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Transformation and Remembrance: A Journey from the Holocaust to the Classroom

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Date:
April 28
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Organizer

[email protected]
Phone:
201-666-6610
Email:
events@jccnnj.org
Website:
www.jccnnj.org

Venue

Temple Beth Sholom
40-25 Fair Lawn Ave
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 United States
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Phone:
(201) 797-9321
Website:
http://www.tbsfl.org/

Transformation and Remembrance: A Journey from the Holocaust to the Classroom

Please join us for this important presentation in honor of Yom Ha’Shoah on Thursday, April 28 at 11 AM.

Date: Tuesday, April 28

Time: Presentation at 11 AM; Lunch at noon

Location: Temple Beth Sholom, 40-25 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ

Registration: Advanced registration required by Friday, April 22. Online registration now open.

Cost: $5 suggested donations, which include the day’s programming (exercise at 10 AM, program at 11 AM and lunch at 12 PM) are kindly accepted at the check-in desk. All of our programs are open to the public and available at no cost to anyone age 65+ who is a Bergen County resident.

Lunch menu: Honey mustard chicken and vegetable couscous. Also included: starter, side veg, fruit, bread, beverage and take-home milk.

Support: Email [email protected] or call 201-666-6610 ext 1.

About the presentation:

In New Jersey, Holocaust education has been mandated in our public schools since 1991. The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education provides an extensive curriculum for educators to promote the study of the Holocaust and other genocides. Since 1996, the commission has sponsored a summer seminar trip to some of Europe’s most infamous Holocaust sites. Michelle was one of 30 educators who in 2014 visited Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, and the Netherlands with Holocaust survivor Maud Dahme and a film crew that created a documentary demonstrating one of the many ways New Jersey educators learn to teach the important lessons of the Holocaust, and inspire their students to respect others, and become “upstanders” and not “onlookers”.

About the Presenter:

Michelle Myers is a retired Teacher of French and Holocaust and Genocide Studies and holds a Master of Education in School Leadership. Michelle was recognized as Educator of the Year, and received numerous teaching awards and international study grants to travel to Peru, China, Israel, and sites of the Holocaust. Her partnership with The Esther Raab Holocaust Museum and Goodwin Education Center as a teacher and Steering Committee Board Member resulted in a myriad of student fundraising activities, programs, and scholarships. Michelle currently serves as a Board Member on the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. 

Support

This programming is made possible with the support from Jewish Federation of Northern NJ and Bergen County Division of Senior Services.

COVID Protocols

Masks are required indoors; lunch offers socially distanced opportunities. Vaccine cards or negative COVID tests taken within 72 hours of the program are required.