefiting the

    Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center 

    Friday, February 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. 

    $90 per person

    Location: Restaurant in Nassau County

    Multiple courses
    Wines matched to the food

    Space is limited. 
    Reservations accepted with payment in full.
    First come, first served.

    Checks made out to HMTC and sent to:
    100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY 11542

    For more information:
    Harriet Becker at (516) 466-4761 or ebottomsup@mac.com

  • Art Workshop for Kids With 3D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino

    Learn from the Master of 3D Pop Art
    Charles Fazzino!

    An Art Workshop for Kids

    Holocaust Survivors will Join Artist for an Inspirational and Educational Workshop

    Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.

    Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY

    HMTC presents a special, hands-on, art workshop for kids ages ten and up. Participate in an interactive art demonstration with internationally renowned 3D pop artist Charles Fazzino, creator of the “Heroes of the Holocaust” exhibition, currently on display at HMTC, as well as Holocaust Survivors.

    During the workshop kids will get the opportunity to work with Charles to create a replica of his “After the Darkness” art, which he created exclusively for HMTC, and interact with Holocaust Survivors who also have an interest in art. Kids will contribute their own work to the collaboration and get a behind the scenes look at Charles’ distinctive 3D technique and how it is created.

    Space is limited to 25 participants. RSVP in advance is required. For more information or to RSVP contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org. A donation of $10 to participate is requested.

    “Heroes of the Holocaust,” the special exhibition by Charles Fazzino, will be on display at HMTC through Friday, December 8, 2017. The exhibition features several new works, including”After the Darkness,” a limited edition release created exclusively for HMTC, and an exclusively curated selection of Charles’ Judaic-themed artwork from the last twenty-five years.

    Charles Fazzino is one of the most popular artists in the world. He is most well-known for his unique, detailed and vibrant three-dimensional style. His work is exhibited in hundreds of fine art galleries and museums in twenty different countries. His is an officially licensed artist of the NFL and the Super Bowl (2000-present), MLB and the MLB All-Star Game (2003-present), and the US Olympic team (2000 to present). He has also created artwork for NASCAR, the NHL All-Star Game, the Andy Roddick Charity Gala, the Grammy Awards, NBC’s “Today” Summer Concert Series and many others. See his entire collection at fazzino.com.


  • An Educator’s Journey of Spiritual Resistance, Courage and Resilience

    An Educator’s Journey of Spiritual Resistance, Courage and Resilience

    The Holocaust and Jewish Resistance
    Teachers Program

    A presentation by Meryl Menashe, Holocaust Educator

    Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. 

    Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY

    “Nothing. Absolutely nothing remains of my childhood, of my youth, not even the grave of my dead father.” – Vladka Meed, Polin Museum

    The Holocaust devastated Jewish life in Europe. To teach the beauty of that life, spiritual resistance during the Holocaust using personal narratives and ensure that it would not be forgotten, the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers Program was born. Founded by Vladka Meed, 32 years ago, the program has brought over 1100 educators to Holocaust sites and sent them back to their classrooms armed with tools and strategies to bring Holocaust education to all 50 states. Presentation will include sites we witness including concentration camps, ghettos, memorials, museums and death camp; lessons learned of the unfathomable depths of mankind’s cruelty, and the courage of the human spirit through small, large and heroic acts of resistance.

    During our journey, we observe antisemitism and memorial desecration; rejoice as evidence that the Jewish people triumphed through experiencing Israeli students singing Hatikvah at Treblinka; Shabbat in Lublin and Hebrew prayers chanted at Birkenau and so much more. The roads through towns take us to each place; roads in existence during the Shoah, and still lead us there today.

    Join us on an educators’ photo journey through the Holocaust.

  • Special Exhibit: “Heroes of the Holocaust” by 3D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino

    The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County 

    presents a special exhibit

    “Heroes of the Holocaust”


    3D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino 

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 – Friday, February 2, 2018


    After the Darkness
    a limited edition release created exclusively for HMTC

    Opening Reception on
    Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 6 p.m. 

    Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY 11542

    “Heroes of the Holocaust” features several new works by Charles Fazzino, including “After the Darkness,” a limited edition release created exclusively for HMTC. In addition, four plexiglass sculptures, each celebrating a Holocaust Hero (Raul Wallenberg, Irena Sendler, Oskar Schindler and Alicia Appleman-Jurman), and an original painting celebrating more than thirty individuals who risked their lives to save countless Jews during World War II, will be on display. The exhibition also includes an exclusively curated selection of Charles Fazzino’s Judaic-themed artwork from the last twenty-five years.




