• 3rd Annual Walk the Talk

    3rd Annual Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center Walk the Talk… Never Again!

    Walk to Support Long Island’s Leading Holocaust Institution

    Sunday, October 27, 2019

    Grand Marshall: Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas

    at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

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

    All are welcome to participate.  For more information, please contact Deborah Lom at dlom@hmtcli.org or call (516)571-8040.

    Donations of $25 and above by October 20 will recieve a tee-shirt.

    Sponsorship levels:

    UPSTANDER: $25,000

    RESCUER: $20,000

    HERO: $15,000

    DEFENDER: $10,000

    GUARDIAN: $5,000

    ANGEL: $2,500

    PROTECTOR: $1,000

    FRIEND: $500

    All proceeds goes towards HMTC’s educational programming which uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate about the danger of antisemitsm, bullying, and all forms of intolerance.


  • “But When We Started Singing…”

    But When We Started Singing…

    Conceived and performed by Bob Spiotto

    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Primo Levi

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 2:00 pm

    This one-man performance is inspired by the life and poetry of Holocaust survivor and world-renowned author/poet and Italian/Jew, Primo Levi, 1919-1987 who is known for his works such as, If This Is A Man, The Periodic Table, The Reawakening, and The Drowned and the Saved.

    $10 suggested donation. Please RSVP to (516) 571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org

    Learn more about Bob Spiotto and his upcoming performance using the links below:

    Press Release: But When We Started Singing…

    Learn About Our Actor!

    Learn about Holocaust Survivor Primo Levi in BBC’s article:



    100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY11542
  • “While There’s Life…”

    The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County presents

    While There’s Life…

    A poetry reading and book signing by author Ruth Minsky Sender

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    The poems in While There’s Life… were written during her incarceration as prisoner #55082 in the Nazi slave labor camp in Mittelsteine, Germany.

    Ruth endeavored to depict scenes from her and other prisoner’s lives to give them courage and the will to continue living.  As her mother, Nacha Minska used to say:

    “While there’s life, there’s hope.”

    $10 suggested donation

    Please RSVP to (516) 571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org 

    Read the Press Release to learn more:

    Press Release: “While There’s Life…”

    Book review of Ms. Minsky Sender’s work by HMTC’s Marcia Posner:

    “While There’s Life…” a Book Review by Marcia Posner

     100 Crescent Beach Road

    Glen Cove, NY 11542

  • Annual Tolerance Benefit 2019

    Monday, May 6, 2019 | 6:00 PM

    Westbury Manor, 110 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury NY 11590

    $135 per person | Business Attire

    Sponsored By:

    The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation | Mojo-Stumer Associates Sterlingrisk | Insurance Stewart Title

    Ike, Molly, & Steven Elias Foundation | Samar Hospitality

    Purchase your tickets or sponsorship online today!


    For more information contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org.

  • “While There’s Life…” a Book Review by Marcia Posner


     by Ruth Minsky Sender

    After writing three books, all memoirs : “The Cage,”  “To Life,” (which you may borrow from our library) and “The Holocaust Lady,” Ruth Minsky Sender Sender has recently published a book of poems, mainly written after 1950.  They are poems of the deepest emotions and yes, perhaps trust too. “Each poem is a delicate work of art.” wrote one reviewer. Most have been translated from the Yiddish and a few from the  Polish, during her  incarceration in the Mittelsteine Slave Labor Camp (1944-1945).  She wrote them in a little notebook given to her as a gift by the Nazi Commandant as a reward for entertaining the guards at Christmas, which all 400 Jewish slave labor girls were forced to do. Ruth would also read her poems each Sunday to the 50 other women sharing the room with her.

