"It was cool to have a chance to listen to a real person speak about what he went through during the Holocaust. He was the most credible source that we could have. I learned a lot more through his pictures and stories." ~ Boys Latin Charter School student

Archive - 2011

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August 24th

Museum now scheduling programs for our 50th program year

Are you teaching the Holocaust in your classroom? Are you looking for a powerful, invaluable, and memorable experience for your students?

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is now scheduling three different programs for the 2011-2012 school year that engage students and teachers in a dialogue that teaches the consequences of racism, ethnic cleansing, and intolerance and how these lessons resonate today. They are appropriate for 5th-12th grade students and can take place at your school or at the Museum in Northeast Philadelphia.

Click here to read more and schedule a program.

July 11th

Walk-A-Thon to celebrate Museum's 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary Walk-A-Thon / Sunday, August 7, 2011

1453 Levick Street to the Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center by Yaakov Riz in the basement of his Oxford Circle home, we will walk the 6.3 miles from the former Riz home at Castor and Levick Streets to our current museum location at the Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Avenue. Those who choose to walk shorter distances will join us 5 miles out at the intersection of Castor and Bustleton Avenues. Others who prefer to walk only a mile will join us at the intersection of Bustleton and Haldeman Avenues. A reception for all walkers, volunteers and survivors will follow at the Klein JCC from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend and still want to participate, you can pledge to support Iona Riz, Yaakov Riz's daughter, who will be walking the entire route. To pledge, call 215-464-4701 or pledge online

Download the Registration and Pledge Form and break out those walking shoes and tell your friends!

Please return the Registration form with your requested t-shirt size by as soon as possible to the Holocaust Awareness Museum.

Please bring the Sponsorship form the day of the walk.