JCSF Holocaust Center


The JCSF Holocaust Center is dedicated to the remembrance, research, documentation and education about the Holocaust. As Northern California’s primary resource for education about the Holocaust and genocide, our work increases awareness about Jewish history and the causes and consequences of antisemitism, racism, and discrimination. Through a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and patterns of genocide, our goal is to inspire moral courage and social responsibility in future generations.


Join us for Fall programs!

High School Programs (all virtual!)

Though school looks a bit different this year, the JFCS Holocaust Center invites high school students with a passion for history and advocacy to find their voice in our virtual classroom.  In the Next Chapter, teens develop profound connections with Holocaust survivors and their descendants, while building a special community around social responsibility and genocide awareness.  The Manovill Fellowship offers nine high school students a rare opportunity to study the Holocaust and patterns of genocide at the college level.  Fellows are awarded a $500 stipend upon completion.  Request applications here!

Fall Public Programming (all virtual!)

These free, educational events are open to anyone aged 13 and over.

October 1st at 3pm.  My Mother’s Legacy: A Second-Generation Survivor’s Story.  “I am here before you today because my mother jumped off a train on its way to Auschwitz.”  Our Simon Preisler Fall Learning Series begins with a two-part exploration of primary sources.  Hear testimony from Mishla, daughter of a Holocaust survivor and member of the JFCS William J. Lowenberg Speaker’s Bureau.   Then, join Dr. Yedida Kanfer, Director of Community Education, for an interactive, virtual tour of the JFCS Holocaust Center’s Tauber Archives.

See all fall events on the JFCS Holocaust Center’s website here.