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


March 28th, 2017

Annual USHMM Professional Development Trip, June 2017

  • Are you a teacher looking for ACT48 credits?

  • Are you looking to meet Pennsylvania's legislation that recommends the Holocaust to be taught in public schools?

  • Or are you interested in visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum?

Then join us on Thursday June 22nd, 2017 for a professional development trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Cost is $50 per person ($5 discount for HAMEC members).

Register now to save your seat!
Deadline is Thursday, June 15th.

  • 7am departure from the Holocaust Awareness Museum, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • 4pm departure from the USHMM, returning to the Holocaust Awareness Museum between 8-9pm
  • Lunch will be provided. Dinner is on your own at the Maryland House rest stop on I-95
  • On bus talks and trip escort by Professor Brenda Gaydosh (West Chester University), Holocaust survivors Dave Tuck and Danny Goldsmith, and HAMEC Education Director Geoff Quinn
  • Reserved admission to the USHMM

Please select your choice of lunch sandwich from the following and include it in your RSVP:

  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Corned Beef
  • Vegetarian

For more information or to RSVP, contact Geoff Quinn at the Holocaust Awareness Museum at 215-464-4701 or geoff@hamec.org

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March 13th

Museum Closed Tuesday, March 14th

Due to the inclement weather, we will be closed on Tuesday, March 14th.

February 27th

Hate Never Takes a Vacation

We denounce the latest spates of hatred directed at Jewish cemeteries, community centers, and schools. We are appalled by this hatred. Most of us at HAMEC, unfortunately, are not surprised. As our facilitators explain to the thousands of students we meet, we are all minorities. If the haters come for one group first, then they will come for another group next. The good news is that these despicable acts have gotten the attention of the media. Many individuals and organizations have risen to the occasion by raising both dollars for needed repairs and awareness of the problem. Cherished headstones of beloved family members can and will be replaced. We join in the growing chorus in opposition to the deeds of haters. We also will double down on our efforts to prevent additional young people from becoming haters.

How? By simply doing more of what we already do. During this school year we will, once again, complete hundreds of Holocaust survivor programs at schools throughout the five county area. And, as many of you are aware we have begun skyping our heroes to students around the country and the world. Georgia, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Alaska, Texas, California and Kansas are just some of the states we have reached in the last month. We have also skyped to Italy, the Bahamas, England and Australia. We're fielding requests from China, the Ukraine, India, Brazil, Israel, Indonesia and (just today!) from Saudi Arabia. In fewer than 30 days we've completed more than 35 programs reaching more than 2,500 students. Most of these young people have never heard or seen a Holocaust survivor let alone had the opportunity to speak with one of them.

We request that you channel your justifiable anger and concerns and help us with our important mission. How? Contact friends and family around the country and the world to tell them about what we're doing. One of our Skype programs is only a few phone calls or e-mails away from being scheduled. Or consider making a donation to keep our educational programs growing and flourishing in this time of need.

Thank you,
Chuck Feldman
Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center