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We are in this together. Find out what you can do. Offered by the Holocaust Center for Humanity in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League to confront growing antisemitism and intolerance.

The course examines connections between historic and contemporary antisemitism and addresses current events. This interactive, discussion-based program engages participants and provides practical tools for responding to antisemitism and hate in our society. 

"Confronting Antisemitism and Intolerance" is a single 3-hour course.  

Location: Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle
Free | Registration Required (no walk-ins) | Dinner provided | Space is limited | Participants commit to attending for the duration of the class | 3 clock hours are available for teachers

Choose one date:

FULL! Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm

FULL! Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm

FULL! Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm

FULL! Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm

FULL! Monday, February 11, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm

FULL! Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Additional dates will be opened as classes fill.


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Funding for Confronting Antisemitism and Intolerance: A Program for the Community was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

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Fourth Annual Powell Holocaust Summer Institute  
August 5-9, 2019 | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle


Participants will explore topics related to Holocaust history, including antisemitism, rescue and resistance, genocide, non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Japanese Internment, current events, and local connections. Each day will focus on selected themes and will include reference and discussion of today’s world and practical applications for the classroom. Teachers will spend time working together in small groups to develop and prepare lessons for their classrooms.


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March 6 - Teaching Tolerance | March 7 - Facilitating Critical Conversations | Register for one or both! | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle

The Holocaust Center for Humanity is proud to offer the following workshops in partnership with Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Join us for one or both sessions!
$25 for one | $40 for both | Includes lunch and clock hours

Teaching Tolerance | March 6, 2019 | 8:30am - 3:00pm

The Teaching Tolerance Curriculum is a collection of literacy-based, anti-bias, social justice resources that are aligned to the Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy standards, and to the groundbreaking Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. Learn to use the curriculum to engage students with meaningful texts through literacy learning and real-world application. 

Facilitating Critical Conversations | March 7, 2019 | 8:30am - 3:00pm

This interactive workshop will help teachers explore strategies for facilitating critical conversations with students and colleagues. They will learn strategies for creating supportive learning environments that encourage risk-taking during critical conversations. Finally, they’ll investigate methods of teaching about implicit bias, race, and other critical topics.



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Thursday, March 28 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | Freeman High School, Spokane County, WA | 6 Clock Hours | Lunch provided | Flyer  

Practical, hands-on, engaging activities for the classroom, free resources for grades 5-12.
Participants will be challenged to address issues of citizenship, stereotypes, confronting intolerance, and the difference each one of us can make. 
We are excited to have Holocaust survivor and Spokane resident Carla Peperzak join in the session on rescue and resistance. 

Topics include: 

  • Using personal stories and primary sources
  • Challenging stereotypes
  • Citizenship
  • Rescue and Resistance

$20 registration fee.



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Sponsored by the Holocaust Center for Humanity, Freeman High School, and Washington State University. 

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July 20 - 27, 2019 | Krakow, Berlin, Weimar | For Educators and Students | Learn More & Apply

As a teenager, Elie Wiesel, along with his father, spent the tail end of World War II trying to survive horrifying internment at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. A memoir of this period in his life, written in 1960, became the Nobel Prize-winning novel, "Night." For almost 60 years, "Night" has been one of the primary resources of Holocaust history. In July of 2019, Museum Without Walls will take students and teachers on a journey to follow in the steps of Mr. Wiesel’s gripping story. The 9-day program is geared towards educators and students. Participants will travel to Krakow, Berlin, and Weimar to study Holocaust history from Mr. Wiesel’s perspective. Travelers can expect to receive a study notebook with copies of primary sources such as maps, timelines, documents and a copy of the newest edition of "Night.” Teachers will receive multiple lessons plans from our education director.

Offered by Museum Without Walls in partnership with the Holocaust Center for Humanity. 

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GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION! Sunday, February 24, 10am-4pm  
Throughout the day, survivors and Legacy Speakers will be stationed throughout the exhibit to tell their stories and answer any questions.

"I believe very strongly this is the most hopeful place in the city." - Local Holocaust Survivor Steve Adler

Finding Light in the Darkness - Through stories and artifacts of Washington State Holocaust survivors, the museum’s exhibit engages visitors in this history and challenges them to consider how each person’s actions make a difference.

Visitors to the Holocaust Center can take a Virtual Reality tour of the Anne Frank annex, interact with embedded testimony screens that feature survivors and stories of coming to Seattle, explore artifacts that bring history to life, and learn about local students who are upstanders in their schools and communities.   

Plan Your Visit!


Open Wednesdays and Sundays | 10am - 4pm
Group Tours & Field Trips by appointment everyday except Saturday
At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | 2045 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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At the entrance to the Holocaust Center for Humanity are photos of children who experienced the Holocaust. All are survivors who later moved to the Seattle region, with the exception of one. Come visit and learn more about the stories. Photo by Alan Berner, Seattle Times staff photographer. 


