“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.”

“Cooperation is the thorough
conviction that nobody
can get there unless
everybody gets there.”
- Virginia Burden

 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 Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center
is Where Hope Takes Hold


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

Rooted in hope, four branches bear the fruit of our work: Holocaust and Human Rights Education, Social Justice, Jewish Studies, and Jewish Life.

At the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center at Queens University of Charlotte, our educational offerings are transformative. We exist to give voice to the voiceless, and form community partnerships to create positive change.

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The gift will rename the center to the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center and help to launch a Holocaust Education Fellowship Program and establish an endowed director position.

"This incredible gift, which comes on the heels of our recent fifth anniversary, initiates a new strategic roadmap and sets an incredible future in motion." – Rabbi Judy Schindler

In late August 2021, Queens announced a $1.5 million-dollar gift from North Carolina-based philanthropist Stan Greenspon to advance Holocaust education throughout the region.



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Our Branches


Social Justice & Community Organizing

Education & research for transformational & community-based social justice and community organizing.


Holocaust & Human Rights Education

Exemplary Holocaust education advances human rights and democracy in an increasingly diverse America.


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.

Join Us for Dialogue and Reflection!

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There is a Yiddish proverb that you have probably heard at one time or another: Man plans, God laughs!

After much planning, postponing, and revising, we are pleased to announce that registration is open for our Sacred Threads Conference. The agenda combines prayer, learning, and opportunity for personal reflection and conversation with people of many faiths.

Join us as we embrace diversity to build community and understanding.


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Talli Dippold is Starting Something New!

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It is with great joy mixed with deep sadness we announce that Talli Dippold will be leaving the Stan Greenspon Center effective July 1, 2022.  She has accepted a new position as Chief Executive Officer for the Holocaust Museum for Hope and Humanity in Orlando, Florida.  Talli established and built Jewish Life at Queens and was central to envisioning and building the Greenspon Center, from the ground up, into a nationally recognized and respected Holocaust organization. We know her invaluable skills and experiences led the museum to seek her out for this position.
 
Everything Talli has established will remain a vital part of Queens.  The new Certificate Program in Holocaust Education Pedagogy has stellar leadership and is ready to launch the pilot in late August.  A vibrant array of in-school and community Holocaust educational programs are already being developed for the 2022-2023 academic year. Our team will continue to be front and center in our role as first responders to hate in the community.
 
We will immediately begin a national search for a new Assistant/Associate Director of the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center and Stan Greenspon Director of the Holocaust Education Fellowship Program. 

All of us who have worked with Talli over the past six years deeply appreciate all that she has done. We know that we are not alone in that! We hope you’ll join us in thanking her.

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Jacobs-Jaffa Charlotte Jewish Heritage Tour

Understanding our past. Celebrating our present. Visioning our future.

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Charlotte’s 165 years of Jewish history is rich with civic, business and religious leaders, and philanthropists. As part of our Jacobs-Jaffa Charlotte Jewish Heritage Tour, participants will enjoy a unique, engaging, entertaining and educational hike through our city’s history. The experience will include a tour through the Hebrew Cemetery that was founded in 1867 and is rich with stories of the famous Jews who were buried there from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era to today. We will pass through historic sites that highlight Jewish contributions to our county and state, as we explore the pluralistic and powerful Jewish community that thrives in Charlotte today.
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Sacred Threads: The Complex History of Interfaith Dialogue


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