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.


Seminar for Teachers in Catholic Schools
Teaching about Jewish Heritage and the Holocaust in Elementary and Middle Schools

Times: August 10 – 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: Free, but pre-registration required
To register: Download an application

Join us for an enlightening seminar. Daily coursework includes dialogue between Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Fr. Dennis McManus, lectures from leading scholars, visits to the Museum’s galleries, and meetings with Holocaust survivors. Learn how teachings of the Hebrew Bible have guided Jewish individuals, institutions, and communities throughout history. Explore issues of continuity of cultural identity, responsibility to community, and decision-making by examining the impact of WWII and the Nazi genocide on Jewish lives and communities in Europe.

This course is free but pre-registration is required. Teachers will receive seminar materials and lunch.

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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