Welcome to The Ninth Candle

Welcome to

The Ninth Candle

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Our goal is to end antisemitism by sharing knowledge.

We are working toward that goal by improving Holocaust education in the United States.

We run educational programs for students and professional development programs for teachers. Our programs are free of charge.

Our goal is to end antisemitism by sharing knowledge.

We are working toward that goal by improving Holocaust education in the United States.

We run educational programs for students and professional development programs for teachers. Our programs are always offered free of charge.

Students in our programs since 2020
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Why The Ninth Candle exists

The ongoing rise of antisemitism across the United States – in everyday life, in the media, and in pop culture – is dramatic proof that existing approaches to Holocaust education don’t work.

A radical new approach is needed. One suited to the needs and demands of the 21st century. One rooted not in a will to fight, but in a wish to share knowledge.

We are that new approach.

Why The Ninth Candle exists

The ongoing rise of antisemitism across the United States – in everyday life, in the media, and in pop culture – is dramatic proof that existing approaches to Holocaust education don’t work.

A radical new approach is needed. One suited to the needs and demands of the 21st century. One rooted not in a will to fight, but in a wish to share knowledge.

We are that new approach.

Latest statistics from the Pew Research Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center:

Latest statistics from the Pew Research Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center:

What's different about The Ninth Candle's approach to Holocaust education?

Non-Aggressive Language

We aren't out to “combat,” "fight," or “tackle” anyone. Our use of non-aggressive language helps us to lower the temperature in this era of political partisanship.

No fiction-driven learning

Stories about the Holocaust often blend fact and fiction in ways that leave students more confused than they were to begin with. We don't use novels or movies in our programs.

Customizable programs

Instead of one-size-fits-all curricula, The Ninth Candle customizes its programs according to the needs of every school. This helps us to build truly effective partnerships.

Diversity

.Antisemitism is a symptom of bigger societal failures, so we embrace a diverse range of experiences, ideas, and perspectives in our programs.

Jewish resistance

Wherever we can, we cast a spotlight on Jewish resistance during the Holocaust.

Collaboration

Wherever we go, The Ninth Candle helps schools to form lasting partnerships with other nonprofits and Jewish organizations in their area.

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