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Participate in Heritage Project

The St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
In memory of Elaine and Eugene Kutten

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC) presents for the first time a unique St. Louis Jewish community tzedakah project for Bar/Bat Mitzvah children to honor Holocaust survivors and the memory of their loved ones who did not survive.

The Museum has created The Heritage Project for children to perform a special mitzvah in honor of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah and connect the history and lessons of the Holocaust to their lives. Bar/Bat Mitzvah children are encouraged to make a meaningful contribution to the Museum and receive:

  • Information and a photo (if available) about a St. Louis survivor or a relative
  • A Certificate of Recognition
  • Acknowledgement for the mitzvah in the Holocaust Museum newsletter

They will also have the opportunity to:

  • Meet local Holocaust survivors at a special reception and learn about their experiences.
  • Play a role in the community Holocaust Commemoration event (Yom HaShoah) – attended annually by approximately 1,000 people – and receive a DVD of the event.

Participate in The Heritage Project through your donation of:
$36 – Spark of Remembrance
$54 – Flame of Remembrance
$180 – Torch of Remembrance

Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is an important milestone in a young Jewish person’s life. The Holocaust continues to be one of the most significant events in Jewish history. The Heritage Project links our generations, giving Bar/Bat Mitzvah children a stronger sense of our past, a deeper understanding of our community and a stronger knowledge of their role in making sure the Holocaust never happens again.

For more information, contact Daniel Reich at (314) 442-3714.