Each year, the Holocaust Education Committee, chaired by Renate Frydman, meets to discuss Holocaust education matters for the greater Miami Valley. The Holocaust Education Committee promotes the study of the Holocaust by sponsoring conferences, teacher workshops, and speakers. In addition, they publish resource guides, bibliographies and databases on the Holocaust.

One of the items on their agenda is setting the theme for the annual Max and Lydia May Memorial Holocaust Art and Writing Contest. This contest is open to students in grades 5 – 8 (Division I) and 9 – 12 (Division II) to enter an original piece of writing or art related to a specific theme regarding the Holocaust. This year’s theme is: Inspirations from the Holocaust. Student’s submissions should shine a spotlight, through writing or art, on a lesser known Holocaust survivor, rescuer or liberator whose story they find inspirational. The due date for all submissions is April 12, 2019. Awards will be announced at the Greater Dayton Yom Hashoah Observance on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

For more information regarding Holocaust educational resources or the Max and Lydia May Memorial Holocaust Art and Writing Contest visit and click on resources/exhibits.

For more information on Holocaust Education, or the Max and Lydia May Holocaust Art and Writing Contest, please contact Jodi Phares, Project Manager at (937) 610-5513 or

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