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


July 5th, 2016

HAMEC Mourns the Passing of Elie Wiesel

We at the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center join the world in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel. As with all of us, Mr. Wiesel's grave marker will include his year of birth and his year of death along with other things. The most important is the dash that will appear between the years. It is what we do while we are alive. Elie Wiesel has set an example for all of us to follow. Dealt a horrible hand through no fault of his own, he dedicated his life to reminding the whole world about the tragic consequences of bigotry and hatred especially when it is state sponsored. He was relentless in his pursuit of providing necessary knowledge to countless individuals and taught the importance of tolerance and love. His mission is our mission and we will soldier on. On this sad week we can smile a little bit knowing that we are doing important work in educating our young people. Our 30 survivors and liberators, our heroes, continue and will continue to provide their eyewitness testimony to tens of thousands of area students. Thank you for being part of our mission.

FYI--through a chance meeting two years ago, Mr. Wiesel was informed about our accomplishments. He smiled and thanked us. We smiled and thanked him.

Chuck Feldman

May 23rd

4th Annual Music Festival -- Great Music! Great Food! Great Fun!

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center Presents...


Summer Music Festival

Sunday, July 10th
Keneseth Israel (8339 Old York Rd, Elkins Park)

We're excited to bring this popular and fun event back to the Greater Philadelphia area! We'll have delicious food to eat, a vendor fair to browse and purchase from, a raffle to take part in, book sales, and of course music and dancing!


  • $10 in advance, and for Museum Members, seniors, and students
  • $15 at the door
  • Children under the age of 12 are free!

Performance Schedule

  • 1PM: Rak-Dan
  • 2PM: Ross Levy
  • 3PM: Bobby Block


Confirmed Vendors

  • And Thou Shalt Read (Jewish Books)
  • Chocolate Bar Suppliers (Kosher Chocolate)
  • My Work In Clay (Ceramics)
  • Garden of Earthly Delights (Comics & Collectibles)
  • From Scratch & My Thyme (Food Catering)
  • Tastefully Simple (Food)
  • Keneseth Israel Gift Shop (Judaica)
  • Holocaust Survivor Book Sales
  • HAMEC Table
  • Jewelry With Me (Custom Wire-Wrapped Jewelry)
  • Gratz College (Higher Education)
  • Blondie's Bling (Jewelry)
  • Volunteers for Israel
  • Keep Breathing Campaign (Art-Based Non-Profit with Fine Art, Jewelry, Prints, & Clothing)
  • Designs by Karen (Clothing & Accessories)

May 14th

Annual USHMM Professional Development Trip, June 2016

  • 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 23rd, 2016 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 Monday, June 20th

  • 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 Dave Tuck, Holocaust survivor and Geoff Quinn, Education Director, Holocaust Awareness Museum
  • 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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