Jewish Education Program

We work with educators and young people to connect the past to the present.

Through the integration of history and ethics, this unique program expands students' exploration of their Jewish identity, deepens their understanding of modern Jewish history, and honors the principles of social justice and repairing the world.

A Project Focused Learning Initiative in Action at Boston's JCDS

Messages & Announcements

September 27, 2018

This Sukkot, let us consider the idea that a “home” can feel at the same time both permanent and temporary.

April 2, 2018

This grant fosters teacher leadership and enhances student creativity and involvement while developing a school-wide project on the Holocaust and related aspects of Jewish history.

December 21, 2017

Cleveland Metropolitan School District reports that CMSD students step out of their comfort zones and expand their “universe of obligation” by spending the day with students from the Fuchs Mizrachi Stark High School..

November 29, 2017

You can bring Chanukah into your classroom in a meaningful way using Facing History resources. Here are a couple that we've found resonate with students during the holiday.

Navigating Jewish American Identity

Using a video clip from the film, American Creed, students incorporate the ideas of W.E.B Du Bois and historian David Kennedy to explore the tensions that can exist when an individual’s American identity and their religious, ethnic, racial, and other identities are at odds with one another.

Teaching with the revised Holocaust and Human Behavior resource

Revised to reflect the latest scholarship on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and the psychology of bias and prejudice, the new Holocaust and Human Behavior includes a wealth of new materials to support your teaching.

This five-day outline explores the choices of individuals, groups, and nations that contributed to the Holocaust. We recommend using Sacred Texts, Modern Questions to integrate Jewish content into this unit.

Designed to be taught in a Jewish setting, this outline guides you through a unit using readings, videos, and other resources. The unit is organized to follow the Scope and Sequence.

Upcoming Events

Educators in Jewish Schools will find the events below especially useful. 

2018

October

  • 25
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators, Jewish Settings
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

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

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy. This online course features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators in a Jewish setting.

    10.25.18 - 12.5.18
    Online
2019

January

  • 17
    The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today
    Workshop
    Tennessee

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.

     

    Goldie Margolin School for Girls
    388 Conwell Rd
    Beit Medrasha Room
    Memphis, TN 38120
    1.17.19
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 22
    A Conversation with Ariel Burger
    Community Event
    Massachusetts

    Echoes of the Holocaust: A Conversation with Ariel Burger about Elie Wiesel

    Ariel Burger, author of Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom, will share his experiences as he observed Wiesel communicate the Holocaust’s universal lessons to his students.
    Brandeis University
    Usdan Center
    International Lounge
    Waltham, MA
    1.22.19
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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