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From Hate to Hope Features Holocaust Survivor and Grandmother of Dancing Star

The first lecture in ADL’s From Hate to Hope series featured Vera Levitskaya, the grandmother of Dancing with the Stars’ Dmitry Chaplin, who told her story of surviving a mass execution in Ukraine during the Holocaust. Vera was only 11 years old when she was marched by Nazis to a massive pit outside her shtetl of Hashevatoe.  The Nazis had

Southwest Region Does LEAS for Austin Police Department

Fifty officers from the Austin Police Department, along with several lay leaders from Austin participated in a Law Enforcement and Society (LEAS) class September 15 at Holocaust Museum Houston.  The Anti-Defamation League partners with the Holocaust Museum and the Houston Police Department to teach the class to law enforcement officers.  The class looks at how local law enforcement officers’ roles

High Holy Days Security Seminar Resonates With Participants

ADL’s Security Committee presented a High Holy Days Security Seminar for dozens of Jewish communal professionals representing synagogues, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston (ERJCC), the Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service, and Holocaust Museum Houston. It included the institutions sharing best practices, hearing about the latest threats, participating in a group question-and-answer session with law enforcement and a breakout session