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Updates!

Come visit us during our public hours! Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. School groups interested please call ahead to make a reservation. 412-421-1500.

Please consider a gift to this year’s Annual Friends Campaign through our secure online donation page so that we can continue teaching the powerful lessons of the Holocaust.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 pm at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Ave)

Screening of Ghetto Steps and Reception with Emmai Alaquiva

The Holocaust Center and Classrooms Without Borders are proud to present a collaborative event.  Join us for a reception as we celebrate local filmmaker and Emmy Award-winner Emmai Alaquiva!  We will screen the documentary Emmai made when he traveled to Poland with Classrooms Without Borders called Ghetto Steps and host a reception to celebrate Emmai’s many accomplishments, including his 2017 Telly Award.  There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is preferred.  Refreshments will be served.  Contact Christina Sahovey at csahovey@hcpgh.org or 412-939-7289 to register or with any questions.

 

Sunday, July 9, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (location TBD)

Hill District Walking Tour

Coinciding with our current exhibit featuring the work of Teenie Harris, the Holocaust Center will be coordinating a walking tour of the Hill District neighborhood, where Teenie lived and worked.  In addition to being a center for African-American culture in Pittsburgh, the neighborhood also boasts deep roots in local Jewish history.  This tour will visit various sites in the Hill District, relevant to both Jewish and black history in Pittsburgh, and illustrating the intersection of the two communities’ history.  Registration to open soon; contact Christina Sahovey at csahovey@hcpgh.org or 412-939-7289 with any questions.

 

Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14 at the Holocaust Center (826 Hazelwood Ave)

Summer Teachers Institute

The Summer Teacher Institute is a week-long, advanced-level seminar designed to help educators gain the knowledge and tools to teach about the Holocaust more effectively. This year, the Institute will look to cover some of the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust and how to address them in the classroom. Speakers include local and national experts on Holocaust education. Teachers of any subject area and grade level are welcome to attend.  Cost to attend is $100.00 for the entire week (attendance fee includes lunch and educational materials).  Scholarships and Act 48 credit are available to those who are interested.  Speakers include Mary Johnson from Facing History and Ourselves, and Kenneth Jacobson from the Anti-Defamation League, among others.  Register here:  https://jfedpgh.org/summer-institute!  Questions?  Contact Matt Hamilton atmhamilton@hcpgh.org or 412-939-7286