Face to Face, a Kol Israel Holocaust Education Program

Face to Face is a Holocaust education program for public and private middle and high school students and adults in Northeast Ohio. The program provides the opportunity to learn about the Holocaust and apply its lessons to combat bullying, bigotry, hatred and Anti-Semitism to create a better tomorrow.

Our Impact: Over 54,000 students have participated in over 135 schools in over 11 surrounding counties.

Our Interactive Program:

  • Introduces participants to Judaism

  • Provides a historical overview of the Holocaust through presentation and small group discussion – applying the lessons of “why” to current events

  • Includes an inspiring three-hour field trip to come “face-to-face” with a Holocaust survivor, liberator, or child of survivors for a personal testimony

  • Explores the consequences of prejudice, hate, and apathy to teach tolerance and encourage moral development to foster a personal sense of responsibility

  • Supplements History, English, Art, and Religion classes which integrates into the Ohio Department of Education standards

  • Is coordinated by staff and volunteers with content from community Jewish educators, incontestable Holocaust resources and survivor/ children of survivor testimonies

Our Location: This program is located at Shaarey Tikvah, a synagogue in Beachwood, Ohio.


  • $8.00 per student October 24- January 16, 2020

  • $10.00 per student January 21, May 21, 2020

    ** grants are available

To learn more about this program, to arrange a visit, or to support Face to Face as a donor, speaker or volunteer, please contact Marianne Lax at (216) 831-3754 or mlax@kifcle.org.