Finding common ground
for moving forward.

“The ultimate test of a moral
society is the kind of world
that it leaves to its children.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We who have been
culturally misunderstood
should work to understand
other’s cultures.
– Rabbi Judy Schindler

“Who is wise?” the Jewish
sages teach, “The one
who learns from all people.”


 Rooted in our common humanity, drawing on lessons of the past, and reaching upward through education and advocacy are at the heart of the mission of the Stan Greenspon Center.

The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice is Where Hope Takes Hold

History shows that courage in the face of darkness saves lives and shifts outcomes. Courage rooted in hope.

In every instance where people have had to overcome unspeakable acts of violence, discrimination, and persecution, hope has lead the way. Hope for peace, for love, and for equality.

We are the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice, and we exist to give voice to the voiceless, and form community partnerships to create positive change. We draw on history to guide our way as we advocate for those who need a spark of hope to lead them out of despair.

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Faith In Housing: An Initiative for Congregations to Create Affordable Housing

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Holocaust and Human Rights Education

Bring the lessons of the past into conversation with our present in order to intentionally shape a better future for you and your students.
We offer professional development for educators, assistance to administrators and teachers responding to incidents of hate, and programs for middle schools and high schools, youth groups and home school communities.



"Education and remembrance are the only cures for hatred and bigotry."
~ Miriam Oster

Before your 2018-2019 calendar fills up, be sure to save the date for these dynamic programs.

From plays to workshops to semester long courses on topics ranging from Kabbalah to the Holocaust to comparative religion, the Stan Greenspon Center is happy to help you expand your educational horizons.

The Stan Greenspon Center invites you back to school…
Jewish Studies and Social Justice Education is for everyone!

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Coming Up Soon

Please be sure and mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

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Original Play on the Life of Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz 

at the Second Anniversary Celebration of the Stan Greenspon Center

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For your convenience, The Harris Welcome Center parking lot (entrance on Radcliff Avenue) and North Parking Deck (entrance on Wellsley Ave) will be open for parking Thursday night, December 13th from 6:15pm- 9:30pm. Street parking is available as well.

  An Invitation to all Second  and Third Generation Holocaust Survivors

The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice is pleased to announce that we have been chosen by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust to be a pilot site for their Heritage Testimonies® Program. WIth the guidance and support of trained Greenspon Center staff, second and third generation Holocaust survivors will create video presentations that share the stories of their family's history. These will be used to help school groups and other audiences connect the lessons of the Holocaust to their own lives. Interested participants must complete a short survey to help the Museum of Jewish Heritage determine eligibility for the first cohort.

CLick here to Apply

Our Branches


Holocaust & Human Rights Education

Looking to the past to create inclusion and acceptance for all.


Social Justice & Advocacy

Promoting advocacy to create systemic change for the greater good.


Jewish Life & Multi-cultural Connections

Working together to build transformative relationships across lines of difference.

Jewish Studies

Enabling thousands of years of Jewish texts, history and wisdom to speak to us and guide us today.

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Our mission is to create bridges of multicultural understanding and collaboration that support human rights through education, advocacy, and action at Queens University and beyond. We address issues on local, state, and federal levels that have a global impact.
Pictured left: President Pamela Davies, Stan Greenspon, and Rabbi Judith Schindler

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