Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

More than 75 years after the Holocaust, religious hatred, racism and genocide still threaten our world. Your students are the last generation who can hear rich, first-hand experiences from Holocaust Survivors. Their life stories transcend the decades and teach us about the need to be responsible citizens who help create a more just, accepting and diverse society. Take advantage of this important opportunity during the annual Youth Symposium on the Holocaust hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Community Relations Council.


• Introductory session with film
• Small group dialogue with Holocaust Survivor
• Dynamic keynote presentations

Program Fee: No fee. A grant will cover registration and transportation costs for public school participants, including charter schools. If you want to register on behalf of a private or parochial school, click here.


The Symposium programs are open to all students in Greater Philadelphia in grades 9 through 12 and are offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020 Gratz College
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020 Gratz College – Session is full
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020 St. Joseph’s University
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 West Chester – CANCELLED

Snow date for Gratz College sessions: March 31

If you would like to bring more than 50 students to a single event, please call to confirm availability of space.

For more information: or 215.832.0536


This special session includes training with the “Echoes and Reflections” curriculum, which includes valuable information to help educators teach the complex issues of the Holocaust to today’s students.

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