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A bookcase opens to reveal a photograph of the stairs leading to Anne Frank's hiding place in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. Explore this feature and learn more about Anne Frank when you visit the Holocaust Center. Photo by Alan Berner, Seattle Times staff photographer. 


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A memorial to the 6 million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust and the millions of other victims invites visitors to leave notes, prayers and wishes at the Holocaust Center. Photo by Alan Berner, Seattle Times staff photographer. 

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Train tracks at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland at the Holocaust Center for Humanity. Designed by architects Olson Kundig. Photo by Stefanie Felix. 

This exhibit was supported, in part, by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax and The State of Washington.


Discovering Yad Vashem: An Amazing Journey from the Holocaust to the Present

February 26, 2019 | 7:00pm | Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Avenue, Seattle | Free, Reservations Required | Details

An evening with world-renowned Holocaust expert and scholar Dr. Haim Gertner, Director of the Yad Vashem Archives Division Jerusalem. Presented by The American Society for Yad Vashem in cooperation with Temple De Hirsch Sinai and The Holocaust Center for Humanity. RSVP by Feb. 22 to Donna Elyassian, 424-273-4460 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exhibit: Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews

March 12 - April 30, 2019 | Washington State Jewish Historical Society |  Learn more and register for the Community Opening

Power of Protest: The Movement To Free Soviet Jews is a powerful exhibit from the National Museum of American Jewish History. WSJHS is proud to have this exhibit as their first nationally touring exhibit, along with a companion exhibit, "The Soviet Jewish Experience: Washington State Stories." This local exhibit will highlight local efforts made to free Soviet Jews along with stories from some of those individuals who moved to Washington state from the Soviet Union.

Community Opening event on March 12. Featuring a presentation by Sasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor of Russian Studies and Jewish Studies in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

Play: The Diary of Anne Frank

April 4 - May 19, 2019 | Seattle Children's Theatre | Ages 9+ | Tickets

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Janet Allen

"In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."

This sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank, comes to SCT as a co-production with Indiana Repertory Theatre. Anne's words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always "fill life with living."

Silent Film: The City Without Jews

April 15, 2019 | Paramount Theater | Doors at 6:00, Show at 7:00 | Tickets and Information

The City Without Jews/Die Stadt Ohne Juden (1924), directed by H.K. Breslauer, is based on the dystopian novel of the same title by Jewish author Hugo Bettauer. This Austrian Expressionist film predicted the rise of Nazism, with Jews attacked and forced to leave their homes. Shortly after the premiere of the film in 1924, the author was murdered by a member of the Nazi Party. The film was believed to have been lost for decades. After being rediscovered in a Paris flea market in 2015, it has now been restored and returned to the cinema screen.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion including our Baral Family Executive Director, Dee Simon. 

CIE Teen Israel Leadership Institute

May 3-5, 2019 | Hillel UW | Students in grades 10 & 11 | Learn More & Apply

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is excited to bring the Center for Israel Education, Teen Israel Leadership Institute to Jewish Puget Sound! An immersive Israel education retreat exclusively for teens. Led by Dr. Kenneth W. Stein, Emory Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History, Political Science and Israeli Studies. Enhance your Israel knowledge while building leadership skills. Qualify for a $2,500 Samis grant for use towards an approved Israel travel program. Cost: $50 includes overnight accommodations at Hillel, all programs and Kosher meals Friday through Sunday morning. 

Regional Institute for the Study of the Holocaust for University Faculty: "Teaching the Holocaust in the Global Age"

May 10-12, 2019 | Western Washington University, Bellingham | Learn More

Faculty from the Northwest region of the United States (Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington) or the Southwest region of Canada (British Columbia, Alberta) who currently teach about the Holocaust or who plan to create a course about the Holocaust within two years of the Institute are particularly encouraged to apply. Faculty stipends will cover lodging, food, and transportation in Bellingham. Offered by the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity at Western Washington University in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University.  Deadline for application - January 15. 

The Parting: Music of Remembrance

May 19, 2019 | Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall | Benaroya Hall, Seattle | Details & Tickets

The world premiere of a new chamber opera by composer Tom Cipullo and librettist David Mason. Commissioned by Music of Remembrance. It's May 19, 1944 - the final evening at home for the great Hungarian poet Miklos Radnoti and his beautiful devoted wife Fanni. Foreseeing his likely fate in a forced labor camp, Radnoti wonders as we often do why we are given life: "To learn what love is. To live. To make beautiful things. To die." Facing these stark illuminations brings a bright awareness of being. 

Germany Close Up - American Jews Meet Modern Germany

September 1 - 10, 2019 | Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle | Info Sessions: Jan. 14 and Jan. 17 | Learn More

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is partnering with Germany Close Up to bring a cohort of young adults, ages 29 to 39, to Germany from September 1 – 10, 2019 (including two travel days)! Participants on the subsidized trip will encounter Germany’s past and present, and reflect on identity and remembrance. The journey is sure to be thought-provoking and will foster Jewish connections, in our local community and with World Jewry. Deadline for Application - March 1, 2019.