    Discussing the writing of poetry, has your heart ever been so heavy that you,too, wrote poetry to sustain yourself ? Ruth Minsky Sender was blessed to have a mother who managed to maintain hope, saying: “Where there is life is hope;” even in the camp, until she died. Perhaps that is why Ruth was able to pour out her feelings in poetry written secretly during her stay at the slave labor camp. They were not only poems of despair, but also of infinite wisdom and hope.  As one reviewer wrote: “While There’s Life . . .” is a volume that should be read and re-read by people of all faiths.  It is a portrait not just of survival, but of how one woman transformed her pain in humanity’s darkest hour into art. . . into life.”

    How fortunate are we, to be free, to be able to share, words so rare.  Hoorah, Ruth Minsky Sender. Welcome to HMTC.

    Mrs. Minsky Sender will be at HMTC on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm for a poetry reading and book signing.  Please RSVP to info@hmtcli.org or (516)571-8040. $10 suggested donation; light refreshments will be served.

  • “Dirty Jewess”

    “Dirty Jewess: Testimony by a Child of Auschwitz Survivors and Her Escape from Soviet Occupation and Antisemitism” by Silvia Fishbaum

    Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm at HMTC

    A Unique Memoir about Jewish Life under Communism in Postwar Czechoslovakia

    Silvia Fishbaum, the child of Holocaust Survivors, will share her story about growing up in an Orthodox Jewish family during the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia.  She will describe the oppression and antisemitism that her family faced, and her bold decision to escape from Communist tyranny.  After the program, she will sign copies of her unique memoir, Dirty Jewess: A Woman’s Courageous Journey to Religious and Political Freedom.

    $10 suggested donation.  Please RSVP to (516) 571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org

  • 2019 Chinese New Year Banquet

    2019 Chinese New Year Banquet


    Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County

    Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 7 p.m.

    Come celebrate Chinese New Year with us at the 2019 Chinese New Year Banquet, on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 7 p.m. at a restaurant in Nassau County (restaurant name and location to be revealed the week of the banquet). Tickets are $95 a person and includes multiple courses, wines matched to the food and gratuity. All proceeds go towards HMTC’s educational programming.

    Space is limited. Reservations are accepted with payment in full. Send checks, made out to HMTC, to: HMTC, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542, Attn: D. Lom. For more information contact Harriet Becker at (516) 466-4761 or ebottomsup@mac.com.




  • Lecture: “Jewish Humor & The Holocaust: Amusing? Confusing? Offensive?”

    Jewish Humor and the Holocaust:
    Amusing? Confusing? Offensive?

    A lecture presentation by

    Dr. Linda F. Burghardt
    Scholar-in-Residence, HMTC

    Friday, November 30, 2018, at 11 a.m.

    Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY

    What made us laugh in the old days of Sid Caesar and Milton Berle is a far cry from the jokes and stories told by Larry David, Sarah Silverman and other contemporary comics today. But even if it seems like nothing is really off-limits anymore, do we want to hear Jewish comedians referencing the Holocaust for laughs? Join us on Friday, November 30 and you’ll see why figuring out what’s funny can be serious business.

    Dr. Linda F. Burghardt, the Scholar-in-Residence at HMTC, is a journalist and author from Great Neck, NY. She worked as a freelance reporter for The New York Times for 20 years and is the author of three non-fiction books. Her articles and essays have appeared in newspapers across the U.S., and she has lectured to both national and international audiences. She holds a Ph.D. from LIU Post and is the daughter of Holocaust Survivors from Vienna.

    There is a suggested donation of $10. For more information or to RSVP call (516) 571-8040 or email axelsarmiento@hmtcli.org.

  • 26th Annual Tribute Dinner

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Woodbury Jewish Center


    Individual tickets for the 26th Annual Tribute Dinner are $450 a person. Sponsorship packages and digital journal ads are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, sponsorship or a journal ad, contact Deborah Lom, Director of Development, at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org.

  • “Kristallnacht” Refugees, Resistance and Rescue from 1938 to 2018

    Refugees, Resistance and Rescue from 1938 to 2018

    An event for the 80th Commemoration of the November Pogrom

    Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 2 p.m.

    Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY

    Suggested Donation of $10.
    RSVP to (516) 571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org.