“A Multi-Generational Approach to Holocaust and Social Justice Education” Milwaukee (Fox Point), Wisconsin

“A Multi-Generational Approach to Holocaust and Social Justice Education,” TOLI’s Milwaukee (Fox Point), Wisconsin seminar, took place July 28-Aug 2, 2019. The cohort spent time learning about the rise of antisemitism in Nazi Germany and the current state of anti-Semitism. Educators met with Rabbi Ron Shapiro, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Shalom, to learn about the importance of the synagogue in Jewish religious life. Nate Taffel, Holocaust survivor, was interviewed by Scott Lone, co-facilitator of the Wisconsin seminar.
Wisconsin TOLI seminar took our teachers to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. There, the teachers toured the permanent exhibit, did reflective writing, and met with Holocaust survivor, David Dragon. Elaine Culbertson shared a lesson on the importance of artifacts in Holocaust education. Wisconsin teachers shared a wonderful sitdown dinner with our donors and spent time with Yid Vicious, a fantastic Klezmer band. Community members joined us for Klezmer and had the opportunity to examine our identity boxes. Teachers return to their classrooms and communities inspired by a pedagogy of hope and committed to steps they’ve outlined for bringing the lessons of the Holocaust to their classrooms and communities.


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