“They feel like they have a connection with him even though they don’t know him.” ~ The McPherson School, KS


February 13th, 2016

Museum mourns the loss of Belle Ostroff

We mourn the passing of Belle Ostroff, one of our cherished survivors. Belle was born in Paris France in 1925, the child of Polish Jews. She, along with her family lived in hiding and fear after the capture of her father and brother who were sent to concentration camps. Upon liberation Belle married an American GI and moved to Philadelphia to raise her family. We join in their sorrow and thank them for recommending that donations be made to HAMEC to continue our vital mission. May Belle rest in peace and may her family be comforted by memories of a truly wonderful person.

January 21st

Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition 2015-2016

HAMEC is pleased to help advertise the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition for 2015/2016 sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC).

It is an opportunity for middle and high school students in grades 7-12 from public, parochial and private schools from throughout the region to respond to the lessons of the Holocaust and the related issues of ethnic, racial and religious intolerance through creative expression. Each year over 400 students from a wide range of backgrounds participate in this artistic competition that judges students in poetry, prose, painting, sculpture, music, dance and video. An awards ceremony is held each June in conjunction with the exhibition and all artistic submissions are exhibited professionally by Moore College of Art and Design.

Entries are due by Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Contact Beth Razin at 215.832.0536 or brazin@jfgp.org for more information

Click here for more information about the Competition, it's Requirements and Guidelines, and the Competition entry form.

Book Signing and Speech - "Early One Saturday Morning"

Early One Saturday Morning

Sunday, March 6, 2016
11:00 A.M.
Main Point Books
1041 Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Holocaust Survivor and Educator Michael Herskovitz will present his book, Early One Saturday Morning, followed by a book signing.

He will also speak about his experiences surviving the Holocaust, including the Auschwitz concentration camp.

FREE event
$20 for a signed book
All book purchases will receive a free DVD

Proceeds support the Michael Herskovitz Holocaust Educational Foundation