In 2019, the Number the Stars Community Education Program at Haddonfield Plays & Players will celebrate its 20th anniversary of promoting youth awareness and education about the Holocaust through the power of the performing arts. HP&P is pleased to announce that the Number the Stars 20th Anniversary Gala will take place April 6, 2019 at the Betty & Milton Katz JCC, featuring a performance of the show with alumni cast members.
The dinner gala will include a video from Lois Lowry, speakers on the importance of Holocaust Awareness education, and a live performance of this years' production of Number the Stars with a special appearance from the program’s alumni.
Number the Stars Community Education Program founded in 1999 at Haddonfield Plays & Players by Kim Adler. The musical’s creator, Sean Hartley, was in attendance at the original production.
Approximately 20,000 students have participated in the Number the Stars program at HP&P since 1999.
15 survivor participants shared their stories through the years.
Twelve year-old Zoey Blackman is helping with the April 6th Gala as part of her bat mitzvah project.
The Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center has been a program partner since 1999.
11% of adults and 22% of millennials (defined as those between 18 and 34),haven't heard of or aren't sure if they've heard of the Holocaust.*
31% of adults, and 41% of millennials, believe 2 million or fewer Jews were killed in the Holocaust.*
15% of adults think people should be allowed to use Nazi symbols or slogans, and 11% of adults think it's acceptable to hold Neo-Nazi views.*
*Denotes stats from a 2018 study by the Claims Conference and a 2014 global study of Americans from the Anti-Defamation League.