Film Screening | “Love Gets a Room”

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater

Join Holocaust Museum Houston and the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, in tandem with the Houston Jewish Film Festival, for a screening of the film Love Gets a Room. Warsaw Ghetto, 1942. Surrounded by starvation, cold, and threatening Nazis, one dilapidated theater is alive with Jewish actors and musicians putting on a musical comedy for a […]

Project Shema Public Workshop on Antisemitism

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater

Project Shema is a training and support organization built by progressives to help the Jewish community and allies challenge anti-Jewish ideas. This training aims to deepen understanding across lines of difference by nurturing empathy for Jewish identity, traumas and lived experiences. In this workshop, participants will learn: How Jews understand their identity and history What […]

Film Screening | “The Survivor”

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater

After surviving years of being forced to fight fellow inmates in death matches at Auschwitz, Harry Haft attempts to rebuild his life with what fragments are left. Plagued with survivors guilt and PTSD, Harry makes a small living by boxing in New York City following the Holocaust. In an attempt to find a lost lover […]

Zikaron BaSalon

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater

Zikaron BaSalon, “Remembering in the Living Room” in Hebrew, is an initiative which started in 2011 with the goal to commemorate the Holocaust and its victims on a more personal and individualistic level. Focusing much more on survivors sharing their unique experiences and promoting conversation between survivors and those listening, Zikaron BaSalon distinguishes itself from […]

Yom HaShoah/Walter Kase Free Admission Day

Holocaust Museum Houston

Museum admission fees will be waived on Sunday, May 5, 2024 in honor of Holocaust survivor Walter Kase, z”l and Yom HaShoah. When Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, it soon became clear that Walter’s family’s lives would never be the same again. At the end of 1940, Walter, his parents and his sister, Rysia, […]

Citywide Yom HaShoah Observance

Congregation Beth Yeshurun - 4525 Beechnut St., Houston, TX 77096

Please join us in observance of Yom HaShoah, a day of remembrance for the 6,000,000 Jewish people who lost their lives during the Holocaust. During this annual commemoration, we will mourn the loss of all who perished, honor those who survived and come together as a community to remember and reflect. Coordinated by the Yom […]

Shang-Chai

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater

Join us as Israeli journalist Dvir Bar-Gal shares his decades of research into the story of the Shanghai Ghetto, and how it served not only as a refuge for European Jews, but also became an important center for Jewish culture and history in an uncertain time. In 1930’s Nazi Germany, Jews and other communities targeted […]

Stefi Altman Free Admission Day

Holocaust Museum Houston

Museum admission will be waived on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 in honor of Holocaust survivor Stefi Altman, z”l. Stefi Altman was just 13 years old when Germany overran Poland in September 1939. Soon after, Stefi’s two older brothers were arrested and sent to a labor camp, and Nazi soldiers brutuall beat her fater and drove […]

Warren Fellowship Public Lecture | Antisemitism Here and Now – Mark Weitzman

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater

Mark Weitzman is Chief Operating Officer for the World Jewish Restitution Organization where he plays a leading role in organization’s advocacy and negotiations efforts to recover Jewish properties in Europe in pursuit of a measure of justice for Holocaust survivors, their families, and Jewish communities. Previously he was Director of Government Affairs for the Simon […]

The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater

Join the Museum for a free lecture and book signing from Tim Madigan, author of The Burning: Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. On the night of May 31 through June 1, 1921, following an alleged assault on a white woman, a mob of hundreds of white supremacists descended upon the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. […]