TOLI Programs Grow in Europe

TOLI programs will expand in 2018 to Portugal, Poland and Hungary [ more]

Leadership Conference in Detroit, Michigan

Educators gathered for TOLI's first 3-day leadership conference for alumni of the seminar in New York City [ more]

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The mission of the Olga Lengyel Institute is to educate students in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world about human rights and social justice through the lens of the Holocaust and other genocides so that such atrocities may never again take place.

To accomplish its mission, TOLI provides professional development seminars for educators in the US and abroad that link the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides to current world events, thereby working with teachers to promote a human rights and social justice agenda in their classrooms. Learn more.

TOLI In Action

Summer Satellite Seminars the Largest Number in TOLI’s History

In 2017, TOLI ran 11 satellite seminars in communities across the country, the largest number in its history. The summer 2017 schedule, which included five new locations, reflected TOLI’s ongoing […continue]

Teaching the Holocaust in Greece

In a country where the Jewish community was almost wiped out, extremism is on the rise, and anti-Semitism polls the highest in Europe, a seminar in Athens brings a timely […continue]

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O’Neill High School Remembrance Project

  • Katrina Gotschall, O'Neill High School, Nebraska

To Be Human in an Inhuman World

  • Sashka Konakchiyska and Daniela Mertakchiyska, Sepereva Banya

Visas for Life Project

  • Toshimi Abe-Janiga, Riviera Beach Preparatory and Achievement Academy, Riviera Beach, Florida

Graduates of TOLI Summer Seminars are eligible to apply for mini-grants to support projects in their classrooms, their schools, and their communities. Grants are awarded to support a wide variety of classroom work, visits by Holocaust survivors, field trips to Holocaust centers and other relevant sites, and extended programming and community outreach that bring Holocaust and social justice education to wider audiences.


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Graduates of our summer seminars in Europe are eligible to apply for mini-grants of up to $300 for projects in their classrooms, their schools, and their communities. These grants have been  used to support teaching students about the Holocaust, human rights, Jewish life in their country or community, discrimination, tolerance, and respect for diversity.

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Euro Grants

Satellite Programs

The Satellite Seminars bring TOLI programs to teachers across the country. These five-day seminars are designed to provide a collaborative and safe environment in which teachers can explore the difficult subject of the Holocaust and other genocides. While each Satellite focuses on local issues, the overall goal is for teachers in all of the Satellites to leave with strategies, materials, and ideas for use in their own classrooms. One long-term goal is for teachers to become advocates for social change and to return to their classrooms with action plans that will enable them and their students to have a positive impact on their communities.

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International Programs

TOLI has been steadily expanding its reach overseas after identifying a critical need to support teachers in Europe. Since 2012, TOLI has been providing important resources to European educators with limited or no access to the tools they need to engage students in the study of the Holocaust and social justice issues.

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