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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    Holocaust and Human Behavior in Jewish Settings
    Online Course

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    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in a Jewish Setting

    Grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values, this online course examines the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the connection between Jewish history and identity, the moral questions inherent in everyday life, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.
    10.13.16 - 12.7.16


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    Exploring Voices of Young People during the Holocaust

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    Exploring Young Voices of the Holocaust: For Educators in a Jewish Setting

    In this five-evening seminar, participants will explore themes of memory and identity through voices of young people during the Holocaust. 
    5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Gindi Maimonides Academy
    8511 Beverly Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90048

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.

Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

Print book,

This resource invites students to consider the roles of decision making, civic participation, and human behavior as they move through the challenging history of the Holocaust.

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.