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.

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To Stay or To Leave: Immigration in the 1930s and Today

Teacher Workshop at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Date:  December 9, 2015

Time:  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (with optional tour at 4:00 PM)

Registration Fee:      $10.00

To Register: click here.            

The Museum will partner with Facing History and Ourselves for a workshop exploring the challenging choices faced by immigrants during difficult times in history. The workshop will focus on the Museum’s special exhibition Against the Odds: American Jews and the Rescue of Europe’s Refugees, 1933-1941, which tells the stories of American Jews who answered the calls for help from Jewish refugees trying to flee the Nazis and find refuge. Attendees will also experience Voices of Liberty, audio recordings of recent arrivals to the United States and their reflections.  The exhibits will be framed by sessions using Facing History's resources on Immigration. Educators are also invited to stay for an optional tour of the Museum's Core Exhibition beginning at 4:00 pm.

In this workshop you will:

  • Receive and use primary source documents and experience methodology that helps your students consider and feel the impact of these difficult choices
  • Explore themes such as the risks and challenges of migration around the world in history and today
  • Receive a private tour of Against the Odds and Voices of Liberty with debriefing


The workshop includes lunch (dietary laws observed).


Professional development at the Museum is funded, in part, by a generous grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education


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

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