Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto

Carrie Swartz

Carrie Swartz is the Director of Museum Experience at the Toronto Holocaust Museum. With 25 years of experience in the fields of museum education and public and private education, Carrie is responsible for all functions of the new museum’s education department. These will include museum management, museum education, visitor experience, school visits, teacher education, stakeholder relationships, and outreach. Integral to her role, Carrie works with both internal and external community partners to promote Holocaust education in the GTA and beyond. By providing innovative, inspiring programming, visitors and learners will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the Holocaust and its relevancy today. Through a transformative museum visit, Carrie’s mission will be to promote empathy and combat antisemitism and all forms of hate in the present and future.

Previously, Carrie was the Director of Education at Temple Sinai and in this role, she reimagined the supplementary school curriculum. Carrie also oversaw the Temple Sinai Community preschool and contributed to Youth and Family Programming. Prior to her work in the Jewish community, Carrie worked on education teams at the Art Gallery of Ontario as the Assistant Manager of School and Teacher Programs as and as an Education Specialist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. Carrie has Bachelor’s degrees in History and Education from Queen’s University and a Master’s Degree in Museum Education from the George Washington University. Carrie is the proud mom of two incredible teenagers and loves spending time with her family swimming up north at the cottage, travelling, learning about history and food, and exploring the many neighbourhoods of Toronto.