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How to Teach the Holocaust in Formal and Informal Jewish Education

We want to offer you an in-depth 10 day seminar for Jewish educators in July, at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

The International School for Holocaust Studies has developed special seminars for educators in Jewish education to acquire the necessary skills to teach students of all ages about Jewish history and the meaning of the Holocaust for the present and the future, according to our age-appropriate and interdisciplinary methods.

For more details or to receive an application form, email specifying "Jewish Educator Seminar" in the subject box.

The 10-day Jewish Educators seminar includes:

  • Workshops on adapting and creating age-appropriate, multi-disciplinary materials, programs, and memorial ceremonies. (Elementary-High School)
  • Lectures from world-renowned researchers, authors, university professors, and Holocaust education pioneers.
  • Addressing antisemitism and Holocaust denial, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Meeting and networking with fellow educators from across the Jewish world.
  • Familiarization with Yad Vashem’s pedagogical materials, lesson plans and online teaching resources.

Hundreds of graduates throughout the world of Jewish education utilize our proven pedagogical methods.
Teachers, Community Leaders, Program Directors, Rabbis, Educators, and Youth Group, Camp, and College Directors are invited to attend.

"How To Teach The Holocaust" seminars are heavily subsidized to enable maximum participation and outreach.

"I am forever changed by this seminar. My level of confidence in the material and ability to transfer that knowledge to my collegues and my students has grown exponentially. I feel like I am now able to fulfill what my mission is, to help the memory to live on" (Participant, Summer Seminar)

The Department for the Jewish World

The Holocaust was an unprecedented episode in the history of the Jewish people and an unmatched event in the history of the world. The challenges for proper Holocaust Education for the Jewish people are vast.

Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies (ISHS) has recognized that the challenges to employing the proper educational methods and pedagogical resources are immense. Therefore, it has developed a unique educational philosophy: an innovative age-appropriate and interdisciplinary method for teaching the Holocaust, geared toward the cognitive and emotional age of the student. This dynamic approach not only builds bridges to the Jewish past by examining the historical narrative via personal stories and testimonies, but also promotes universal humanistic values grounded in Jewish ethics.

Yad Vashem’s philosophy builds an understanding of the Holocaust as an integral factor that can be incorporated into the enormity of Jewish identity and memory.

The Department for the Jewish World - Professional Development

Meeting the Needs of Jewish Educational Institutions Worldwide
  • Seminars, Workshops, Educational Trips, and Materials for Jewish Educators
  • Video Conferences with Holocaust Survivors and Leading Scholars
  • Online Community Forums and One-On-One Consultation with Experts
  • Curricula, Lesson Plans, Programs, Activities, and Online Courses
  • Video Testimonies, Databases, Encyclopedias, Art Exhibitions, Maps

Our department has created a comprehensive learning experience beyond traditional seminars, so that lessons learned and experience gained can be translated into practice in classrooms around the globe.

Local On-Site Training

The International School is able to accommodate teachers’ busy schedules by providing tailor-made short seminars, lectures, and training sessions in schools and institutions around the world for in-service teachers. In this way, Yad Vashem is able to provide practical pedagogical resources that are specifically customized to Jewish educators’ needs.

Contact Information

Yad Vashem
The Department for the Jewish World
The International School for Holocaust Studies
P.O. Box 3477
Jerusalem 9103401
Phone/Fax: +972-2-644 3829
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