Annual seminar for clergy and church leaders at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 12-22 October 2020                                

We offer this unique seminar in association with the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

The aims of the seminar are to provide an opportunity to:

  • Examine in depth aspects of the Holocaust carried out in Nazi Europe
  • Consider issues such as humanity, suffering, evil, forgiveness and redemption
  • Reflect on past, present and future relations between Jews and Christians, including historic anti-Judaism within the Church and the role of the Church during the Holocaust
  • Consider the lessons for society today in tackling prejudice and hatred
  • Equip participants to be leaders in Holocaust education in their communities

Participants should be Christians in leadership positions working in Britain, whether as ordained clergy, lay leaders, chaplains, interfaith advisers, or similar.

It is expected that participants will be active on their return in sharing their learning in their churches and local communities.

The seminar costs just £450 per participant.

For more information, contact Senior Programme Manager Rob Thompson at


The Holocaust: its relevance to every Christian by Peter Chave was first published by CCJ in 2001 and reprinted in 2016 and is a vital resource for Christians and a valuable introduction to the issues discussed on the Yad Vashem seminar. Peter explores the reasons why Christians must engage with the Holocaust, the complicated history of anti-Judaism in the Church, and the need for dialogue and cooperation between Christians and Jews today. To order a copy for £3 please contact the CCJ office.


CCJ produces a resource for Christians with the support of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT). You can download the resource here.


This programme is supported by a grant from The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR):