Alice M. Greenwald
President & CEO, National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Annual Yom HaShoah Lecture
St. Francis College, Founders Hall
180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
Wednesday, April 24
12:20 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
FREE & Open to the Public
9/11 Museum President & CEO Alice Greenwald to Deliver St. Francis College's Yom HaShoah Lecture on April 24th
Alice M. Greenwald, President & CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, will deliver St. Francis College's annual YomHaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) lecture on April 24th.
A veteran museum professional, Greenwald worked with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for nineteen years, starting as a member of the founding "Design Team" in 1986 and later as the Associate Museum Director, Museum Programs.
Greenwald began her service with the 9/11 Memorial Museum in 2006. She held various senior positions while overseeing the museum's creation and its opening in 2011. She has been in her current role since 2016.
"Alice's experiences with both the Holocaust and the 9/11 Memorial Museum makes her acutely aware of the value of documenting and shining a light on the horrors people have inflicted on one another," said Father Brian Jordan, former chaplain at St. Francis College. "I'm looking forward to hearing her perspective on why sustaining the memory of these events brings out the best in us all."
St. Francis College, an independent, private college with a rich Franciscan heritage, honors YomHaShoah each year with a guest speaker who provides students and community members a unique perspective on the Holocaust.
Israel established YomHaShoah as a national day of remembrance in 1953 and it is now commemorated by Jewish communities and individuals worldwide. The Jewish calendar dictates the exact date, but it is usually in April or early May. This year's YomHaShoah begins at sundown on Wednesday, May 1st and ends at sundown on May 2nd.
Alice Greenwald's Yom HaShoah lecture is free and open to the public.
About Alice M. Greenwald
As the chief executive, Alice Greenwald is responsible for the overall vision, financial well-being, management, and long-term sustainability and relevance of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. From 2006-2016, Ms. Greenwald served as Executive Vice President for Exhibitions, Collections, and Education and Director of the Memorial Museum. In this role, she oversaw the articulation and implementation of a founding vision for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, managing its programming, collecting, exhibition, and educational initiatives.
Ms. Greenwald previously served as Associate Museum Director, Museum Programs, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). Her 19-year affiliation with USHMM began in 1986, when she served as a member of the "Design Team" for the Permanent Exhibition.
From 1986-2001, Ms. Greenwald was the principal of Alice M. Greenwald/Museum Services, providing expertise to various clients including, in addition to USHMM, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the Pew Charitable trusts, and the Historical Society of Princeton.
Ms. Greenwald has served as Executive Director of the National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia (1981-86); Acting Director (1980), Curator (1978-81) and Assistant Curator (1975-78) of the Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, and Curatorial Assistant at the Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago.
She is the author of several articles on museum practice, Jewish ritual art, and various historical topics. Her book, The Stories They Tell: Artifacts from the National September 11 Memorial Museum, co-edited with Clifford Chanin and published by SkiraRizzoli, was cited in The New York Times as one of the best books about New York City published in 2013. She is also the executive editor and primary contributing author of No Day Shall Erase You: The Story of 9/11 as Told at the National September 11 Memorial Museum, the official companion volume to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, published by SkiraRizzoli in August 2016. No Day Shall Erase You won the Bronze in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Awards in the category of History (Adult Nonfiction), placing it in the top three books of the year in its category.
Ms. Greenwald holds an A.M. in the History of Religions from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a B.A with concentrations in English Literature and Anthropology from Sarah Lawrence College, where she delivered the commencement address to the class of 2007.