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Hillel ends Jewish History Month with Holocaust speaker
Monday, April 15, 2013

SUNY Fredonia’s Hillel organization will celebrate its last events of Jewish History Month with a presentation from Holocaust survivor Sol Messinger on Thursday, May 2, at 2:30 p.m., in the Horizon Room in the Williams Center.

Hillel, the Jewish Student Union and part of the Center of Multicultural Affairs office on campus, is celebrating April and part of May as Jewish History Month in order to honor Judaism and its history.

Mr. Messinger is from the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo. He will be speaking about his personal experiences during the Holocaust. Messinger was born on June 16, 1932, in Berlin, Germany and was subject to the scrutiny and hardships of Jewish families during the power of German Nazis.

The event is free and open to the campus and community. Refreshments will be provided.

Other Hillel-sponsored events this month include:

  • A movie night featuring movies with famous Jewish actors on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in Williams Center Room S226AB. Film majors or enthusiasts and culture clubs may be interested in attending.
  • Glow in the dark Bingo on Tuesday, April 30. The event will begin at 8 p.m. in the Horizon Room of the Williams Center.

Previous events were:

  • The Jewish History Month Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday, April 2;
  • A Shabbat dinner serving Ethiopian Jewish food at the Alumni House on Friday, April 12 (the event was co-sponsored with the Black Student Union).

For more information on any Hillel sponsored events, contact Brittany Fischer at or (516) 589-2129.

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