The Center for Holocaust Education thrives as a dynamic, interactive and engaging program division within the EVJCC, aiming to continue to teach this generation and future generations the importance of acceptance and peace. 


Our events encourage collaboration with a greater understanding while honoring and respecting individual histories and traditions.  Programs include presentations, guest speakers, exhibits, a Holocaust education curriculum for schools, an annual Yom Hashoah program and Generations After, a program for children and grandchildren of survivors. 

The Center for Holocaust Education continues to reach people through programs in conjunction with the City of Chandler, Maricopa Community Colleges and the Phoenix Holocaust Association.

Auschwitz Live Virtual Tour


An Auschwitz Virtual Live Tour transports visitors to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp for a unique learning experience, using historical footage, Holocaust survivor testimonies and modern animation combined with virtual reality tools to teach about the horrors that happened in the world’s most infamous concentration camp. 

The tours are live, led by an expert tour guide in Poland who can answer questions and interact with participants. This tour is the most faithful representation of an in-person visit to the Auschwitz memorial site. 

Group tours and public tours are available. Visit

Generations After


The Center for Holocaust Education is proud to host the East Valley Generations After Descendants Forum for children, grandchildren and descendants of Holocaust survivors, as well as those interested in learning more about the impact of the Holocaust.

Advanced certification in Holocaust education

The Center for Holocaust Education of the East Valley JCC has partnered with The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University to offer a new advanced certificate in Holocaust education. 

The school is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 semesters. Arizona teachers, administrators and librarians who work with students in grades 6-12 are eligible to receive financial assistance from the Center for Holocaust Education of the EVJCC, in addition to other available sources. 


Zachor Holocaust Remembrance Foundation
Founder Ben Lesser, a Holocaust survivor, shares his story through conversational video company StoryFile, which allows having a life-like conversation with him using artificial intelligence technology.

Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Virtual exhibits, discussions and films

Museum of Tolerance

Hear a Holocaust survivor
New virtual professional development experiences for educators
Author presentation
Virtual tours and exhibits
Lesson plans

United Holocaust Memorial Museum

Virtual field trips and lesson plans for “The Holocaust: History and Memory.”

Facts About the Holocaust

World Jewish Congress and UNESCO established to provide the world with basic facts about the Holocaust.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Virtual events

Yad Vashem:  The World Holocaust Remembrance Center


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