About Us

The Righteous Conversations Project facilitates dialogue, social action and collaborative creative work connecting students with Holocaust Survivors. In workshops and engagements developed in collaboration with schools and community organizations RC provides students with opportunities to carry on the work of Holocaust Remembrance and to speak up about injustice in the world around them through film, new media, music and photography.


The Righteous Conversations Project was first launched in 2011 when a group of parents and students with a commitment to Holocaust memory and to the work of Remember Us, along with Harvard-Westlake Upper School Faculty Cheri Gaulke (Visual Arts and Film Chair) and Dror Yaron (History), began the conversations that created The Righteous Conversations Project. The Parent committee members were Rochel Blachman, Cece Feiler, Samara Hutman, Helen Jacobs–Lepor, and Sheryl Sokoloff. The teen committee members were Jamie Feiler, Rebecca Hutman, Marissa Lepor and Lara Sokoloff. Advisors to the committee were Holocaust educator, Dr. Michael Berenbaum, and Gesher Calmenson, founder of Remember Us.


The Righteous Conversations Project is supported by grants from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, the Righteous Persons Foundation, The Erwin Rautenberg Foundation, The Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and other generous contributors. We welcome foundations and individual supporters to join us in continuing these acts of remembrance and social action.


The Righteous Conversations Project is honored to have been selected for the 10th annual Slingshot Guide for 2015, and is thrilled and proud to be recognized alongside the hundreds of innovative Jewish organizations named in the Guide over the years.