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There is no "other." The "other" is us.

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The Mitzvah Project is a 70-minute, Holocaust/social justice-themed, theatrical-educational

program. It is currently being presented at educational institutions and community organizations

across America. The Mitzvah Project was conceived and co-created by Roger Grunwald.

“In my opinion, The Mitzvah Project is one of the most unique and impactful

Holocaust education programs in the country.” – Dr. Michael Berenbaum, renowned Holocaust scholar and historian 

Comprised of a short play, lecture and talkback, the 70-minute, three-part program engages several critical socio-historical questions: “Who decides the meaning of culture, race and ethnicity?” “How is

one’s identity determined?”  “Why do we demonize ‘the other?’” 

“Roger Grunwald’s Mitzvah Project is extraordinary. From their comments after Mr. Grunwald’s presentation, it’s clear that my students were able to make the critical connection between the racism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy of today’s world and the roots of prejudice and hatred that gave rise to the Holocaust. Bravo!” — Jack Chan, Assistant Principal, New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, NY


As a classically trained actor and proud son of an Auschwitz survivor, Grunwald’s goal is to make

sure that, with his mother’s generation dying out, the world does not forget and young people will

be able learn these critical lessons of history.  NEXT PAGE

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