Tagged Bryan Davis

Holocaust History Center hosts program for Arizona law officers

Bryan Davis, executive director of the Jewish History Museum, leads cadets from the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center on a tour of the Holocaust History Center, Jan. 11, 2017. (Courtesy Jewish History Museum)

Tucson’s Holocaust History Center is raising the consciousness of new law enforcement officers. The “What You Do Matters: Lessons from the Holocaust” program marks a new educational partnership between the Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center and law enforcement in Arizona. The classes focus on teaching new cadets about the… Read more »

‘Accidental actor’ to speak on award-winning film, Holocaust

Geza Rohrig in "Son of Saul" (Courtesy Jewish History Museum)

Despite receiving critical acclaim for masterfully portraying the lead role in the Academy Award-winning film “Son of Saul,” Hungarian-born Geza Rohrig does not identify as an actor. “I’m an accidental actor. I’m a writer, that’s what I do. It gives me much more freedom, because I can write whatever… Read more »

Business briefs 1.6.17

PLUM WINDOWS AND DOORS, owned by DESIREE WILLIAMS, in collaboration with HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, recently presented full replacement windows and a new patio door to Irma Bush, a longstanding Habitat for Humanity volunteer and beneficiary. Habitat for Humanity Tucson, in addition to building new homes for those who qualify,… Read more »

Local Jewish cemetery, once derelict, gains national attention

Volunteers recruited by Peace Corps volunteer Brooke Nagle start cleanup work on the Bisbee-Douglas Jewish Cemetery on March 17. (Courtesy Brooke Nagle)

Every graveyard tells its own story, says Tucsonan Richard Rosen, former owner of the Bisbee-Douglas Jewish Cemetery, located about 100 yards from the U.S.-Mexico border. Regardless of its current condition, the land still radiates a strong spiritual energy, says Rosen. “There’s something right about it, and there’s also something… Read more »

In focus 5.13.16

Poster contest winner Sophie Bergantino, an eighth grade student at The Gregory School, won the City of Tucson Environmental Service’s “Do More Blue” recycling poster contest, which was open to students in the fourth through eighth grades, citywide. More than 150 entries were received. The winning poster, with the… Read more »

Holocaust center seeks family photos

The inaugural exhibition of the expanded Holocaust History Center on the campus of the Jewish History Museum will feature an exhibit displaying portraits of individuals who perished in the Holocaust, whose relatives live or have lived in Southern Arizona. The Center is issuing a public call for photos and… Read more »

Expansion of local Holocaust museum garners broad support

A slideshow at the May 29 event to showcase plans for the Holocaust History Center expansion included this artist's rendering of an interactive testimonial wall (SBBL Architecture and Planning)

Many local schoolchildren may never get the opportunity to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., or the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. But Tucson’s Holocaust History Center at the Jewish History Museum can put that kind of learning within reach, Bryan… Read more »

Expanded Holocaust History Center will be dream come true

The new entrance of the Holocaust History Center, sharing a plaza with the Jewish History Museum, will allow for easy traffic flow from one museum to the other.

More than 250 Holocaust survivors have lived in Southern Arizona since the 1950s. Following decades of hoping for an institution that would archive the stories and memorabilia of survivors’ lives, the dream will become a reality when a greatly expanded Holocaust History Center opens in early 2016. “By creating… Read more »

Traveling exhibit, local play recall lives lost in Holocaust

Hélène Berr

  In commemoration of Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass), which for many marks the beginning of the Holocaust in 1938,  the Jewish History Museum will host an opening reception of an exhibit entitled “Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life” on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m., at… Read more »

Unique Jewish Latino Teen Coalition to celebrate 10th year

In Washington, D.C., for a 2011 lobbying trip are Jewish Latino Teen Coalition members (L-R) Maia Schneider, Rena Barber, Harrison Avigdor, Roberto Flores, Susan Keovongsa, Amanda Monroy, Brian Molina, Analiza Grabowski, Louie Sanders, Natalia Navarro and Lindsey Bressler. Many will attend the coalition’s anniversary celebration in Tucson on Jan. 5.

More than 100 teens who otherwise may have never met have shared their cultures through the Jewish Latino Teen Coalition, a program founded by Rep. Raul Grijalva and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. The purpose of the coalition, which may be the… Read more »

JCRC, Latino community pursuing new collaborations

Building on the success of the Jewish-Latino Teen Coalition, a program founded almost 10 years ago by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the office of U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, the JCRC is seeking new ways to strengthen relations between the Jewish… Read more »

New partnership to create Holocaust History Center in Tucson

Pictured (L-R) in front of the Holocaust History Center space under renovation: Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor; Rosie Eilat-Kahn, chair, Holocaust Education & Commemoration Project/HHC advisory board; Barry A. Friedman, president, Jewish History Museum/HHC; Howard Schneider, vice president, JHM/HHC; Stuart Mellan, president and CEO, Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona; Bryan Davis, director, HECP (Photo: Athol Cline/JHM)

The Holocaust Education & Commemoration Project of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Jewish History Museum are opening a new exhibit space at the museum dedicated to Holocaust history. The newly renovated space will be located in an 1880s Arizona Territorial house directly north of the museum… Read more »