“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. Courage rooted in hope.

In every instance where people have had to overcome unspeakable acts of violence, discrimination, and persecution, hope has lead the way. Hope for peace, for love, and for equality.

We are the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice, and we exist to give voice to the voiceless, and form community partnerships to create positive change. We draw on history to guide our way as we advocate for those who need a spark of hope to lead them out of despair.

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Social Justice & Advocacy

Promoting advocacy to create systemic change for the greater good.


Holocaust & Human Rights Education

Looking to the past to create inclusion and acceptance for all.


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.

Holocaust and Human Rights Education



"Education and remembrance are the only cures for hatred and bigotry."
~ Miriam Oster

Before your 2018-2019 calendar fills up, be sure to save the date for these dynamic programs.

From plays to workshops to semester long courses on topics ranging from Kabbalah to the Holocaust to comparative religion, the Stan Greenspon Center is happy to help you expand your educational horizons.

The Stan Greenspon Center invites you back to school…
Jewish Studies and Social Justice Education is for everyone!

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Queens Jewish Studies Social Justice Seder

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Responding to Cyberhate in the Age of Technology

Bring the lessons of the past into conversation with our present in order to intentionally shape a better future for you and your students.
We offer professional development for educators, assistance to administrators and teachers responding to incidents of hate, and programs for middle schools and high schools, youth groups and home school communities.

Join Rabbi Judy Schindler and Patty Torcellini for our virtual social justice seder on the first night of Passover where we will connect our ancient story of liberation to the social justice concerns of today.




The seder will run from 5:00-7:00 pm with a break from 5:45 - 6:30 pm for you to enjoy your festive meal.  BYOS - Bring Your Own Seder plate (improvise as necessary).

A link for the video seder will be sent prior to the event.

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