The Center for Holocaust Education is proud to host the East Valley Generations After Descendants Forum for children, grandchildren and descendants of Holocaust survivors, as well as those interested in learning more about the impact of the Holocaust.

Generations After

Third-generation Holocaust Survivor: What Does That Mean?

Does Trauma Make Us Strong?

Sept. 14 | 10-11:30 a.m.


Rabbi Michael Beyo, CEO of the East Valley JCC, will share the story about his grandparents’ escape, how it affected his parents and his family, his childhood in Italy after facism, Italy’s response to the Holocaust and more.

The program will be held Zoom. Register below to receive the link, which will be sent by the evening before the program.


Additional questions can be emailed to the discussion group leader: Barbara Bloom, MSW, or call 928-380-2360.


About the Speaker

Rabbi Michael Beyo is CEO of the East Valley JCC.

He was born in Milan, Italy and has lived in Italy, England, France, Israel, and the United States. An Orthodox Jewish scholar with a successful career providing religious guidance to all the Jewish denominations, he was ordained as a rabbi in Israel, where he earned three Rabbinical Ordinations of the highest honor.

In 2015 Rabbi Beyo moved to Arizona from Atlanta, where he had served as the Chief Development Officer for Hillel of Georgia, overseeing 12 colleges and universities. Prior to that he served as the executive director and rabbi of Boston University Hillel, as well as the Jewish chaplain for Boston University.

Rabbi Beyo brings over 25 years of professional, entrepreneurial and nonprofit experience in education, cultural, humanitarian, social and religious sectors. He successfully ran several start-ups in Israel before dedicating his career to the nonprofit world.

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Holocaust education in Arizona 

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Photos from past events (prior to 2020)