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The Museum provides opportunities for teachers who are interested in learning more about incorporating Jewish heritage and lessons from the Holocaust into their curriculum, using object based education. In addition to Professional Development events scheduled at the Museum, staff development workshops can be arranged for your school or region.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Meeting Hate with Humanity: Life During the Holocaust

July 5-8, 2016 (24 hours)

This course introduces social studies and English teachers to the scholarship about the impact of WWII and the Nazi genocide on Jewish lives and communities. Authentic artifacts and Holocaust survivor testimony are centerpieces of daily coursework. Through their work in this course, teachers will gain broad knowledge of the history of the Holocaust. The course strongly emphasizes inquiry-based learning and setting instructional outcomes while it incorporates fundamental history study, memoir and historical fiction, and research skills. Presenters include Museum staff, Holocaust survivors, and leading scholars.

Application for this course to be approved for 2 P-credits by the NYC Department of Education ASPDP and credit toward the NYS PD 175 hour requirement to maintain certification has been made. Registration through the ASPDP site will begin in May 2016.

Participants who are taking the course for professional development hours only may register directly through the Museum.

More information will be posted here as soon as it is available. Please email alanceter@mjhnyc.org with questions or for more information.

 

We acknowledge in appreciation the Jewish Conference of Material Claims Against Germany for supporting this educational program. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust the Claims Conference nables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.

 

The Reconstruction of Jewish Life after the Holocaust
STAJE Seminar for Teachers in Jewish schools

Date: July 5-7, 2016
Time: 10:00 A.M.. – 4:45 P.M.
Fee: Free of charge but admission is by application
To register: Call 646.437.4310 or email pradensky@mjhnyc.org

Once World War II ended, the survivors made the first steps to reconstruct their lives. Most tried to find family and friends. Some returned to former homes. Many attempted to go west to the DP camps in the American and British zones in Germany. Some endeavored to immigrate to the land of Israel. Many married and began families, striving to rebuild after profound losses. How did the survivors fare? Who helped them? Join scholars and educators Esther Farbstein, Yitzchak Mais, Avinoam Patt, David Engel, and others as we explore this fascinating chapter of Jewish history.

The program is free of charge, however space is limited and admission is by application. To obtain an application please contact Dr. Paul Radensky at pradensky@mjhnyc.org or call 646.437.4310.

We acknowledge in appreciation the Jewish Conference of Material Claims Against Germany for supporting this educational program. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.

 

 

TOP LEFT: Teacher in gallery studying an artifact. Photo by Melanie Einzig.
 
 

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