Holocaust Center annual meeting includes art and writing awards


PROVIDENCE – On Tuesday evening, June 6, the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center welcomed more than 80 people to its first in-person annual meeting since 2019. At this year’s meeting, students received their Art and Writing Contest Awards.

Board members and community members alike were happy to have the awards given on that night. “It is wonderful to see the impact that Holocaust education has on students, through the art and writing submissions. They get so creative; it is extremely impressive,” said Dan Gamm, president of the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center.

New this year was the May-Ronny Zeidman  Art and Writing Classroom Award. This award was created in honor of retired Executive Director May-Ronny Zeidman’s dedication to the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center over the past 16 years.  An eighth-grade class at St. Augustine’s School received the award. The class was on a school trip on the day of the annual meeting, so Executive Director Wendy Joering and Director of Programs and Community Engagement Kelly Alpert Vest went to the school to present the award to Donna Vescera’s class. This is an annual award given to the classroom that submits the most creative project, which will be transformed into an exhibit for the school to keep so students can learn from their project for many years to come.

Submitted by the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center