Jewish Education Program

Our Jewish Education Program works with educators and young people to connect the past to the present.

Through the integration of history and ethics, this program promotes an understanding of how Jewish values and texts can inspire students to combat prejudice with compassion and indifference with participation.

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Explore Professional Development Opportunities

We offer workshops, seminars, and professional coaching both to individual teachers and whole schools, in formal and informal educational settings. See below for upcoming Professional Development designed especially for educators in Jewish settings. See the calendar for the complete list of all Facing History events. 



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    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    New York

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    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar features the fully revised printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature, and humanities in Jewish day and congregational school settings.
    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion- Brookdale Center
    1 West Fourth St
    New York, NY 10012-2286

Our Most Popular Classroom Resources

Educators in the Jewish Education Program most often use the following Facing History publications and resources in their classrooms.

For all our units, lessons, study guides, and articles designed to be used by Educators in Jewish day and congregational schools., visit our Additonal Resources for Jewish Education.

The Jews of Poland

Print book,

This resource draws on autobiographies, diaries, official documents, and literary works to explore how Jews and non-Jews living in Poland throughout history have responded to questions about identity.

A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism

Print book,

This book traces antisemitism's evolution over the centuries and examines how the ancient hatred continues to shape attitudes and beliefs in the world today.

Holocaust and Human Behavior

Print book,

Get the new edition of our core resource to examine the challenging history of the Holocaust and prompt reflection on our world today. 

Sacred Texts, Modern Questions

Print book,

Designed specifically for educators in a Jewish setting, this resource connects biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary Jewish sources to moral questions of today.

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Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.