Twinning Programmes

Of the 6 million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust, 1.5 million of them were children. These children didn’t have a chance to live their lives or to fulfill their hopes and dreams.

Our twinning programme aims to help Bar and Bat Mitzvah participants to learn about the Holocaust in a personal way, through researching and honouring the life of one child who didn’t have a chance to reach this important milestone.

This project adds further depth and empathy to Holocaust education, and offers the participant the opportunity to experience the values of kavod (honour), chased (kindness), and tzedakah (charity).

You will receive a certificate from the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, as well as some suggestions on how to further integrate this programme into your celebration. We do not charge for participation in our twinning programme, but we do respectfully ask for a donation to assist us in furthering our educational work.

We also have a new programme on offer, where people who are commemorating a special event in their lives can make this occasion even more memorable and meaningful by twinning with an individual whose life was cut short due to the tragic events of the Holocaust.

A special certificate will be given to each participant with their “twin’s” name and the occassion of the twinning. We could also include a personalised guided tour of our Permanent Exhibition for the participant, their family and friends.

To participate contact or +27-11-640-3100.