Our archive of local Holocaust survivor testimony is a powerful record of Holocaust experiences and an invaluable tool for educators.
The Federation's Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI) works to ensure that the Holocaust and its lessons are not forgotten. Its acronym, CHAI, meaning "life" in Hebrew, reflects the mission of The Center, to keep alive the memory of the Holocaust through the life stories of local survivors and their families. The Center is located on site at the Jewish Federation and can be reached by phone at 585.241.8637.
NY State mandates the teaching of the Holocaust, and we know that Holocaust Education is vital for creating a just world. We are here to provide teachers, educators, and community members with all they need to engage in this important work.
On-site library and media center including 1,200 books, 400 videos and 70 survivor testimonies
Teacher and student interschool conferences
Community programming on the Holocaust.
Community programming for survivors, families, and families of those who's loved onesperished in the Holocaust.
Speaker's Bureau and "Survivors in th Classroom".
Poster series and photography exhibit available for loan
CHAI helps lead the teen Journey for Identity, providing teenagers with the opportunity to travel from Rochester to Poland and Israel.
Events and Programming From CHAI