Our Mission

The Central Valley Holocaust Educators’ Network is dedicated to supporting teachers in effectively implementing a Holocaust curriculum that meets California Social Studies and Language Arts Standards. With an understanding of the constraints that teachers face, we help them respond to a variety of challenges that this complex curriculum presents. We offer ongoing follow-up training and resources that build upon the foundation laid by acclaimed programs that offer Holocaust education seminars.

Our Philosophy

We believe that teaching about the Holocaust can help students understand the roots and ramifications of prejudice, the dangers of apathy and the fragility of democracy, and can instill a sense of personal responsibility for promoting and preserving pluralism.

We recognize that teaching the full content and broad implications of a Holocaust curriculum requires teachers to adjust their pedagogy to the needs of their students and the realities of their classrooms.

We foster a collaborative culture among educators because we believe that by sharing their experiences, teachers can help each other achieve their objectives and effectively implement Holocaust curriculum in a wide variety of settings.

Who We Are

We are a nonprofit organization of educators dedicated to supporting teachers in effectively implementing a Holocaust and genocide curriculum with workshops, follow-up training, ongoing support, consulting and resources.




This seminar was one of the most — if not the most — helpful, useful and enlightening seminars I’ve been to. All resources will be extremely useful in class with minimal modification. Also answered one question my students always have and I could not answer — Why the Jews? I appreciate the tact and care in presenting such a heavy topic.
— Joel Shin, Harriet Eddy Middle School
There were so many ideas that I can incorporate into my teaching. I appreciate the professional sharing and learning about available resources.
The activities practiced throughout the workshop are very applicable to the classroom. It was very helpful and useful to have discussions on moral issues and human behavior that I know my students can benefit from.
— Luz Alvarez, Language Academy of Sacramento