The Institute for Holocaust Education is pleased to announce this program in conjunction with the 2021 Portraits of Survival exhibit. Through these events, IHE seeks to continue supporting educationally enriching and historically relevant programming for the broader community.

    From Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 through Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 the Portraits of Survival exhibit that was created by David Radler for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht will be exhibited in the Jewish Community Center Gallery. The original idea for the exhibit arose from the desire to honor those who survived the horrific life-changing experiences of the Holocaust and who found their way to Omaha after the War and rebuilt their lives in our community.

    On Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 at 2 p.m., IHE will be premiering When We Go Away in the Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the Jewish Community Center. Written by playwright J.R. Dawson, at the commission of IHE, When We Go Away interweaves the testimonies of Holocaust survivors Dr. Fred Kader, Rachel Rosenberg, Helena Tichauer and Katherine Williams to shape a monument of remembrance to this shared history. Tickets are available for $10. This performance is recommended for age 11 and above. Tickets can be purchased at at eventbrite or on the day of the performance.

    On Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 at 6 p.m., IHE invites the community to join us in conversation with David Radler and Justin Limoges, the creators of the Portraits of Survival exhibit. The evening will include a tour of the exhibit itself and a discussion to follow. These pieces are a window into the lived experiences of Holocaust survivors, allowing viewers to be present with survivors in an intimate way. The exhibit is an opportunity for community members to bear witness to the memories of those who survived the atrocities of the Holocaust. This event will take place in the Gallery at the Jewish Community Center.

    The following week, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 at 1:30 p.m., Founder and Executive Director of Aqua-Africa, Buey Tut, will be speaking to the community. Tut was born in Maiwut County of Sudan and spent the first ten years of his life during the conflict between what would become Northern and Southern Sudan. Tut will be sharing about his life, the organization he founded and how these experiences have shaped him. This program will take place in the Wiesman Family Reception Room at the Jewish Community Center

    To close our programming on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 7 p.m. the Omaha Jewish Film Festival will present the film Syndrome K in the Jewish Community Center's Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater. Syndrome K is a documentary that recounts the narratives of three Roman Catholic doctors who saved Jews by convincing Nazis that they were infected with a contagious and deadly disease called 'Syndrome K.'  Information on purchasing of tickets for this event will be available in the next week on the Jewish Federation of Omaha website.

    For more information regarding IHE programming, please reach out to our Executive Director, Scott Littky at