How can literature enhance our understanding of the Holocaust’s impact on modern Israeli identity? What can literature teach us about a culture’s values and its evolving relationship with its past? What role does memory play in the forming of a society? Dr. Rachel Korazim will lead participants in a study of the Holocaust based on past and more recent works by Israeli authors, such as Amir Gotfreund, Lysie Doron, David Grossman and Savyon Liebrect, Avner Treinin, Yisrael Guri, and others.
In this workshop, participants will:
Engage with a diverse selection of Israeli literature relating to the Holocaust
Examine the changing impact of the Holocaust on Israeli culture and identity
Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text for themes of memory and identity
After this workshop participants will become part of the Facing History educator network with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.
Dr. Rachel Korazim is a freelance Jewish education consultant specializing in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education.
Until 2008 she had been the Academic Director of Distance Learning programs at the the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)Department of Education.
Born in Israel, she had served in the I.D.F. as an officer in the central training base for women and was later a member of the I.D.F. delegation to Niger (West Africa). She is a graduate of Haifa University with a Ph.D. in Jewish education. Rachel has a vast experience in Jewish education both in Israel and the Diaspora. As one of the founders and directors of a special program for soldiers from a disadvantaged background, she was responsible for creating the educational framework and training teachers for the implementation of the program.
Since her first Shlichut to Canada where she was the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) delegation from (1985-1988) she has been involved with Jewish education worldwide; creating and implementing in-service training programs for educators, writing educational materials, counseling, and teaching. Dr. Korazim is familiar, through many visits, with the Jewish education communities of the US, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Since 1990 she has invested a lot of her time and energy in helping the emerging Jewish schools of Hungary.