Events in the Region

Please view the information below to learn more about upcoming events in the region. Please click on the title to learn more about a particular event. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Title: “Americans’ Responses to Jewish Refugees: Wrestling with Fear and Moral Responsibility
Speaker: Rebecca Erbelding, Archivist, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Lecture Event

Date &  Time: Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 7:00pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Registration link: Click here
Location:
Temple Beth Hillel – Beth El
1001 Remington Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Xenophobia, antisemitism, economic insecurity, and restrictive immigration laws. These were the barriers Jewish refugees faced in the 1930–40s when seeking safe haven in the United States. More than 70 years later, how can this history help us think about the world we live in today? 

This event is co-presented with Template Beth Hillel-Beth El.For questions, please contact Registration Assistance at calendar@ushmm.org or call 202-460-0460

Genocide Remembrance Event | Times Square in New York
Title: “Remembering the Armenian Genocide
Hosted by the Knights of Vartan and the Daughters of Vartan
Remembrance Event

Date &  Time: Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 2:00pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location:
Times Square
43rd St. & Broadway
Manhattan, NY 10036

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm, thousands of devoted Armenian-Americans and their friends and supporters will gather in Times Square (43rd St. & Broadway) to commemorate the first genocide of the 20th Century, The Armenian Genocide (Medz Yeghern).

This historic event will pay tribute to the 1.5 million Armenians who were annihilated by the Young Turk Government of the Ottoman Empire and to the millions of victims of subsequent genocides worldwide. Speakers will include civic, religious, humanitarian, educational, cultural leaders, and performing artists. This event is free and open to the public.

Free bus transportation to and from Times Square is included. For more information, call Sam Melkonian at 516.352.2587 Brooklyn, NY (corner of Coney Island Ave. and Brighton Beach Ave.) call Tigran Sahakyan at 347.291.7765 New Jersey Armenian Churches call Leo Manuelian at 917.418.3940 (cell) or 201.746.0409 (home)

For more information, please click here.

Genocide Remembrance Event | Philadelphia, PA
Title: “Remembering the Past, Building the Future
Speaker: Aram Hamparian, Armenian National Committee Executive Director
Remembrance Event

Date &  Time: Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 2:00pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location:
St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church
8701 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128

This event will also feature Allan Arpajiab and Susan Arpajian Jolley, authors of the 2016 book Out of My Greet Sorrows as well as a performance by the Armenian Sisters Academy.

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