“The Day the Rabbis Marched in Washington: the 400 Rabbis Who Helped Change U.S. Policy Towards the Holocaust” is the focus of this year’s annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture, which will be held at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:30 pm.

Dr. Rafael Medoff, founding director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, will tell the story of the more than 400 hundred rabbis who, in 1943, converged on Washington D.C. to plead with the United States government to take action to save the Jews during the Holocaust. This program, which will include rare original footage of the march, describes the background of the march and the divisions in the American Jewish community over publicly challenging the Roosevelt administration. Dr. Medoff, author of 15 books about the Holocaust, Zionism and American Jewish history, is currently collaborating with Disney Educational Productions on a series of short animated films called, “The Spoke Out: American Voices Against the Holocaust.”

This lecture is generously supported by Aish St. Louis and the Rubin (z”l) and Gloria Feldman Family Education Institute of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.

“I’m pleased that these two organizations, so important to Gloria Feldman, are combining efforts to bring such a significant speaker to St. Louis to address this important, and little known, subject,” says Daniel Reich, Director of Education for the Museum.

Dr. Medoff’s presentation will be followed by a light reception; dietary laws observed. This lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register or for further information, please contact Andrew Goldfeder at 314-442-3711 or AGoldfeder@JFedSTL.org, or the AISH office at 314-862-2474 or CWolff@AISH.com.