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.
The Fifteenth Annual Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Conference for Educators
Justice After the Holocaust
Date: March 20, 2014
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fee: Free of charge but pre-registration is required
To Register: Visit www.mjhnyc.org/conference by March 13, 2014
When World War II ended, the pursuit of justice began. It continues to this day. This conference will examine the history of the search for and trials of Nazi war criminals, from the immediate postwar period to today.
Prof. Devin Pendas, Boston College, will examine the Nuremburg Trials, denazification, and the Frankfurt Trials. Eli Rosenbaum, Dir. of Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, will lecture on the Eichmann trial and the present work of the Office of Special Investigations.
Participants are invited to tour the Museum before the conference. We will conclude with a light dinner (dietary laws observed).
The conference is free of charge but pre-registration is required. To register, please visit www.mjhnyc.org/conference by March 13, 2014.
This conference is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Mrs. Fanya Gottesfeld Heller.
Polish-Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective
STAJE Seminar for Teachers in Jewish Schools
Date: March 9, 2014
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: Free of charge but pre-reservation required
To register: Call 646.437.4310 or email email@example.com
Jews in Poland have a rich, if troubled history. In the Interwar period Jewish schools, political parties and organizations flourished, yet powerful anti-Semitism also arose. During the Holocaust, there were many Polish collaborators but also many Polish rescuers. After the war, despite continuing anti-Semitism and the departure of most Jews, Jewish life goes on and is growing.
Join us as we examine the relationship between Jews and non-Jewish Poles from the end of the First World War to the present day. Outstanding scholars Samuel Kassow (Trinity College), Natalia Aleksiun (Touro College), and activist and journalist Konstanty Gebert (Warsaw, Poland) will explore this fascinating history.
The program is free of charge, however space is limited and pre-registration is required. To pre-register or for more information, please contact Dr. Paul Radensky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (646) 437-4310. A light lunch for teachers will be available at 11:45 a.m. (dietary laws observed).
Public transportation or parking for teachers will be reimbursed up to $20 per person or vehicle upon presentation of original receipt.
STAJE Seminars are made possible by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: The Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education with additional support from and special thanks to Sigmund Rolat.