Events

Out of an abundance of caution, several of our events have been canceled, postponed, or moved online. Learn More

Virtual Workshop for Teachers: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Action in the Age of COVID-19

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 2:30 PM-3:30 PM, Online
Learn more and register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upMkf-ivqDgqH1Qbty06-e5IrFsmUJgUTQ

NICK HABERMAN, founder of the LIGHT Education Initiative and “2019-2020 USHMM Museum Teacher Fellow” will lead a professional development training for educators. The training will focus on LIGHT and #TogetherWeRemember’s unique co-curricular pedagogy to apply the lessons of the Holocaust to build resilience and responsiveness to hate in schools, communities, and on social media. Nick has developed a powerful set of educational tools that educators can use to collaborate online with their students in the age of COVID-19.

Read about Nick’s story and innovative work here: “Let there be LIGHT: The Future of Holocaust Education.”

#TogetherWeRemember Virtual Vigil & Panel: What Does “Never Again” Mean to You?

Sunday, April 5, 5:30-7pm, Online
Learn more and register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0knyZxXsT–6odxb2iIgkg

At a time when we must come together to counter hate, COVID-19 is keeping us physically apart. The haters and deniers won’t rest, and neither will we. We are excited to take this event online, broadening our reach and once again proving our community even stronger in the face of adversity.

Featured speakers include: DR. NICHOLE ARGO BEN-ITZHAK from Project Over Zero; SUSAN BRO from the Heather Heyer Foundation; DR. DAVID FREY from the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Point, DR. HEVAL KELLI a Kurdish-Syrian refugee who epitomizes the American Dream, EMMAI ALAQUIVA, an Emmy-award winning filmmaker, and others to be announced.

Yom HaShoah 2020: 75 Years Since Liberation

Tuesday, April 21, 12pm-12:45pm, Online
Learn more and register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DfIQFP6qQRSRAdtVyXPB5Q

Concentration camps imprisoned millions in Nazi Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe between 1933 and 1945. The liberation of these camps showed the world the horrors of the Holocaust.

This year’s digital Yom HaShoah program marks 75 years since the last of these camps were liberated, and will honor local liberators and their families.

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the day set aside to remember the approximately six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

The 2020 Yom HaShoah program is underwritten by Agnes Rocher and Family, in memory of her husband George.

Emily Loeb: Generations Speaker Series #9

Sunday, May 17, 2020, 4pm at Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15217)

Ilsa Dahl Cole was born in 1916 in northwest Germany. She was raised in a small farming community and attended a Catholic high school before the Nazis rose to power in 1933. Ilsa’s granddaughter, Emily Loeb, tells her story of survival, sharing Ilsa’s reflections of a changing society as anti-Semitism spread throughout Germany and explains how and why Ilsa decided to leave her beloved homeland to find freedom and safety in America.

Learn More: https://hcofpgh.org/generations-speaker-series/

Register: https://jfedpgh.org/generations-loeb

Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
Summer Teacher’s Institute with Facing History and Ourselves

July 13-17, 2020
Allegheny Intermediate Unit (475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120)

This year’s Summer Teachers’ Institute will be led by Facing History and Ourselves! This year’s Seminar will utilize Facing History resources to help teachers put together lesson plans that allow students to wrestle with moral questions while fostering a sense of ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement.

Learn More and Register: https://www.facinghistory.org/calendar/w2020pa1-democracy-risk-holocaust-and-human-behavior