In addition to our Yom HaShoah programming every spring, the Jewish Federation provides many educationally focused programs and opportunities for dialogue.
The Federation is grateful and honored for the opportunity to work with survivors and their descendants in the Michiana community. Events include educational programming and bearing witness in the hopes of preserving the memory of the Holocaust, the personal stories of the approximately 6 million Jewish men, women, and children who were murdered, those who survived, and the brave individuals and governments who resisted the actions performed by the Nazi government and its supporters.
Our programming and community relations departments are available to work with educational institutions throughout Michiana, as well as private organizations, youth groups, and religious institutions towards the goal of setting up presentations for Holocaust education.
In addition to local survivors, the Federation now offers a presentation by our Israeli Schlichim that presents the Holocaust through the perspective of an Israeli citizen, a national identity that is formed directly by the history and influence of the Holocaust.
The Jewish Federation has a selection of films that focus on the Holocaust available through our DVD lending library. The films include those featured in our Michiana Jewish Film Festival, those shown as part of other programming at the Federation, and films shown on WNIT, our local PBS station. These films, both narratives and documentaries, include a wide range of perspectives of the Holocaust and its aftermath. These films are available for private viewing and use in non-profit educational programming.
Our library also provides a resource for texts relating to the Holocaust. With a range of genres, including autobiography, poetry, non-fiction, and fiction, our books are available to be used for private interest and educational programming.
Please feel free to visit our library during regular business hours to see what resources we have available.
Past Event Photos
In addition to books and films in our lending library we recommend these additional resources:
- The Kurt & Tessye Simon Fund for Holocaust Remembrance at simonholocaustfund.org/index.htm
- Yad Vashem – the World Holocaust Remembrance Center at yadvashem.org
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at ushmm.org