Highlights from 2018

Wishing you health, happiness and a memorable new year! Thank you for an incredible 2018! When we think back over the year, we are humbled by and thankful for the support we received from the entire community. Your gift as a donation of time and/or money contributed to the remarkable impact that Voices of Hope has had throughout Connecticut. 

Here are a few highlights:
In July 2018, legislation was passed requiring Holocaust and genocide education and awareness in the CT Social Studies curriculum.
Evolution of the HERO (Holocaust Education Resource and Outreach) Center, a joint initiative between Voices of Hope and the Maurice Greenberg Center at the University of Hartford, in January 2018. Over 4000 students and educators across Connecticut were impacted by the HERO Center in its first year.

Inaugural New England Descendants of the Shoah Conference with close to 150 participants was held in November.

An Evening of Hope hosted over 230 community members and featured one of the Violins of Hope. We honored Matt and Elysha Dicks with the L’Dor V’Dor recognition and Joe Olzacki and Avinoam Patt with the Simon Konover Recognition for Excellence in Holocaust Teaching.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day honored local Holocaust survivors and presented Ben Cooper, a Holocaust liberator, with the Chesed Award, over 300 attended. Sign up today for the 2019 commemoration on 1/27.

First Voices of Hope scholarship was awarded to a student traveling to Europe to learn about the Holocaust.

In 2018, we hosted and partnered with local organizations and schools on over 15 commemorative, educational and communal events. Visit us online to see photos from past events and to view our 2019 calendar.


Thank you for being a part of a memorable year and we look forward to so much more in 2019. Help us make a bigger impact with a donation today!

We cannot change the past, we can only hope these stories and life lessons will positively affect the future.    Many thanks and best wishes in the New Year!

Wishing you health, happiness and a memorable new year!