Discover how history can change the way you see the world.

The JFCS Holocaust Center is a primary resource for Holocaust and genocide education in California.

Education Resources

We are your partner in education—providing the support and resources you need to make history come alive in your classroom.
Curriculum Resources
With a focus on broadening students’ understanding of the Holocaust and genocide, our curriculum teaches more than history.
Speakers Bureau

Firsthand accounts from Holocaust and genocide survivors illuminate the importance of tolerance, embracing diversity, and combating hate. 


Our student and educator workshops are comprehensive, standards-aligned, and taught by experts in the field of Holocaust and genocide education.

Educator Leadership Council

Selected California teachers with a range of instructional expertise serve as advisors to the Holocaust Center and the California Teachers Collaborative.

The California Teachers Collaborative is a first-of-its-kind statewide network that unites California’s educators with leading institutions for Holocaust and genocide education.
By 2027 the California Teachers Collaborative will:
  • Train 8,500 teachers through professional development workshops & institutes.
  • Serve all California school districts with students grades 6-12.
  • Educate 1,062,500 California students.

Featured Virtual Exhibit

The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc

Diary of Rywka Lipszyc

After more than 70 years in obscurity, the diary of a Polish teenage girl that was found at Auschwitz in 1945 has been revealed for the first time.
Featured Testimony

Jacob H.

Jacob describes the days of the first pogrom in the Polish town of Ludmir.

Help Build Northern California’s One and Only Holocaust Center

The state-of-the-art, four-story building will feature classrooms and convening spaces as well as extensive archival and exhibition space to serve students, teachers, and the community throughout Northern California.