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.

The Impact of One Survivor’s Story

Meet Dr. Anna Ornstein, friend of Facing History and a Holocaust survivor from Hungary, and the several students and teachers who were profoundly impacted by hearing her story.

Messages & Announcements

September 10, 2021

New Jewish Education Program Director, Rabbi Yehudah Potok, introduces himself to the Facing History and Ourselves community, with his hopes of deepening relationships with, and providing timely professional development opportunities for our teachers and educators.

Upcoming Events

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



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    Exploring Current Events in Jewish Settings

    October 5, 7-8pm ET
    October 12, 7-8pm ET

    Tools for Exploring Current Events: Workshop Series for Educators in Jewish Settings

    Engaging students with current events is a crucial part of their development as informed and humane citizens in a democracy. It can also pose challenges. The news cycle moves quickly, stories are complex, and the issues can spark strong emotions.  How can we prepare students to have reflective and respectful discussion of current events, especially those that may be controversial or divisive? How can we use these discussions as a means to develop students' capacity to be aware of bias and injustice, to make meaningful connections to their own communities and relationships, and to begin to feel their own agency and voice?
    October 5, 2021 - October 12, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See the Complete Facing History Calendar

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Interested in bringing this program into your classroom? Can’t find a resource you’re looking for? Contact us and we'll work with you to find out how we can help you and your school.

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