The Heritage Project

The St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
In memory of Elaine and Eugene Kutten

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC) presents for the first time a unique St. Louis Jewish community tzedakah project for Bar/Bat Mitzvah children to honor Holocaust survivors and the memory of their loved ones who did not survive.

The Museum has created The Heritage Project for children to perform a special mitzvah in honor of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah and connect the history and lessons of the Holocaust to their lives. Bar/Bat Mitzvah children are encouraged to make a meaningful contribution to the Museum and receive:

• Information and a photo (if available) about a St. Louis survivor or a relative
• A Certificate of Recognition
• Acknowledgement for the mitzvah in the Holocaust Museum newsletter

They will also have the opportunity to:
• Meet local Holocaust survivors at a special reception and learn about their experiences.
• Play a role in the community Holocaust Commemoration event (Yom HaShoah) – attended annually by approximately 1,000 people – and receive a DVD of the event.

Participate in The Heritage Project through your donation of:
$36 – Spark of Remembrance
$54 – Flame of Remembrance
$180 – Torch of Remembrance

Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is an important milestone in a young Jewish person’s life. The Holocaust continues to be one of the most significant events in Jewish history. The Heritage Project links our generations, giving Bar/Bat Mitzvah children a stronger sense of our past, a deeper understanding of our community and a stronger knowledge of their role in making sure the Holocaust never happens again.

For more information, contact Daniel Reich at (314) 442-3714.