JCRC partners with the Greater Boston Jewish community to promote Holocaust Awareness and education.
In association with the New England Holocaust Memorial, JCRC is committed to a high level of programming, education, and survivor relationships. This partnership creates a wide variety of educational opportunities for people of all ages. The Memorial is an important resource for individuals, teachers, and groups looking to study the Holocaust, genocide awareness, bullying and other issues of discrimination, hatred and intolerance.
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Tour the New England Holocaust Memorial
We offer tours at no charge led by Holocaust survivors and educators. These tours can be individualized to fit your group size, to work with your curricular goals, and to accommodate individuals of all learning levels.
To learn more or to schedule a tour, please email Emily Reichman.
JCRC Supports "An Act Relative to Genocide Education"
Hatred and Antisemitism are on the rise. In 2017, ADL tracked an 86% increase in Antisemitic incidents in K-12 schools right here in Massachusetts. Many of these incidents involved Holocaust-related imagery and language. Memory of prior atrocities is fading. According to survey data released last year, many adults lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust, and this lack of knowledge is even more pronounced among millennials. Yet, the overwhelming consensus (93%) is that all students should learn about the Holocaust in school. Education is key to combating hate. By learning about the Holocaust and other genocides, students will have the opportunity to explore how stereotypes, prejudice, and religious and ethnic hatred can escalate to atrocity.