The Holocaust Center for Humanity teaches the lessons of the Holocaust, inspiring students of all ages to confront bigotry and indifference, promote human dignity, and take action.

Since 1989, the Holocaust Center for Humanity has taught the history of the Holocaust so that our local survivors, their families, and millions of other victims will not be forgotten, and their stories would inspire positive action. Through education, events, field trips, museum visits, and community programs, the Holocaust Center for Humanity remains dedicated to its responsibility to fight hate by educating students, teachers, and the general public about the dangers of intolerance and the difference each one of us can make. 

Welcome to Our Home

 

I Can Make a Difference

 

 

From Generation to Generation

 

 

The Holocaust Center's Strategic Plan 2022-2025

The 3-year Strategic Plan sets clear goals with measurable outcomes to ensure we are meeting the needs of our community and creating a meaningful and sustainable organization. Strategic priorities include: 

  1. Scale to more schools
  2. Reach new audiences
  3. Connect the past to today
  4. Build organizational strength
  5. Secure our future

 

2021 Report to the Community

Thank you to everyone who supported the Center in 2021!
Click the image below to view the Center's 2021 Annual Report.

2021 Annual Report Cover

 

 

The Holocaust Center provides the following resources to educators, students, academics, authors, and public and private organizations:

  • Museum
  • Educational programs and curricula
  • Community programs
  • Artifacts
  • Teacher Training
  • Teaching Trunks
  • Speakers Bureau of survivors, witnesses, liberators, second generation, and WWII veterans
  • Online resources including curricula and teaching activities
  • Exhibits
  • Library collection of books, videos, video testimonies
  • Writing, art, and film contest
  • European Tours
  • Support and consultation for educators

The Holocaust Center's work is funded by individual donations and grants.

Contact Us

 

Board of Directors

President: Lynne Smith, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Deputy Director
President-Elect: Paul Bloom, Microsoft, Product Lead, Cortana
Treasurer: Chuck Stempler, Alphagraphics, Business Owner
Secretary: Ron Friedman, Karr Tuttle, Attorney
First Vice President: Rachel Nathanson, Urban Planning Consultant, Business Owner
Second Vice President: Naomi Newman, Staklist, VP, Content and Research
Immediate Past President: David Alhadeff, Goldman Sachs, Vice President

Branda Anderson, Educators for Change Representative
Shelley Bensussen, Retired Salesperson, Past Board Chair JFGS, Community Volunteer
Alex Bogaard, Brown and Brown of Washington, President
Teri Citterman, Talonn, Executive Performance Coach
Arik Cohen, Microsoft, Lead Program Manager
Cara Egan, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, Senior Communications Officer
Bob Evans, Nonprofit and Community Liaison, Philanthropist
Lela Franco, Business Owner, Philanthropist
Henry Friedman, Retired Business Owner, Holocaust Survivor
Josh Gortler, The Kline Galland Center Foundation, President
Catherine Lirtsman, Student Leadership Board Representative
Eric LeVine, Business Owner, Emeritus Board Member for United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Rabbi James Mirel, Temple B'nai Torah, Senior Rabbi Emeritus
Nancy Powell, Philanthropist, Director of the Powell Family Foundation
Jack Schaloum, Federal Army Navy Surplus, Business Owner
Judy Schocken, Philanthropist
Jordan Weiner, Ambassadors for Change Representative
Sarah Zaides, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, University of Washington, Associate Director, Historian

Honorary Board

Cheryl Berenson, Community Volunteer
Marc A. Boman, Perkins Coie LLP, Of Counsel
Senator Reuven Carlyle, Washington State Senator
Carolyn "Puddin" Cox, Alexander Hamilton Foundation, Founder; Social Worker
Peter Damm, Holocaust Survivor, Retired Business Owner
Milt Doumit, Verizon
Sandra Friedman, Community Volunteer
Janee Hahn, Catered Printing, Business Owner