“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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Open the Doors to Lifelong Learning in the Fall!

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The Greenspon Center team did not miss a beat amidst the intense heat of the summer months. Keep your eyes peeled for our 2022-2023 Program Guide which is in the making!

Highlights include:

  • Our new Certificate Program in Holocaust Education Pedagogy with its stellar leadership ready to launch the pilot in September
  • 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
  • An 8-week signature fall community class "Wellsprings of Prayer: Finding Resources to Support Your Own Spiritual Journey" with Rabbi Schindler and guest scholars
  • A 5-session monthly Lunch and Learn "A History of Future" with beloved & esteemed Professor Emeritus Bob Whalen

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
Sep
06

Fall Social Justice Series What is the journey from systemic racism to truth and reconciliation?


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Sep
07

Wellsprings of Prayer: Finding Resources to Support your Own Spiritual Journey


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Sep
11

Sacred Threads: The Complex Tapestry of Interfaith Relations


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