Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Community Relations Council Holocaust Education and Remembrance Program

Description

The JCRC Holocaust Education and Remembrance Program is dedicated to commemorating the Holocaust, honoring the memory of those who perished and promoting an understanding of the uniqueness and magnitude of the Holocaust, its consequences and critical lessons through educational programs.

We provide age-appropriate resources and educational programs that target middle and high school students from the five-county area: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties by connecting to and working with educators in public, private, parochial and synagogue schools. In addition, our Speakers Bureau brings Holocaust survivors out to schools, religious and community organizations as well as government agencies.

Rationale

This website offers age-appropriate resources and educational programs that target middle and high school students and information about its major programming throughout the year. Materials approved by the JCRC meet the guidelines set forth by Act 70 of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Resources Links

Historical Overview of Holocaust Commemoration

Leading a Trip to the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: Pre- and Post-Trip Suggestions

Primary Sources Online For Studying the Holocaust

Suggested Resources for Teachers & Students of Grades 7-12

VIDEO: Kristallnacht and Veteran’s Day: A Story from the War with Ambassador John L. Withers II

AUDIO: A Conversation With Survivor Ann Jaffe

MORE INFORMATION

Find additional Holocaust education resources for teachers and students by contacting brazin@jewishphilly.org

If you would like to bring a survivor to your community to speak about the Holocaust, please contact the JCRC.

Read the latest issue of the Holocaust Education Newsletter and the archive of past issues.