Press Release – Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to host its 5th Annual Educators’ Luncheon

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to host its 5th Annual Educators’ Luncheon

April 4, 2017

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia will hold its 5th Annual Educators’ Luncheon on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Philmont Country Club, 301 Tomlinson Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This year we will honor the Abington School District with our first annualExcellence in Education Award for their pioneering efforts in the development of internationally recognized Holocaust curriculum and awareness/educational programs for grades 5 through 12.

Guest speaker will be Stefanie Seltzer, founder and president of World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants.

Cost is $50 per person couvert – a portion of the proceeds is a tax-deductible donation to the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center.

The program is open to the public. Reservations are required.

OUR GOAL:
The Holocaust Awareness Museum, located at 10100 Jamison Ave., Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA, is the premier provider of Holocaust education programs in the Delaware Valley and beyond. In the last school year alone, HAMEC completed nearly 500 programs and reached over 43,000 students locally. This year, HAMEC partnered with Microsoft Skype in the Classroom and began Skyping our survivors and their testimonies into classrooms worldwide, reaching hundreds more students in places across the globe! The museum is dedicated to educating students about the consequences of intolerance and hate. Each year, museum programs reach thousands of students through in-person Holocaust survivor presentations, school visits, Skype events, videos, and plays such as the Anne Frank Theater Project. The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is a non-profit organization supported by grants from the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, government and foundation grants, and also private donations.

For more information contact: Shelley Rappaport, Program Director, Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia, shelley@hamec.org (215) 464-4701

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