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


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


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Our Branches


Social Justice & Advocacy

Greenspon advocates work tirelessly to pursue justice in order to create systemic change.


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.

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Due to high rates of COVID positivity in Gaston County, our October 3, 2021 interfaith conference HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Stay tuned for our new scheduled date to join people from all faiths this winter to explore the remarkable content of Nostra Aetate -- the 1965 watershed document issued by Vatican II that set into motion introspection, reconciliation, and interfaith dialogue.

We will soon set a date to gather at Belmont Abbey College, in Belmont, NC, and virtually to hear from scholars in the field, discuss with one another in small groups, and enjoy music, poetry, and reflection. As our society grapples with the effects of division along so many lines, the vision for this day is to create beauty from the many threads of our scared traditions.

Partners in planning the conference include Belmont Abbey College, the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center, and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte. The conference is additionally sponsored by Temple Beth El of Charlotte and Temple Emanuel of Gastonia.

Email Donna Tarney, tarneyd@queens.edu with any questions.
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New School Year . . . New Program Guide!

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There is an option for everyone!

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During the past year we have taken a step back to take a few steps forward. In addition to a new name, we have a renewed focus on providing you with the best Holocaust and Social Justice programs we can find.

Inside our 2021-2022 Program Guide, you will discover a variety of classes, courses, seminars, and trips to stir your curiosity and motivate you to action. We look forward to meeting with you, in-person or virtually, this coming year!

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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More Upcoming Events

Please be sure and mark your calendars for these upcoming events
Oct
27

Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Attitudes Towards the Land – Perspectives from Within Israel


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Nov
03

Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Attitudes Towards the Land – Perspectives from Outside the Land


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Nov
10

Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Justice


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