The mission of the JCRC's Esther Raab Holocaust Museum and Goodwin Education Center is to use the experience of the Holocaust as a vehicle for teaching people about the past and educating them for the future. The objective of this effort is not only to remember the events of the Holocaust, but also to teach the lessons of the Holocaust, to reduce prejudice and affect attitude such that there will be a lessening of hatred, bigotry, and violence against all groups in the future.


Programs & Resources

Programs for Students

We are dedicated to teaching about the Holocaust, preserving the experiences of those who survived, and honoring the memory of those who perished. According to statistics from the FBI, New Jersey is home to the second highest number of hate crimes in the country. Teaching the lessons of the Holocaust is an important and effective means to reduce prejudice and affect attitudes to lessen hatred, bigotry, and violence against all groups.
 


Student Community Service

The Richard C. Goodwin-Josiah DuBois Humanitarian Award is given to deserving students who exemplify the outstanding attributes of Josiah DuBois, a local hero who stood up against the evils of Nazi Germany and whose actions led to the rescue of more than 200,000 Jews during the Holocaust. All high school students in grades 11-12 who participate in clubs or activities that work for tolerance, humanitarianism, and respect for all are eligible to apply.


Teacher Training

We offer accredited workshops for teachers both at our Center and also at your school. In partnership with the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, as well as national organizations, such as the USHMM, the ADL, and others, we work with teachers to help them fulfill the NJ Mandate to teach about the Holocaust and incorporate the lessons of this terrible time in history into their classrooms.
 


Teacher Resources

It is our goal to help teachers, whenever possible, to enrich the lessons they teach their students about the Holocaust. So we are happy to share with you copies of movies, in either VHS or DVD format; recorded testimonies of Holocaust survivors and concentration camp liberators; posters; and books from our vast library collection. Additionally, we are happy to help you locate resources that may be available from other sources.
 

Generations After

Established for the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, who are linked to each other with the shared goals of preserving their family histories and honoring the legacy of their parents and grandparents. The mission of this group is to share resources and programming ideas, provide emotional support, and work towards preserving the history of the Holocaust while using its lessons to help create a community of mutual respect and acceptance for people of all races and religions.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Community Wide Kristallnacht Observance

    Tuesday, November 9th - 7:00pm - Virtual Program

    Heather Dune Macadam - 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz - This is the untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked on March 25, 1942 into boarding the train that became the first official transport to Auschwitz. In conjunction with Katz JCC Festival of Arts, Books, and Culture.

Thank you to our JCRC, Raab/Goodwin, and BookMates supporters!

Engagement through Raab/Goodwin:

 

  • Survivor and Children of Survivors Speakers Bureau

  • Professional Theatrical Performances

  • Video Conference Programs with Schools

  • Esther Raab Holocaust Museum Tours with Trained Docents

  • Student-Only Screenings of Recent Holocaust Movies

  • In-Service Training Programs for Educators

  • Guest Reader Program for Elementary Schools

  • Josiah Dubois Scholarship for Recognition of Students Working to Help Others

  • Community Commemorations for Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Established by the UN) and Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)

  • Traveling Exhibit: The Holocaust and Genocide-The Betrayal of Humanity

Fast Facts

- Touches the hearts and minds of over 20,000 people per year

- Works with over 250 schools, the juvenile justice system, and community organizations throughout the region

- Arranges for Holocaust survivors to share their personal testimonies with students and community members

- Enables World War II veterans to share their eyewitness accounts of the liberation of concentration camps

- Maintains archival testimonies of over 100 local Survivors and concentration camp liberators

- Offers teacher training programs to help educators enrich their existing curriculums

- Focuses all of its programs to help students understand the need to stand up against the bullying and bigotry that they witness and experience in their daily lives

For more information please contact Helen Kirschbaum, Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center Director (856)-751-9500 ext 1249 or hkirschbaum@jfedsnj.org