WHAT WE DO
HRA18 manages a number of initiatives designed to encourage Holocaust education, reconciliation, and healing. Each of these projects gives people tangible ways to make a difference in the fight against antisemitism and become upstanders.
March of Remembrance Texas
The March of Remembrance began in 2007 and is an annual memorial walk taken on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) or during the month of April (Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Month). We gather people together for a somber display of solidarity with the Jewish community as we “remember, reconcile, and take a stand” against antisemitism.
Holocaust Garden of Hope
This children’s memorial garden project is underway in Kingwood, Texas. Eight outdoor exhibits will feature art and educational tools to illustrate the experiences of children during the Holocaust. The garden will include associated online educational components for classroom or personal instruction.
Upstander Stones Project
Approximately 1.5 million Jewish children perished in the Holocaust. Our Upstander Stone Project memorializes their names and gives people today a tangible way to remember them. This project seeks to paint a memorial stone for each of the 1.5 million children murdered during the Holocaust.
We are able to provide scholarships to college and high school students and promote Holocaust education for the next generation. Currently these programs include the Leizer & Rose Horowitz Scholarship Program for Houston-area students and the HRA Nathaniel Foundation Scholarship Program at Southern Methodist University.
In addition to these initiatives, HRA18 also provides educational seminars and leads group tours to former Nazi concentration camps as well as to Israel. These tours provide students and teachers with firsthand knowledge that cannot be found in textbooks and inspires them to take action against bigotry and persecution in today’s world. We also provide financial support to Holocaust survivors and their families.
The Holocaust Remembrance Association has the opportunity to impact the world through our programs. While our beginnings are rooted in Texas, and we are just getting started, the HRA18 vision has global potential.
Your support of HRA18 will help grow the movement to sensitize people to the issues of the Holocaust, combat antisemitism and prejudice in all its forms, and facilitate interfaith reconciliation and healing. Together, we can make a better world for future generations.