The Museum of Jewish Heritage â€“ A Living Memorial to the Holocaust was created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust, the Museum honors those who died by celebrating their livesâ€”cherishing the traditions that they embraced, examining their achievements and faith, and affirming the vibrant worldwide Jewish community that is their legacy today. New generations are taught how to recognize and fight contemporary instances of injustice and oppression.
The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuriesâ€”before, during, and after the Holocaust. Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museumâ€™s unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions.
Acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.
The Museumâ€™s mission extends across the country and the world with Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) and initiatives with affiliate organizations: the Auschwitz Jewish Center and JewishGen.