On June 24 we will welcome 28 middle and high school teachers and Holocaust center staff to the JFR’s 23rd Summer Institute for Teachers (SIT). The program will be held at the Hilton Newark Airport and runs through Wednesday, June 28, 2023. Thirteen leading Holocaust scholars will present at the program. The text for the SIT is How Was it Possible? A Holocaust Reader by Professor Peter Hayes. Professor Hayes will be presenting two lectures. Since April, we have been meeting by Zoom with our 2023 Lerner Fellows.
The JFR will be announcing its new online program in the next several months. We have been working with a number of Lerner Fellows these past two years and we thank them for their participation. More on these Lerner Fellows in an upcoming email. We are looking for Lerner Fellows who have experience in aligning state standards in U.S. History, World History, and possibly English language arts and writing. We would like to engage several Lerner Fellows to take our new program and provide an alignment to their state’s standards. Florida is already done. Dr. Bernadette Bennett, a Lerner Fellow, now retired will work with you and will provide a template for you to use and provide any assistance you may need. If you are interested, please E-mail Stanlee at [email protected].
We mourn the passing of Danuta Renk, a Righteous Gentile from Poland who lived in the United States. Danuta passed away on May 23, 2023, while in Poland where she was visiting family. Danuta was 94. May Danuta’s memory be a blessing. Here is a link to her story.
As the school year comes to an end, we would like to hear from you – how your Holocaust unit of study went and what your plans are for teaching the Holocaust during the 2023-2024 academic year.
If you change names, home address, telephone numbers, emails – please do let us know so we can keep your record current. And please let us know if you have retired from teaching!