WFJCSH&D 2022 Conference Program

The 2022 WFJCSH&D conference will be held in St Louis, MO at the Marriott Grand Hotel November 4-7, 2022. This conference is open only to survivors and descendants and accompanying spouses/partners.

The conference begins Friday afternoon, November 4th with an informal get together. Check-in for the conference opens at 12 noon, and there is an optional add-on pre-conference tour of St. Louis from 12:30-3:30.

There will be Orthodox and Conservative/Reform Friday night Shabbat services followed by a festive Shabbat dinner  at 7 pm. After dinner there are gatherings for survivors by country of origin, for 2nd, 3rd and 4th generations, for all generations of the Kindertransport, and for spouses, partners and first time conference attendees. Saturday and Sunday are full days of speakers, workshops, and panels.

After dinner on Saturday, there will be music and dancing until the wee hours. Sunday evening includes a commemorative service, then dinner followed by dancing. The conference concludes Monday at 11 am after a panel discussion and closing ceremony. An optional add-on post conference trip the new St Louis Holocaust Museum is offered  12:30-3:30 PM.

Small group workshops specifically for Survivors, 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, Spouses or Partners will explore and encourage conversation, understandings and connections on how being part of the survivor community has affected our lives. Inter-generational workshops and panels on Holocaust education, artistic responses to Holocaust memory and experience, and hands-on speaker training are also part of this  unique 3 day experience . 

As we confirm our plenary speakers, we will add details here, stay tuned!

We hope you will join us for a memorable three days as we gather together as a truly remarkable community of Holocaust survivor generations.

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