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.

Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

Every year, Greater Philadelphia comes together to commemorate the six million Jews who perished in the Shoah.

Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia for candle lighting, music, readings and prayers at the annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, in partnership with the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. All are welcome.

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.

Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor

Listen to episode 14 of the Jewish Philly Podcast, which includes an interview with Holocaust survivor Ann Jaffe.