“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 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.

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 Center for Peace and Social Justice 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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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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In the book of Exodus, and in the Kevin Costner movie, Field of Dreams, when a major building project is about to happen, there is a statement from beyond saying, “If you build it, I will come” or “If you build it, they will come.”

We built and you came. Over the past five years we have built it:

A home at Queens - with students of all faiths who love Hillel. We bring a taste of Jewish life to campus with the Gorelick Matzah Ball Soup and the Roz Greenspon and Marty Birnbaum challah giveaways.

We have built a Jewish home in the Chapel. Who would have thought that a Campus Rabbi would be on the Chapel staff at a historically rooted Presbyterian university in the middle of Myers Park?

We have built a center for Jewish Studies that offers Jewish Heritage tours and collegiate level adult learning opportunities.

We have built a Holocaust resource center that serves teachers, students, and community members. And a team that is ready as first responders to hate. Sadly, when antisemitism happens in our region, our staff is a first text, email, or call the community often makes.

We have built and trained a cohort of student and community activists who have learned from us how to use their voices and organize effectively to create social and systemic change.

We want to thank you for being the most meaningful part of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice.

If you missed our fifth-anniversary celebration, and you would like to see the film I Danced for the Angel of Death, the Dr. Edith Eva Eger Story, click below and use the password Greenspon5th (case sensitive).

I Danced For the Angel of Death, the Dr. Edith Eva Eger Story
Email Talli Dippold, dippoldt@queens.eduwith any questions.

Our 2020-2021 Program Guide is expansive . . .

We offer something for everyone!
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While the world has changed dramatically over the past year, our commitment to bringing you the most timely and engaging programs remains the same! 

As we wait to welcome everyone back to in-person events, we offer a variety of opportunities for you to learn and grow virtually. We have crafted one hour sessions, eight-part classes, professional development, community gatherings, and so much more. There is truly something for everyone, so take a look and register today.

Southern Jewish Roots: Charlotte 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 Southern Jewish Roots Charlotte 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
Apr
13

Tuesday Teach-In - The Future of Restorative Justice


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Apr
15

Words from the Moment: Using Diary Excerpts in the Classroom


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Apr
21

Resistance! A Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF) PD


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