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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

The Dilemma of Jewish Cooperation with the Nazis
STAJE Seminar for Teachers in Jewish Schools

Date: February 21, 2016
Time: 12:30 P.M. – 5 P.M.
Fee: Free of charge but advance registration is required
To Register: Call 646.437.4310 or email pradensky@mjhnyc.org

One of the more troubling dilemmas we confront as educators is how to teach about Jews who worked together with the Nazis in a way which resulted in further persecution of their fellow Jews. As we consider the moral challenges Jews faced during the Holocaust, we wonder whether or at what point Jewish cooperation with the Nazis moved from self-preservation to something more sinister?

Join scholars and other experts Yitzchak Mais (Museum of Jewish Heritage), Samuel Kassow (Trinity College), Gabriel Finder (University of Virginia), and Neal Sher (former director, Office of Special Investigations) for a fascinating seminar that will explore Jewish cooperation with the Nazis and will also focus specifically on the Jewish police in the ghettos, the post-war “Courts of Honor” that prosecuted Jews suspected of being complicit with the Nazis, and finally the United States prosecution of a Jewish kapo (forced labor supervisor).

The program is free of charge, however space is limited and advance registration is required.


To register or for more information, please contact Dr. Paul Radensky at pradensky@mjhnyc.org or call 646.437.4310.

A light lunch for teachers will be available at 11:45 A.M. (dietary laws observed).

We acknowledge in appreciation the Jewish Conference of Material Claims Against Germany for supporting these educational programs. 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.

 

Seventeenth Annual Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Conference for Educators

Date: March 29, 2016
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 22, 2016

Dr. Rachel Yehuda, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Helen Epstein, author of the groundbreaking Children of the Holocaust: Conversations with Sons and Daughters of Survivors, will examine the effects of the trauma of the Holocaust on the lives of survivors and their descendants.

The conference is free, and will conclude with dinner (dietary laws observed), however, pre-registration is required by March 22, 2016.

Please select the correct ticket type when registering.

For more information and to register, please visit www.mjhnyc.org/conference by March 22.

This conference is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Museum Trustee Mrs. Fanya Gottesfeld Heller.

 

Meeting Hate with Humanity: Life During the HolocaustTentative Dates: 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 will be made in spring 2015. Registration through the ASPDP site will begin in May 2015.

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 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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