Upcoming Events
One Life at a Time Photo Exhibition
Apr 18, 2014

One Life at a Time Photo Exhibition


Open daily through mid-April.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required for individuals or small groups. For docent tours, contact Amy Friedman Cecil at

Questions? Contact JWW at 818-501-1836 or

Where: Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436
Apr 20, 2014

“Nicky’s Family” Screenings Benefiting JWW’s Walk to End Genocide

RSVP for the Laemmle Music Hall (Beverley Hills) Screening
RSVP for the Laemmle Town Center (Encino) Screening
Both Screenings are free. Donations will be collected to benefit the Walk to End Genocide.

Apr 23, 2014

I Came To Testify

A free six-event commemorative film series featuring stories of survivors and their children

I Came to Testify (2011)


Speakers: David Kaye, Ivana Ivkovic Kelley, Amanda Meek


Please note: Attendance at this event involves a two-prong registration process as an actual ticket is required. When you RSVP on Living Ubuntu’s main event site, you will immediately be forwarded to the Carpenter Center web site for the second part of the process. Please be aware that when you leave the Living Ubuntu site, you will not be returned there after the Carpenter site.

Film Synopsis:

When the Balkans exploded into war in the 1990s, reports that tens of thousands of women were being systematically raped as a tactic of ethnic cleansing captured the international spotlight. I Came to Testify is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence – and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law. Now, as Bosnia is once again in the headlines with the capture of Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic, the women agree to speak for the first time since then, on condition that we keep their identities hidden for their protection. “Witness 99,” who was held at gunpoint for a month with dozens of other women in a sports hall in the center of town remembers: “We were treated like animals. But that was the goal: to kill a woman’s dignity.” Their remarkable courage resulted in a triumphant verdict that led to new international laws about sexual violence in war. Returning to Bosnia 16 years after the end of the conflict, I Came to Testify also explores the chasm between this seismic legal shift and the post-war justice experienced by most of Bosnia’s women war survivors. Narrated by Matt Damon.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 7-9pm
Where: California State University, Long Beach, Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
Apr 27, 2014

8th Annual Walk to End Genocide: Los Angeles
When: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Where: Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Apr 27, 2014

6th Annual Walk to End Genocide: Santa Rosa

For registration and more information, visit the Santa Rosa walk site.

When: April 27, 2014
Where: Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Apr 29, 2014


A free six-event commemorative film series featuring stories of survivors and their children

An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance

Numbered (2012)

GENOCIDE: The Holocaust


Lighting of Candles of Remembrance
Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation of Pacific Palisades
Accompanied by DAVID KAMENIR
Words of Reflection: RABBI HEIDI COHEN,
Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Ana
Dean of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Chapman University

The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
The Stern Chair in Holocaust Education
The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library

Space is limited.

Film Synopsis:

A journey through space and time, Numbered follows the ever optimistic 84 year old Gita Kalderon (Auschwitz prisoner number 76914), the realistic 84 year old Joka Levi (prisoner number A11998) and the adventurous 79 year old Dani Hanoch (prisoner number B2823). The film studies the complex relationship each of them has with the number and examines society’s ever-changing attitude toward it.

Hanna Rabinovitz, daughter of prisoner number 64650, adds her special perspective to the mix. Multiple testimonies from 30 survivors are integrated in the film, showcasing the clash between past and present, name and number, society and its symbols.

About Auschwitz: 
Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. In 1942-1944, as part of the “final solution of the Jewish question”, the majority of the Jews who arrived in Auschwitz in transports organized by the Reich Main Security Office, at least 1.1 million people including more than 200 thousand children, were killed in the gas chambers immediately or soon after arrival.

Of all Nazi concentration camps, only in Auschwitz were prisoners marked on the flesh with tattooed prisoner numbers.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 7-8:30pm
Where: Chapman University, Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall, One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866
May 4, 2014

2nd Annual Walk to End Genocide: Conejo Valley

Conejo Valley Walk to End Genocide

For registration and more information, visit the Conejo Valley walk site.

When: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Where: Temple Etz Chaim and United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
May 14, 2014

Congo Town Hall with Congresswoman Karen Bass

Where: TBA