“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

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.

 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

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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.

History can repeat itself. It’s up to us to make sure it doesn’t.


On January 26, the Greenspon Center hosted its inaugural program commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Combatting Hate: One Voice at a Time. Stephen Smith, Executive Director Emeritus of the USC Shoah Foundation, delivered the keynote speech and demonstrated groundbreaking holographic technology that helps preserve the stories of survivors. The inaugural 2023 Greenspon Center Upstander Award was presented to Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, currently of Winston-Salem, who showed heroism in the midst of a hostage situation in his former synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. The event brought to life a new way to remember, interact with, and learn about the Holocaust, antisemitism, and hate - while at the same time infusing a persistent flame of hope.

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Click here to hear Spectrum News coverage with local survivor Frieda Schwartz.

Click here to view a recording of the event.

Something for everyone! Check out our new Program Guide.


Browse through our new program guide and sign up for one or more of our engaging offerings!

Highlights include:

  • The launch of our Holocaust Pedagogy Certification Program
  • A vibrant array of in-school and community Holocaust educational programs
  • A 4-week community Fall Social Justice Series: "What is the journey from systemic racism to truth and reconciliation?" with a rich array of social justice and civic leaders
  • A 5-session monthly Lunch and Learn "A History of Future" with beloved & esteemed Professor Emeritus Bob Whalen
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Jacobs-Jaffa Charlotte Jewish Heritage Tour

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

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

Passover First Night Interfaith Zoom Seder

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Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Commemoration

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“Racist Roots: Origins of North Carolina's Death Penalty” Screening and Panel Discussion

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