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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 

Seminar for Teachers in Catholic Schools

Teaching about Jewish Heritage and the Holocaust in Elementary and Middle Schools

Times: August 11 – 14, 2014, 9:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Fee: Free, but pre-registration required.

To register: Call 646.437.4274 or email eedelstein@mjhnyc.org

Join school teachers and administrators, educators from the Museum, Holocaust survivors, and other distinguished speakers for an enlightening conference for teachers in Catholic elementary and middle schools.  Daily coursework includes visiting the Museum’s galleries, lectures from leading scholars, and testimony from Holocaust survivors. Participants will learn how teachings of the Hebrew Bible have guided Jewish individuals, institutions, and communities throughout history. We will 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 symposium materials and meals.


For more information and to register call 646.437.4274 or email eedelstein@mjhnyc.org for an application.

This program is made possible by generous funding from The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany - The Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education.

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

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