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Holocaust Education

This interactive workshop series, presented and facilitated in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, provides guidance on tackling this sensitive topic.

Participants will be introduced to the Echoes & Reflections Online Resource which includes visual histories, testimonies, primary source materials, and instructional strategies to promote critical thinking.

Trainings are free for New Jersey Educators.

How to Teach the Holocaust for middle and high school educators is scheduled throughout the year. Visit our Events Page for a schedule of upcoming trainings and to register. If a training is full, click HERE to be put on the waiting list.

In-Person Training

  • New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 9 am to 3 pm (breakfast & lunch included)
  • PD Credits Earned: 5.5
  • Registration required

Virtual Training

  • Via Zoom (webcam/microphone required)
  • 3 hours (am and pm sessions)
  • PD Credits Earned: 3.0
  • Registration required

Workshops include:

  • Teaching the Holocaust
  • Empowering Students
  • The Holocaust as a Case Study
  • Connecting the Past with Today
  • Jewish Refugees & The Holocaust
  • Creating Context for Teaching Night
  • Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism
  • Analyzing Propaganda & Teaching Media Literacy

School & District Training

In-school and district wide training is available through the Echoes & Reflections Partnership. For more information about Holocaust education programs available, please visit Echoes & Reflections. Echoes & Reflections is always happy to collaborate to customize their programs based on the needs of a particular district/institution. Contact Program Manager, Jennifer Goss, to learn more and schedule a program.

For questions about NJSBF trainings or to request accommodation or to inquire about accessibility for any training, please contact Jessica Taube, Director of Conflict Resolution and Anti-Bias Initiatives at jtaube@njsbf.org or call 732.937.7523.​

No Show Policy. If you are unable to attend a training after registering, please let us know. You may cancel your registration up to the date before the training by emailing Bobby Espinoza at respinoza@njsbf.org or by calling 732.937.7528.

If you register and do not attend, you will be placed on our “No Show” list. Should this occur three times, you will be removed from our email list. Cancelling allows us to fill your spot with an educator from our training waiting list.

What attendees had to say….

“After over 20 years of teaching the Holocaust, I wasn’t sure if I would find something more I could use to enhance my instruction, but here I did. [The] delivery and the content…shared—especially the phenomenal Echoes and Reflections Lesson Guide—have extended to me a world of possibilities when it comes to bringing this extremely difficult and incredibly important subject, one that will be always relevant, to all ages.”
Jay Wecht

ELA Teacher (7th grade)

“Everything is laid out to teach – no muss, no fuss, fantastic hands-on lessons! I would recommend to anyone!”

Reading Language Arts Teacher (8th grade)

“The Holocaust is often difficult to teach. This workshop will inspire anyone who is faced with this challenging task, making the job so much easier because of all the wonderful resources that are shared with workshop participants.”
Al Mohmann

English Teacher

Holocaust Survivor at the NJ Law Center
Bella Miller: Holocaust Survivor and Speaker
Holocaust survivor Gina Lanceter (sitting) relates the story of how she escaped from a train—that would have taken her to the death camps—through a window (a replica is held by her daughter Dina Cohen). Her powerful story of survival was told at the Foundation’s How to Teach the Holocaust training.