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Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center

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Facilitators of our Witness to History Project - Survivor Presentations have the unique opportunity to affect lives every day, especially those of young people, by making the connections between the Holocaust and the prejudices in our society today. You have the opportunity to spend several hours with a member of our Holocaust Survivor's Speakers Bureau while you accompany them to a school, introduce them, and facilitate a Q&A session. Retired teachers are especially encouraged to join us!

View more details here: http://hamec.org/programs/survivor-presentation/


  • Ideal volunteers have reliable access to an insured vehicle and are willing to pick up a Holocaust survivor, liberator, or resistor from their home, drive them to a school, introduce them, and facilitate a Q&A session.
  • Training is provided as well as a Facilitators Guidebook. Annual training sessions are held but we accept new Facilitators year round.
  • We also recommend you shadow a veteran facilitator to experience a program.

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About Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center


10100 Jamison Avenue, Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA 19116, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate Delaware Valley students and adults, personalizing the Holocaust so that they learn the consequences of racism, ethnic cleansing, and intolerance. The Holocaust was a watershed event, not only in the 20th century, but in the entire history of humanity. We believe that studying and discussing the Holocaust provides one of the most effective ways to work with students to examine basic moral issues and value systems.


The Jewish Identity Center’s Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center, America’s first Holocaust museum, is 57 years young. Yaakov Riz, the museum’s founder, was a Holocaust survivor who lost 83 members of his family in Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps. Riz vowed that if he survived he would dedicate his life to establishing a museum that would memorialize the millions of Jews and Non-Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis. The museum’s genesis, growth and struggle against intolerance are the realization of his dream, courage and commitment.

For nearly 60 years, the Museum has educated more than 150,000 students and adults in schools, community groups, and organizations. Additionally we provide teacher training opportunities. Our programs emphasize the message that racial, ethnic, and religious hatred are social poisons that weaken the American democracy. During the 2018/2019 school year, our Educational Programs reached 43,777 students and adults in 373 schools, organizations, and businesses.


We'll work with your schedule.


The Greater Philadelphia AreaPhiladelphia, PA 19116



  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Program Management
  • History
  • Transportation


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Generally once a week for 3 - 5 hours and ordinarily during school hours but this depends on our program schedules and your availability. We're flexible!

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