  • 25th Annual Tribute Dinner

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation


    Rabbi Myron and Ricky Fenster
    Legacy Award

    Renee Katz and Sheila Rind
    Bruce Morrell Education Award

    Stuart Narofsky
    Public Service Award


    Consul General of Israel, Ambassador Dani Dayan
    Keynote Speaker


    Charles Fazzino, 3-D Pop Artist
    Unveiling of “After the Darkness”

    Contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org for more information or to purchase tickets or a sponsorship package.

    Tribute Dinner


    Diamond Sponsor

    Diamond Sponsor $50,000

    • Premiere Seating for 10 Guests
    • Diamond Recognition with Corporate Logo in Electronic Journal

    Platinum Sponsor for $25,000

    Platinum Sponsor $25,000

    • Prominent Program Seating for 10 Guests
    • Platinum Recognition with Corporate Logo in Electronic Journal

    Gold Sponsor

    Gold Sponsor $18,000

    • Prime Program Seating for 10 Guests
    • Gold Recognition with Corporate Logo in Electronic Journal

    Silver Sponsor $10,000

    Silver Sponsor $10,000

    • Program Seating for 10 Guests
    • Silver Recognition with Corporate Logo in the Electronic Journal

    Corporate Sponsor $5,000

    Corporate Sponsor $5,000

    • Program Seating for 10 Guests
    • Corporate Recognition in the Electronic Journal

    Patron Sponsor $2,500

    Patron Sponsor $2,500

    • Program Seating for 4 Guests
    • Recognition in the Electronic Journal

    Benefactor $1,000

    Benefactor $1,000

    • Program Seating for Two Guests
    • Recognition in the Electronic Journal

    Individual $450

    Individual $450

    Young Professional (21-36) $250

    Young Professional (21-36) $250

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    Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
    Information: contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org

  • Tribute Dinner Honoree Profile: Stuart Narofsky

    Architect Stuart Narofsky, will be honored with the Public Service Award at HMTC’s 25th Annual Tribute Dinner on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation in Old Westbury, NY.

    Stuart Narofsky, FAIA, is the principal of Narofsky Architecture, a multi-discipline design firm founded in 1983. Stuart is the recipient of the AIA Long Island “Lifetime Achievement Award.” The Center is deeply indebted to Stuart for all of the time and effort he has donated to the project to restore and enhance our Children’s Memorial Garden. His projects are highly recognized through design awards, national and international publications, videos and exhibitions. Dedicated to pro bono service in South America, Stuart has lectured and overseen workshops at various universities in Bolivia and Argentina. He is a past president of AIA Long Island and is currently vice chair of AIA National’s Custom Residential Architects Network.

    Other honorees at this year’s Tribute Dinner are Ricky and Rabbi Myron Fenster will will be receiving the Legacy Award; and Renee Katz and Sheila Rind who will be co-recipients of the Bruce Morrell Education Award. The Consul General of Israel, Ambassador Dani Dayan, will be the keynote speaker. In addition, 3D pop artist Charles Fazzino will unveil “After the Darkness,” which he created exclusively for HMTC.

    To purchase tickets, visit HMTC’s website or contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org.

  • One Clip at a Time Professional Development Workshop

    One Clip at a Time
    Professional Development Workshop

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 and Wednesday July 12, 2017
    9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

    Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center 
    Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY 

    Registration is FREE for educators 

    Are you ready to change the world? if you are an educator looking to make a difference in your life as an educator and in the lives of your students, this is the workshop for you. One Clip at a Time is a non-profit organization based in Tennessee that has created an engaging and interactive Social Studies/English/Service Learning program based on the theme of tolerance and diversity and an accompanying educator’s kit designed to motivate and empower students.

    The program crosses the curricula and is standards based. The movement is an outgrowth of the “Paper Clip Project” which brought world wide attention to Whitwell, Tennessee after it was captured in the award-winning film, Paper Clips. Throughout the course of the program, students learn the history of the Holocaust and develop an awareness of the impact it had on the world. Students then discover ways to make positive changes in their own classrooms and communities and are encouraged to continually make a difference.

    At HMTC the two-day session will be conducted by One Clip/Three Village Educators, Irene Berman and Kate Hunter. The first day will include training on the One Clip curriculum and the second day will include action planning and implementation, Survivor testimonies and a museum tour. Lunch is included both days. Attendees will receive their own One Clip Kit, which includes a copy of the Paper Clips film, an informational CD, detailed lesson plans, student journals and primary source documents.

