The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

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.

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.

Dates for the Spring 2019 symposium will be posted when confirmed.

Resources for Studying About the Holocaust

Find additional Holocaust education resources for teachers and students by contacting 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 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.

Event Details

Sunday, May 5, 2019
1:00 p.m.
Memorial to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs
16th St. and the Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA