Current Events

2020 Yom HaShoah: "Courage. Community. Change."

Sunday - April 19, 2020 2:00 PM Click here for our Virtual Commemoration Due to current health concerns, this year’s commemoration will be a virtual broadcast on the same day and at the same time as our traditional commemoration. We encourage all in our community to take part in this important observance, as we take time to remember the victims of the Holocaust, to honor the survivors, and to reflect on the lasting impact of this history and these stories of resiliency and hope. EPHM’s 2020 Yom HaShoah theme is “Courage. Community. Change” and will focus on the 75th anniversary of liberation and the end of the Holocaust through the words of El Paso Holocaust survivors. Many of these survivors are no longer with us, but their words and messages live on and continue to educate and inspire. To be part of our community commemoration, please join EPHM’s virtual observance on Sunday, April 19th at 2:00pm by clicking here or on our Facebook page. For anyone unable to take part at that time, the link will remain on EPHM’s web site and Facebook page to be viewed at any time. We also ask the community to continue to observe Holocaust Days of Remembrance on Tuesday, April 21st by lighting a Yahrzeit candle and sharing an image of your candle lighting on social media with the hashtag #WeRemember. Though we are each observing this important time at a distance from one another, we are still united as a community.   Yom HaShoah has been generously underwritten by the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso.     ....Read More

Special Performance Program: "The Children of Willesden Lane"

Due to recommendations and travel concerns, EPHM has postponed the performance program, "The Children of Willesden Lane" with concert pianist, Mona Golabek. We do plan to reschedule this amazing event as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding, and please contact the Museum with any questions or concerns.

Thursday - April 2, 2020


10:30 am - Student Performance

12:30 pm - Student Performance

Reservations Required: 915-351-0048 /


6:00 pm - Community Performance

Reservations Required: 915-351-0048 /


Woman's Club of El Paso Auditorium

    1400 N. Mesa St. - El Paso, TX 79902

Mona Golabek

El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center and Congregation B'nai Zion proudly present concert pianist, Mona Golabek and the performance program, The Children of Willesden Lane, based on her mother's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria on the Kindertransport. This is the powerful story of Lisa Jura's courage and survival to overcome the devastating separation from her family and her unwavering hope and perseverance to continue her family's musical legacy.
There is no charge to attend the student performance or community performance. Space is limited so reservations are required! To reserve your seat for the Community Performance, click here or call 915-351-0048 or email  Educational materials and class sets of the book, The Children of Willesden Lane, available for educators bringing their students to the Student Performance. For more information & to reserve space for your students: or 915-351-0048

Generously Underwritten by:

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Author Talk & Book Signing

EPHM is pleased to partner with Congregation B'Nai Zion, as part of their Book Zone series, to welcome:

Rebecca Erbelding 

for a presentation and signing of her award-winning book, Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe   Rebecca Erbelding is a historian of American responses to the Holocaust and the author of the authoritative history of the War Refugee Board, Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe (Doubleday, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Writing Based on Archival Material (the JDC-Herbert Katzki Award). She is also a historian, archivist, and curator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.   Rescue Board details the work of the War Refugee Board, a US government agency–run by a group of Treasury Department lawyers, most of them in their 30s–which rescued Jews during the Holocaust. They begged, borrowed, bribed, laundered money, falsified documents, opened a refugee camp, and threw the weight of the United States government behind their plans, ultimately saving tens of thousands of lives. Ms. Erbelding's talk will be followed by a book signing and refreshments. Rescue Board is available for sale in EPHM's Bookstore.
  Event Details: When: Thursday - February 13, 2020 - 6:30 PM Where: El Paso Holocaust Museum, 715 N. Oregon  Information: 915-351-0048 (EPHM) or 915-833-2222 (B'nai Zion)     ....Read More

Call for Nominations: 5th Annual Henry Kellen Founder's Award

5th Annual Henry Kellen Founder’s Award - Now Accepting Nominations!

Purpose: The Henry Kellen Founder’s Award was established in 2015 to honor an outstanding volunteer or supporter of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center. The award, which can be given to an individual, family, or group, was designed to recognize the efforts and enthusiasm of those who personify the vision, tenacity, and passion of our founder and his commitment to the Museum and its mission of combating prejudice and bigotry.

Eligibility Criteria: Those eligible for this award should have made a substantial contribution to the success of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center during the last year. Award selections are based on, but not limited to, the nominee’s volunteer efforts, commitment of time, programmatic accomplishments, financial impact, and overall support of EPHM’s Mission.

Selection Process: Nominations are accepted from any El Paso Holocaust Museum Member in good standing. All nominations will be presented to EPHM’s Executive Committee who will select the top three to four nominations to present to EPHM’s full board of directors. Those outstanding nominations will be reviewed and voted on by EPHM’s full board of directors.

To nominate an individual or group: Nominations should include the nominee's name, your name, and a short explanation of why you think the individual(s) should be recognized.  All nominations can be returned via email at or via regular mail to El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center 715 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902

For a nomination form, click here [download id="19636"]

Presentation of the Henry Kellen Founder’s Award will be at EPHM’s January Membership Meeting. 

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