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Lunch & Learn (Online)

Join us once a month for a Lunch & Learn program to hear children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, notable speakers on timely issues, and historical experts.

All programs are virtual on Zoom and are open to everyone. Watch the program live to ask questions or participate in the chat. Or watch the recorded program at your convenience on our website.

Check out the many previous Lunch & Learn programs available for you to watch.

See what's coming up:


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X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

With Leah Garrett

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | 12pm-1pm (PT) | Online


June 1942 - Winston Churchill and his chief of staff form an unusual plan: a new commando unit made up of Jewish refugees who have escaped to Britain. The resulting volunteers are a motley group of intellectuals, artists, and athletes, most from Germany and Austria. Many have been interned as enemy aliens, and have lost their families, their homes—their whole worlds. They will stop at nothing to defeat the Nazis. Trained in counterintelligence and advanced combat, this top secret unit becomes known as X Troop. Some simply call them a suicide squad. Read More & Register! 



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With Josh Tuininga

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | 12pm-1pm (PT) | Online


Inspired by a true story, this graphic novel follows a Jewish immigrant’s efforts to help his Japanese neighbors while they are incarcerated during World War II.

When Marco Calvo arrives at the Jewish Synagogue to attend his grandfather's funeral, he is caught off guard by something very unexpected. Among his close family and friends there are some people he doesn't recognize at all. Several Japanese American families have arrived and no one is quite sure why they are here. Who are these strangers that knew his grandfather so well?

What Marco discovers leads him on a journey to explore the powerful true story of his Jewish grandfather who sided with Japanese families during the incarceration camps of WW2. Set in the multicultural Seattle Central District of the 1940s, We Are Not Strangers explores the unique situation of Japanese and Jewish Americans living side by side in a country at war. These perspectives converge in a portrait of a community's struggle with race, responsibility and what it truly means to be an American. Learn More


Can A Billboard 800x500Combating Antisemitism with JewBelong

With Archie Gottesman

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 | 12pm-1pm (PT) | Online

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The current rise in global antisemitism is startling. How can we feel safe in a world that is increasingly hostile to Judaism? And what should we be doing about it? In this session, we will do a deep dive into a very visible response we are seeing across American cities.  In an attempt to bring the danger of antisemitism to the forefront of society’s consciousness, JewBelong launched a multi-media campaign to call it out as loudly as possible. You might have seen its bright pink ads and billboards with such eye-catching language as “Does your church need armed guards? ‘Cause our synagogue does. #EndJewHate” or “Being woke and antisemitic is like being a vegan who eats veal. #EndJewHate”. How did this campaign come to be? What is its goal? And what can we be doing to help? Join JewBelong’s Co-founder Archie Gottesman to understand more deeply what JewBelong is doing to fight back against antisemitism.

Archie Gottesman is the co-founder of, a groundbreaking organization and web-based platform focused on rebranding Judaism to make it more warm, relevant and welcoming for all, no matter where they are on their Jewish journey! Using slogans like:  “We’re just 75 years since the gas chambers. So no, a billboard calling out Jew hate isn’t an overreaction,” on billboards in Times Square and across the country, JewBelong also focuses on ending the growing antisemitism in the US. Archie resides in New York City.


Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed in these programs are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Holocaust Center for Humanity and its employees.    

Thank you to our Lunch & Learn Sponsors: 

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The Frances Roth & Stanley R. Schill Foundation     


If you or your company are interested in sponsoring one or more Lunch & Learn programs throughout the year, please contact Jessica Michels at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.