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The USC Shoah Foundation

The USC Shoah Foundation has reached out to us for help in connecting with Holocaust survivors and volunteer interviewers interested in recording their testimonies for the Visual History Archive. 

As you may know, Steven Spielberg established the USC Shoah Foundation in 1994 after he made the film Schindler’s List. From 1994 to the early 2000s, the USC Shoah Foundation recorded more than 52,000 interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. Today, the Visual History Archive contains more than 56,000 testimonies.

The USC Shoah Foundation is conducting new interviews through its Last Chance Testimony Collection Initiative, an urgent effort to collect the stories of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust while time and memory permit. 

USC Shoah Foundation is looking for volunteers to interview survivors in the Washington, D.C. area, specifically at studios in Arlington and Baltimore. Please go to the Last Chance Testimony Collection Initiative for more information about volunteer opportunities. Apply to become a volunteer interviewer here.


Equal Justice Initiative Community Remembrance Project

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama includes over 800 steel monuments, one for each county in the United States where a racial terror lynching took place. Their Community Remembrance Project invites jurisdictions to claim and install a copy of their monument. The City of Alexandria is committed to claiming Alexandria’s monument in partnership with EJI.    

For more information, click here or contact Rabbi David Spinrad at


Service Never Sleeps

Beth El partners with Service Never Sleeps, a non-profit organization, to offer Race Allyship workshops on request.  Click here for more information or contact Rabbi Spinrad at



For six decades, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC) has been the hub of Jewish social justice work. As a joint instrumentality of the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, it represents the values of the largest and most diverse Jewish Movement in North America. The RAC mobilizes around federal, state, and local legislation; supports and develops congregational leaders; and organizes communities to create a world overflowing with justice, compassion, and peace. As part of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, our work is completely nonpartisan.​
The Religious Action Center is under the auspices of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, a joint instrumentality of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union for Reform Judaism with its various affiliates: the American Conference of Cantors, Association of Reform Zionists of America, National Association of Temple Administrators, National Association of Temple Educators, Men of Reform Judaism, Women of Reform Judaism, North American Federation of Temple Youth.

Click here for more information.

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