Project: Virginia Tech Holocaust Programming

Affiliate: The Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center, Hillel at Virginia Tech

Project Cost: $20,000

Funding Need: $17,000

What it’s about:

Each year during Yom Hashoah, Hillel at Virginia Tech students and staff prepare a Holocaust Memorial Program. Held on the Drill field, a prime location at Virginia Tech, students spend the day handing out hundreds of white roses to everyone who passes by during the Reading of the Names ceremony. It is a somber yet educational experience for those leading, witnessing and the individuals who receive a white rose with an attached message explaining the meaning of this action. In additional, Hillel hosts an annual evening program. Last year, a Salvador Dali exhibit was accompanied by a violinist. Students, their peers and community members spent the evening learning about the art and held discussions. This year, students would like to add an anti-Semitism speaker to be part of the annual program. We have an opportunity to educate young adults on how together we can have a stronger future by the decisions we make today. We hope you help us offer this impactful program at Virginia Tech this year.

For more information, please contact Marissa Jachman at or 443-286-7148.

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