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.

Spring 2019 symposium dates are:

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Gratz College
Thursday, January 31, 2019 – Gratz College
Monday, March 4, 2019 – Gratz College
Thursday, March 7, 2019 – Gratz College
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – St. Joseph’s University
Thursday, March 14, 2019 – West Chester University

Registrations are still being accepted for March 4, 2019. All other 2019 symposium dates have been filled. 

Resources for Studying About the Holocaust

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