Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the book Your Name is Renee by Stacy Cretzmeyer, which details the experiences of our featured speaker, Ruth Kapp Hartz, a Hidden Child Survivor of Nazi-Occupied France during World War II.
With scenes from the play, Beyond the Blue Windows, a dramatization of Ruth’s life story by Deanne Scherlis Comer. Starring Diane Steinbrink, Gloria Salmonsohn, Dave Perelman, and Students from Rooted Tree Productions.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 PM
$15, free for ages 17 and under
Ruth Kapp Hartz will be selling and autographing her books for $20
Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
For additional information or to reserve your seat, contact Ruth Almy, email@example.com, 215.464.4701
Registrations can be mailed to
KleinLife, Suite 210
10100 Jamison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Presented by Gratz College and the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center
Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
58th Annual Silent Auction and Dinner
Honoring Congressman Brendan Boyle and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019
6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
PHILMONT COUNTRY CLUB 301 TOMLINSON ROAD, HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA 19006
From the beginning of his career in elected office, Congressman Brendan Boyle has been an advocate of Holocaust education for all young people. First as a PA. State Legislator and now in the U.S. Congress, he has been a leader and a partner in advancing HAMEC’s mission to use the lessons of the Holocaust to teach about the terrible consequences of hatred and bigotry.
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick has made Holocaust education for all students a top legislative priority. He has made HAMEC’s mission his mission and is working to make our world a better place by helping young people learn of the Holocaust and the importance of tolerance in our society.
$95 per individual; $175 per couple
A portion of the proceeds is a tax-deductible donation to the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center.
Brendan F. Boyle was born and raised in the Olney neighborhood of Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District. As the son of a janitor and school crossing guard, Congressman Boyle was the first in his family to attend college. He went to the University of Notre Dame on an academic scholarship, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Government and completed the Hesburgh Program in Public Service. Congressman Boyle later attended graduate school at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He graduated from Harvard in 2005, earning a master’s degree in Public Policy.
Elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2008, Brendan was the first Democrat to represent Pennsylvania’s 170th state legislative district, which includes parts of Montgomery County and Philadelphia. In 2010, he was joined in the state legislature by his brother, Representative Kevin J. Boyle, making them the first brothers to serve together in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.
In 2014, he was elected to Congress by the citizens of the 13th Congressional District, representing Northeast Philadelphia, part of North Philadelphia, and approximately half of Montgomery County, PA. Since first entering public service, Congressman Boyle has served as a champion for working and middle class families, in particular issues relating to social and economic justice. In 2018, the State of Pennsylvania re-drew congressional district lines across the Keystone State. As a result, the PA-13th District was consolidated within the borders of Philadelphia and renamed “PA-02”. Congressman Boyle was subsequently re-elected as a Representative to Congress and now represents the newly redrawn PA-02 District.
About Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick
After dedicating his professional life to service and protecting others, Brian Fitzpatrick was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2016 to represent the people of Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District. Following redistricting in 2018, Congressman Fitzpatrick was elected to represent the people of Pennsylvania’s First District which includes all of Bucks County and a portion of northwestern Montgomery County. His top priorities in Congress are increasing economic opportunity and keeping our nation safe.
A Levittown native and graduate of Bishop Egan High School, Brian is a graduate of La Salle University, Penn State University and the Dickinson School of Law. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Emergency Medical Technician as well as an attorney – having previously served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney focused on drug crimes.
For 14 years prior to running for Congress, Brian served our country as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent fighting political corruption and supporting global counter-terrorism efforts – including being embedded with U.S. Special Forces as part Operation Iraqi Freedom. Working to promote freedom and democracy, Brian also served as National Director for the FBI’s Campaign Finance and Election Crimes Enforcement Program and as a national supervisor for the FBI’s Political Corruption Unit where he is recognized as an expert in restoring integrity to governmental institutions. For his work, Brian was an inaugural recipient of the FBI Director’s Leadership Award in 2015 and was named “Investigator of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation.
Our Educational Programs serve the five-county area of Greater Philadelphia. They are appropriate for 5th – 12th grade students and we offer a variety of educational programs, including eyewitness testimonies, personal interactions with eyewitnesses, two live theater performances, and docent-led museum tours.
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