    Space is limited. Register at www.oneclipatatime.org. For more information contact Tracy Garrison-Feinberg at (516) 571-8040 or tracygarrisonfeinberg@hmtcli.org.

  • Adolescent Advocates: Making Change Happen

    The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC), supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations, as part of the Communities Against Hate initiative, is pleased to announce Adolescent Advocates, a new and unique program to train and empower teens to combat the rise of hate crimes on Long Island.

    HMTC is looking for Adolescent Advocates in grades 7-11 who are committed to bringing change to their communities and adult mentors, such as educators or youth group leaders, who are currently working with young adults to learn how to conduct trainings and be ongoing advisors. After going through the Adolescent Advocate training session, students/youth/graduates will have the tools they need to be effective advocates for themselves and their peers. They will then be able to enact tolerance action plans in their communities, with support from their trained partner adult mentors.

    Training sessions for Adolescent Advocates will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Boys and Girls Club, 471 Atlantic Avenue, Bellport NY; and on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at HMTC, Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY. Mandatory Training for adult mentors will take place Thursday, August 17, 2017, at HMTC.

    Teens and adults interested in participating in Adolescent Advocates must fill out an online application, which can be found on HMTC’s website at hmtcli.org/advocates. Space is limited. Mentor applications are due by June 30, 2017. Student applications will be accepted through September 1, 2017.

    HMTC was prompted to create this program by the rise in racist, anti-immigrant and antisemitic incidents since Election Day, 2016. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that 40% of all incidents occur in educational settings. HMTC is committed to empowering students with the tools they need to not only react to incidents of prejudice but to be proactive in preventing those incidents in their schools and communities.

    Communities Against Hate is a national initiative to collect data and respond to incidents of violence, threats, and property damage motivated by hate across the United States. The initiative leverages a reporting database (www.CommunitiesAgainstHate.org) that aggregates reports from both victims, witnesses and news accounts of hate incidents, as well as offers legal resources and social services to support people in need. Communities Against Hate aims to aggregate data on hate incidents, providing legal and social support, raising awareness, and educating the public on the prevalence of hate.

    The initiative is led by The Leadership Conference Education Fund, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and partner organizations representing diverse communities that reflect the fabric of America, including: Center for Community Change; Color of Change; Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network); Hollaback!; Muslim Advocates; National Council of La Raza; National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC); New York City Anti-Violence Project; Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; The Sikh Coalition; National Disability Rights Network; South Asian Americans (SAALT) and the Transgender Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center is serving as a strategic advisor to the initiative.

    For more information about how to apply to be a part of the Adolescent Advocates program contact Helen Turner, Adolescent Advocates Program Manager, at (516) 571-8040 or helenturner@hmtcli.org, or visit hmtli.org.


  • TriCounty Independent Insurance Agents Association Presents Donation to HMTC

    Recently members of the TriCounty Independent Insurance Agents Association visited HMTC. While at the Center the TriCounty IIAA members took a tour of the museum and presented a donation to HMTC’s Chairman, Steven Markowitz. The group raised funds for the donation at a recent installation dinner. Pictured are (L to R: ) Adam Erickson, President of TriCounty IIAA; Steven Markowitz, Chairman of HMTC; Ronald Brunell, Member of HMTC’s Board of Directors and Treasurer of TriCounty IIAA; James Bastian, Immediate Past President of TriCounty IIAA; and Stephen Folan, a Past President of TriCounty IIAA.


  • Major New Sculpture by Michael Izrael Galmer on Permanent Exhibit at HMTC

    HMTC is pleased to announce, Tears of the Holocaust, a major new sculpture by internationally acclaimed silver artist Michael Izrael Galmer, is now on permanent exhibit at the Center. Mr. Galmer created Tears of the Holocaust in response to his grandchildren’s questions about the meaning of the Holocaust and the sculpture presents a new philosophic view of the Holocaust as the ultimate testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.

    He said, “I chose to donate the sculpture to the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, because of its potential to inspire future generations with perseverance and hope. The sculpture is meant to put the Holocaust into a context of pride in the strength of the Jewish people, and all victims who ultimately prevail over evil.”

    Mr. Galmer was born in the former Soviet Union in 1947. In 1981, he and his family immigrated to the United States. Upon arrival in the U.S., Mr. Galmer founded Galmer Ltd. in a small workshop in Long Island City. His extraordinary talent was swiftly discovered by elite connoisseurs, Tiffany & Co., and ultimately arts and Jewish museums, as well as historical societies. Galmer pieces are in the permanent collections of The John Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library, Cooper Hewitt of the Smithsonian Museum of Design and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

    For more information call HMTC at (516) 571-8040.