April 25-May 3, 2022

Yad Vashem Christian Leadership Seminar

Dates: April 25th – May 3rd, 2022


April 25th is the date of arrival. Participants are free to fly home on May 3rd. Your hotel stay is provided by Yad Vashem between April 25th (check-in) – May 3rd (check-out), 2022.


Place: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem


The Course:

The Holocaust is a defining event in human history, which generated a credibility crisis of major proportions in our most basic assumptions about the nature of mankind, of society, of the modern state, and of our responsibility as individuals to take a stand against unjust suffering of innocent people everywhere.  These universal questions, and many others, touch upon the very foundations of civilization and even now, over seventy years since the end of World War II, we have not yet come to terms with the implications of this event. The Holocaust has therefore become a compelling challenge for concerned individuals all over the world.


Yad Vashem, as the world’s leading institution for Holocaust education, commemoration and documentation, is the best place to help committed individuals to meet this challenge in an open, honest, and professional environment. Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies is offering Christian leaders, senior pastors, media professionals, ministry leaders and educators a unique proactive and educational experience in remembering the past and shaping the future.  During the seminar in Israel the select group of about 25 participants will experience world-class lectures, moving Holocaust survivor testimonies and an introduction to Israel. The seminar will also include attending a very moving official  State Ceremony during Israel’s National Holocaust Memorial Day at Yad Vashem in the presence of the President of the State of Israel, the Prime Minister and many other senior Israeli and foreign dignitaries.

The seminar as well all materials are in English.


Application process:

Applicants are invited to send in their application form together with a photo of themselves.


Application deadline:

November 5, 2021


Notification of acceptance:

November 19, 2021



Course participants are required to have English at mother tongue level and need to attend all the sessions and to actively participate in the exercises and discussions. Those accepted to the seminar would become ambassadors of the Christian Friends of Yad Vashem, helping us raise both awareness and funds to continue our holy mission of remembering the past and shaping a better future. Together we will work to eradicate antisemitism and any type of baseless hate.


Participants will also be required to have had a vaccination 6 months or less prior to traveling to Israel. 


Participation Fee and Scholarship:

Upon receiving the letter of acceptance, the participants are expected to pay a non-refundable fee (unless canceled due to the Covid pandemic) of $500 to confirm their participation.


The selected participants will receive a scholarship covering course materials, field trips, hotel and meals. The scholarship does not cover round-trip travel from the participants’ country of origin, travel to/from airports nor medical insurance.


Application form: Download (pdf)


Please email the application by November 5, 2021 to: christian.friends@yadvashem.org.il