TOLI Art Exhibit

Visit our TOLI Art Exhibit page to view the powerful pieces from students around the world reflecting what they have learned about the Holocaust through art. [...read more]

TOLI Holds First Seminar in Vilnius, Lithuania

Assia Raberman, Holocaust survivor, speaking to teachers at Lithuania seminar. [...read more]

TOLI Seminar in Kiev, November 1-5, for teachers in Ukraine

The seminar also visited the Babi-Yar Forest Memorial to victims of brutal Nazi massacre. [...read more]

Reclaiming Our Humanity: Jackson Mississippi

Connecting anti-Jewish laws of Nazi Germany and oppressive Jim Crow laws in Southern US [...read more]

TOLI in Ferrara, Italy

TOLI’s second annual seminar in Italy took place in Ferrara, bringing together 35 teachers from around the country to learn about the Holocaust and apply its lessons to their classrooms. [...read more]

Worlds Apart But Not Strangers

Learning From Holocaust & Native American Experience to Confront Extremism and Intolerance [...read more]

Honoring Resilience

Bridging the Gap Between Holocaust & Dakota Exile In Minnesota [...read more]

"TOLI Embodies a Deep and Rich Humanity That Helps Teachers Build Relationships That Strengthen Everyone in the Struggle for Justice."

Featuring TOLI Teacher Peter Bobbe of Mountain Heritage High School, Burnsville, NC. [...read more]

"My Students Will Be The Ones To Make The World A More Inclusive Place, Where No One Will Be Called 'The Other.'"

Featuring TOLI Teacher Andy Dombrowski ofChrist the King School, Lexington, KY [...read more]

NEVER AGAIN BEGINS IN THE CLASSROOM

The Olga Lengyel Institute (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. 

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Announcing New TOLI Art Exhibit in Memory of Kathy Carlisle

TOLI has established a student art exhibit in memory of Kathy Carlisle, a beloved TOLI teacher from Sacramento, California.  Kathy was a high school art teacher, photographer, and painter who was dedicated to illuminating the lessons of the Holocaust through her art and the art of her students.  Her powerful work is a testament to her artistry and love of teaching, and has inspired our new TOLI art exhibit in her memory.

We are inviting all TOLI graduates of our domestic and international seminars to submit photographs of their students’ artwork to reflect what they have learned about the Holocaust. We will begin highlighting the art through the month of February and will continue throughout the spring semester. Representations of the students’ art work will be shown on TOLI’s website, and featured in related media – Facebook, Instagram and We will also offer the artwork to  local newspapers and community media to honor student voices and ideas and to keep Kathy’s memory alive. Submit artwork here

TOLI in the News

Newsday- UN to mark 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

“We believe that education is the most important thing to prevent these types of holocausts in the future,” said Mark Berez of Dix Hills, who serves as president of The […continue]

New York Jewish Week- ‘Never Again’ Begins in the Classroom

This Monday marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The timing of this important event coincides with an unprecedented escalation of anti-Semitism. From Pittsburgh to Paris, the killing of […continue]

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Mini-Grants

Broken Glass, Broken Lives: Putting the Pieces Back Together

Recipients:
  • Scott Lone, West Bend High School, West Bend, Wisconsin

How Can the World Community Ensure ‘Never Again’?: An Evening With Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth

Recipients:
  • Jennifer Rodgers, Dominion High School, Sterling, Virginia

Memory and Legacy – Migration Workshop with Rachael Cerrotti

Recipients:
  • Amy McLaughlin-Hatch, Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, South Easton, Massachusetts

A Student’s Journey

Recipients:
  • Angela Frank, Springbrook Middle School, Adrian, Michigan

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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Euro-Grants

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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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.

Satellite Locations

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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.

Program Locations

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