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Educating the broader community about the Holocaust is critical to honoring our commitment as a Jewish community to make sure that the history of this tragedy is understood and never forgotten. Holocaust education is required in Philadelphia’s middle schools and high schools, and the Jewish Federation provides programs and resources to support this mandate.

Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition

Each year, over 400 students from a wide range of backgrounds participate in the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition, submitting original, creative responses to their Holocaust studies in the form of poetry, prose, painting, sculpture, music, dance and video.

Youth Symposium on the Holocaust

The Jewish Community Relations Council has presented this widely acclaimed program for high school students throughout the Delaware Valley since 1977. On four separate days in different locations, young people learn about the universal lessons of the Holocaust discussions from dynamic presentations and small-group discussions with survivors.

Educational Resources

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

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration

Join hundreds of members of our community at the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs to honor the Holocaust survivors living in our community, and to share the stories of those who perished and those who survived with our young people.