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Holocaust Education

Many middle and high school teachers are required to teach the Holocaust to their students and don’t know where to begin. Some may even find the subject matter intimidating. With its program, How to Teach the Holocaust, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, provides guidance on tackling this sensitive topic.

This interactive workshop series includes workshops such as Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students; Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy: The Holocaust as a Case Study; Choices Matter: Complicity and Action During the Holocaust; Connecting the Past with Today: Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust; Creating Context for Teaching Night; and Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism. Each educator who attends the Foundation’s program will be introduced to the Echoes & Reflections Online Resource. This resource includes visual history, testimonies, primary source materials, instructional strategies to promote critical thinking, and more.

This program is FREE for educators and geared toward middle and high school teachers. In person trainings are from 9am-3pm and offer 5.5 professional development credits. Virtual trainings are 3 hours at various times and offer 3 professional development credits. Please note that all programs are virtual until further notice. Please visit our Events Page to see our current offerings.

All in person trainings max out at 30 participants and virtual trainings at 60 participants. To be put on a wait list for a training, please click here.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility please contact Jessica Taube, [email protected] or 732-937-7523

 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration links will be released approximately two months prior to training dates. To be the first to learn about upcoming trainings, sign up for our educator email 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!”
Robin

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.

NJSBF “NO SHOW” POLICY

If you register for and do not show up at a workshop, we will notify you that you have been placed on our “No Show” list. Should this occur three times, you will be removed from our email list.

We understand that things happen that might prevent you from attending a workshop for which you are registered. You may cancel your registration at any time up to the morning of the training by simply emailing [email protected] or by calling 732-937-7523 in order to prevent being placed on the “No Show” list.

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic and educational organization. Funding is furnished by the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey and limited to providing education to the public. Your cooperation in honoring your registration at our free workshops is essential.