Mission & Leadership
The Mission of the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education is to counter antisemitism and to foster Catholic-Jewish relations by making the fruits of the Holocaust scholarship accessible to educators at every level, especially in Catholic colleges and universities throughout the United States. To this end, the Center sustains a vital cooperative program with Yad Vashem in Israel and designs events to assist educators in shaping appropriate curricular responses for students of every age.
The Center's Director is James Paharik, Ph.D., professor of sociology. Founding Directors Sister Gemma Del Duca, S.C., Ph.D., and Sister Noël Kernan, S.C., Ph.D, both hold the title of co-director emerita.
The NCCHE is a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) and the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR).