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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

 

Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 pm, Holocaust Center (826 Hazelwood Ave)

Waldman International Arts & Writing Awards Reception

You’re invited to join the participants and winners of the 2016-2017 Waldman International Arts & Writing Awards at our award ceremony and dessert reception.  The student winners from the Pittsburgh area and from Israel will receive their awards.  Artwork, films, and writings from the winners will be displayed.  All are welcome!  This event is free and open to the public. REGISTER HERE!

 

Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm, Jewish Community Center (5738 Forbes Ave)

Yom Hashoah Commemoration

The Holocaust Center’s annual Yom Hashoah commemoration will include music and singing, including a performance from the Chamber Choir of Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts, and a candle lighting to remember victims, survivors, liberators, and the righteous.  There will also be time for silent reflection.  This event is free and open to the public.  Due to limited seating, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  REGISTER HERE.

Contact Christina Sahovey, csahovey@hcpgh.org or 412-939-7289 with any questions or to RSVP.

 

Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 pm, Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Ave)

Program with Aron Bell

Join the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh and Classrooms Without Borders for an evening program with Aron Bell, the last surviving Bielski Brother.  Immortalized by the book and film Defiance, the Bielskis established a community in the forest of Belarus during World War II. They fought as partisans against the Nazis while at the same time establishing a haven for women, children, and the elderly. The program will include remarks from Mr. Bell and clips from the film Defiance.  There is no charge to attend this event, and it is open to the public.  REGISTER HERE!

 

Sunday, April 30, 9:30 am — 11:30 am, Community Day School (6424 Forward Ave)

Walk to Remember

The Holocaust Center and Community Day School are proud to co-sponsor the first of what we hope will become an annual community event!  The Walk to Remember will be a chance to bring together Holocaust survivors and their families, honoring the survivors, and also to educate the public about the legacies of local survivors.  Participants will walk the perimeter around Community Day School six times to memorialize the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. The walk will begin at the site of the Gary and Nancy Tuckfelt Keeping Tabs: A Holocaust Sculpture.

All proceeds from the Walk to Remember will be split equally between the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh and Community Day School, to fund Holocaust education at both organizations. This is a family-friendly event, and light refreshments will be served. The event will also include music, tours of the Keeping Tabs Sculpture, and meeting with survivors. 

Contact Christina Sahovey, csahovey@hcpgh.org or 412-939-7289 with any questions or to RSVP.

 

Thursday, May 11, 7:30 pm, Holocaust Center (826 Hazelwood Ave)

Teenie Harris Photography Exhibit Opening Reception

The Holocaust Center is pleased to present its next original exhibit, featuring photographs from the Teenie Harris Archive at the Carnegie Museum of Art.  The exhibit will focus on three main themes featuring activism, roughly transcending the years of 1940-1970 in Pittsburgh history: African-Americans during World War II/, Jewish women’s involvement in social activism in the 1950s, and Spiritual Resistance during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s.  Dr. Ralph Proctor, Professor of Ethnic and Diversity Studies at Community College of Allegheny County, will speak about his recollections of knowing Teenie Harris personally, as well as his involvement as an activist.  Cost to attend opening reception is $10, and free for survivors and students with a valid school-issued ID.  (Exhibit will run from May 11 — August 31, 2017)

Contact Christina Sahovey at 412-939-7289 or csahovey@hcpgh.org with any questions or to RSVP.