Our Programs

The Museum and office will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 20th. We will resume our regular open hours on Monday, March 23rd. Please email info@hamec.org or geoff@hamec.org for an immediate response.
Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and its current and potential impact in our area, we will be suspending our on-site survivor presentations at schools throughout the Delaware Valley until further notice. Until further notice we will be utilizing our Skype programs to schools so that our vital message can continue to reach the thousands of students in our area and beyond. If you have already scheduled an on-site program or are facilitating for a program in the future, you will be contacted directly from our Education and Program Directors.
Our Museum is closed for tours until further notice.
Our Educational Programs serve the five-county area of Greater Philadelphia. They are appropriate for 5th – 12th grade students and we offer a variety of educational programs, including eyewitness testimonies, personal interactions with eyewitnesses, two live theater performances, and docent-led museum tours.
Survivor Presentation
Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and its current and potential impact in our area, we will be suspending our on-site survivor presentations at schools throughout the Delaware Valley until further notice. Until further notice we...
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Witness To History Project
Jackie Drobny and Ilse Lindemeyer, 2012 The Witness To History Project is designed to further the message and lessons of the Holocaust through direct interaction between students and Holocaust survivors. Participants adopt a survivor by learning their...
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Anne Frank Theater Project
The Anne Frank Theater Project is interactive experience that encourages critical thinking, compassion, and inquiry. The two plays offered are age appropriate for audiences ranging from 6th grade students to adults. The performances are appropriate...
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Annual Educators Luncheon

8th Annual Educators Luncheon Honoring Rabbi Lance. J. Sussman, Ph.D.

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Congregation Keneseth Israel

8339 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027

$50 per person*
RSVP by Friday, April 17, 2020

Please join us as we honor
Rabbi Lance. J. Sussman, Ph.D.
with our 4th annual
Excellence in Education Award
in recognition of his exceptional leadership, dedication, and outstanding contributions to advocating
for and promoting the fields of Holocaust studies and education, which advance the values and
mission of the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center.

RSVP Today

Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D., a native of Baltimore, Maryland, has served as the Senior Rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel of Elkins Park, PA since 2001. Previously, he was the Rabbi of Temple Concord of Binghamton, NY and Associate Professor of Jewish History at Binghamton University, SUNY. Rabbi Sussman has also taught at Princeton, Hunter College and Rutgers. Currently, he is Chair-Elect of the Board of Governors at Gratz College in Melrose Park, PA. and an Honorary Trustee of Delaware Valley University. Rabbi Sussman is a specialist in the field of American Jewish history, has written several books and numerous articles on the American Jewish experience. Currently, he is working on a television documentary on the history of the Philadelphia Jewish community with History Making Productions. He is also editing a collection of his sermons and essays, “Portrait of an American Rabbi.” Rabbi Sussman and his wife of 42 years Liz Zeller Sussman, Director of the KI Preschool, have five children and two grandchildren.

*A portion of the proceeds is a tax-deductible donation to the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center.

In the News

Sad News about Joe Kahn
We are saddened to announce that Joe Kahn, a prominent figure in the Philadelphia Holocaust survivor community, passed away on Monday, December 30th, 2019. May...
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Program Requests for 2019-2020
Program requests are now accepted for the 2019-2020 program year. Read through our Educational Programs and Request a Program for your students. We recommend scheduling the program...
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Editorial: Pa. schools should teach about Holocaust
Pennsylvania does not require schools to teach about the Holocaust, genocide and human rights violations in general. It should not only require such teaching, but...
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