Holocaust Center Mission

The Holocaust was a unique historical event; the lessons we learn from it are universal. We are committed to education about the events of the Holocaust, commemoration of those who suffered and triumphed, and documentation of the stories of survivors, liberators and protectors. The mission of Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is to transform community and individual attitudes and behaviors by recognizing, understanding and remembering the atrocities of the Holocaust.  Our programs and exhibitions heighten public awareness, serve to honor survivors, and keep memories alive.

Strategic Goals

The Holocaust Center will primarily use the events of the Jewish Holocaust Experience as a means to teach tolerance to middle and high school students in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia. 

We will also engage with other organizations, individuals and institutions around programming and conversations as to the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust and its lessons. 

We will further work to memorialize and commemorate the legacy of those whose lives were impacted by the events of the Holocaust and the events themselves.

Friends Campaign



Becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah?
During this memorable time, remember a Jewish child gone before his or her time. Participate in the Remember the Children Twinning Program.


 The Holocaust Center has moved to its new location in Oakland, next to the Jewish Federation building. We are now located at 242 McKee Place. If you would like to visit our offices, please call 412.421.1500 to schedule an appointment.

Regular business hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am-5pm, and Friday 9am-4pm (3pm during Daylight Savings Time).

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