“The ultimate test of a moral
society is the kind of world
that it leaves to its children.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We who have been
should work to understand
– 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
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.
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.
Education & research for transformational & community-based social justice and community organizing.
Exemplary Holocaust education advances human rights and democracy in an increasingly diverse America.
Working together to build transformative relationships across lines of difference.
Enabling thousands of years of Jewish texts, history and wisdom to speak to us and guide us today.
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.
On January 30, we will gather at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Charlotte, 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 St. Gabriel Catholic Church, the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, Temple Beth El of Charlotte, and Temple Emanuel of Gastonia.
New School Year . . . New Program Guide!
There is an option for everyone!
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!