Yad Vashem Opens New Seminars Wing

Yad Vashem will today inaugurate a new 45,000 square foot International Seminars Wing of the International School for Holocaust Studies. The wing incorporates eleven new classrooms, a video-conference suite, conference rooms and auxiliary facilities, as well as a 330-seat lecture hall.

The International School holds seminars for educators from some 55 countries around the world, as well as in Israel; develops custom-made pedagogical tools for specific countries and age groups, in more than 20 languages, and hosts hundreds of thousands of students and soldiers annually.

The new wing is supported by Joseph Gottdenker of Canada along with Friends of Yad Vashem worldwide, and the new Edmond J. Safra Lecture Hall, was donated by the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation.