The Mission of the Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding
For over 60 years, Israel Arbeiter has dedicated his life to commemorating and educating others about the Holocaust. He has stood up and spoken for the rights of survivors, of all races and religions demanding that the world must remember what has happened, to understand why it has happened, and to identify the seeds from which hate grows.
The mission of the Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding (at Kehillah Schechter Academy -KSA- and led by Head of School Marc Medwed), is to provide a venue in which children and adults can learn about the Holocaust, explore the causes of hatred and participate in a variety of programs and events whose purpose is to promote understanding between people with.different beliefs and backgrounds. The Gallery is a place that allows people to explore their differences in a safe and respectful environment. We seek to empower people through education to learn the principles of multiculturalism by seeking understanding across lines of difference to prevent hatred, racism and genocide.This is achieved by providing a venue where workshops, films, lectures and programmed events are conducted. Gallery venues are designed to foster constructive dialogue, promote understanding and explore differences in a safe and respectful environment.
The Gallery is also proud to partner with other agencies whose missions are mutually supporting in the development and promotion of programs and events.
Below is more information about the Gallery, our events and features and hopes for the future.
For 12-year-old Andrew DiLeo, everything changed on Sept. 3, 2007. The Tenney Grammar School sixth-grader lost his brother Tim that day, in a tragedy where the boy was killed by a heavy school gate that fell on him.
The Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding recently hosted a well attended reception that marked the kick-off of Greater Boston’s 15th anniversary celebration of the New England Holocaust Memorial located at Faneuil Hall.Read More »
A German officer’s ceremonial sword, passports of an Auschwitz survivor, a copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and a rare Norden B-17 bombsight are the first four artifacts that have been donated to the Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding at the Kahillah Schechter Academy in Norwood (Mass.).Read More »
The Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding recently hosted a well attended reception to mark the kickoff of Greater Boston’s 15th anniversary celebration of the New England Holocaust Memorial, located at Faneuil Hall.Read More »
Addressing some 325 people, from pre-schoolers to nonagenarians representing a broad cross-section of the Greater Boston community, Boston’s Archbishop Cardinal Sean O’Malley proclaimed, “The children here are heroes, trampling barriers and prejudice, learning love and solidarity.”