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WHAT TO SEE


•  "Darkness into Life: Alabama Survivors Through Photography and Art"

Features 20 Alabama Holocaust survivors, detailing their stories before, during, and after the Holocaust.

 

•  Student Art Gallery

Currently showing:  "Not Invisible"

Tape Sculptures from Ardmore High School.

 

• "Unto Every Person There is a Name"

Art installation of student-created tiles in memory of children who perished during the Holocaust.

 

•  Holocaust Studies Library

Over 3,000 volumes covering The History of Antisemitism, The Holocaust, and World War II.

 

•  Other Special Exhibits

 

 

 

 

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

 

Your Visit:
 

Due to the mature content of our material, we recommend students be in the 6th grade or above.

 

Please allow 45 minutes for your visit.

Hours:
 

10-3, Monday - Thursday

Please call to let us know when you would like to visit.

Admission:
  There is no charge for admission. Donations are always welcome.
Location:
 

2222 Arlington Avenue South

Birmingham, AL  35205

(Ground floor of the Bayer Properties building.)

Parking:
 

Individual Parking is available at 2222 Arlington Avenue South.

 

Group/Bus Parking for visitors to our Center is available 1 block away at:

          Temple Beth-El

          2179 HIghland Avenue

          Brimingham, AL  35205

 

Groups visiting Temple Emanu-El can drop off on the street in front of the synagogue:

          Temple Emanu-El

           2100 Highland Avenue

           Birmingham, AL  35205

 

Contact:
 

205.795.4178

info@bhamholocausteducation.org

 

 

 

 

GROUP VISITS (5 OR MORE PEOPLE)

 

All groups must be booked in advance by completing and submitting the:

GROUP VISIT REQUEST FORM

 

  • We require one (1) chaperone per eight (8) students, grades K-12.
  • Our center can only accommodate 45 students at a time.
  • If you have more than 45 students, you may plan your visit in multiple shifts or sign up for a joint visit with one of the two (2) local synagogues within walking distance of the BHEC.

 

 

GROUP VISIT COMBINING THE BHEC & A LOCAL SYNAGOGUE

 

For most survivors, their strongest memories from their life before the Holocaust centered around family and the Jewish traditions that were so integral to their life. A visit to a synagogue provides students with the opporutnity to meet with the local clergy and have a brief discussion about the basic concepts of Judaism.  


                               Temple Beth-El is a conservative Jewish synagogue.

                               Temple Beth-El is a reform Jewish synagogue.

 

All groups must be booked in advance by completing and submitting the:

GROUP VISIT REQUEST FORM

 

  • We require one (1) chaperone per eight (8) students, grades K-12.
  • Up to 45 students would visit the BHEC while the other 45 students visited one of the local
                synagogues.  Students would then switch.
  • IMPORTANT:  Students and chaperones will have to cross 2-3 crosswalks in order to travel between these synaguges and the BHEC.  If this is an issue at your school, PLEASE make sure that all proper field trip liability forms are secure and on hand the day of your field trip.  The BHEC is not responsible for any injury or accident that may occure during this transition.

 

 

INDIVIDUAL VISIT

Please call ahead to book your visit, regardless of group size.