Holocaust and Civil Rights Education for Today’s Classrooms

Date: July 30 - August 4, 2023
Location: Fox Point/Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin satellite seminar is designed for teachers who seek to deepen their content knowledge and explore best practices in Holocaust education. The seminar will be held at Congregation Shalom in Fox Point, Wisconsin and includes a field day at the Illinois Holocaust Memorial Museum in Skokie, Illinois, and at the Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee. Participants will have the opportunity to hear survivor testimony and attend presentations by experts in Jewish history, as well as learn about contemporary Jewish life. Engaging as teachers and learners, participants will acquire multiple teaching strategies and a variety of resources to apply in their classrooms. The seminar’s content is processed through inquiry-based reflective writing and the development of action plans educators can apply in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

Further details:

  • Books, materials, and entrance fees provided
  • Meals: Lunches and some dinners
  • Professional development hours available
  • Field experiences: Illinois Holocaust Museum, Congregation Shalom, America’s Black Holocaust Museum
  • Out-of-town participants: Housing stipends available

Click here to view our 2023 flyer.

Thank you to Bader Philanthropies and Harri Hoffmann Family Foundation for their generous support of our 2023 Wisconsin Seminar.
      Harry Hoffman Family Foundation Logo

For questions about the Wisconsin seminar, please contact seminar leaders, Scott and Amber, at toliwisconsin@gmail.com.  


  • Scott Lone

      Scott Lone is a retired high school social studies for and spent 25 years in the classroom.  He currently works part-time in the West Bend School District assisting at-risk students gain credits for graduation.  Scott’s students have worked through a comprehensive Holocaust unit throughout his career and changed the way he engaged students in learning about the Holocaust after a trip to Israel.  Scott is a 2014 Olga Lengyel Institute Fellow, and has also completed the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teacher Program (HAJRTP).  He is also a  2018-19 Teacher Fellow of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC. Scott has traveled to Israel to study at Yad Vashem and spent time in Poland and Germany, visiting Holocaust memorial sites and walking the sacred grounds of concentration and death camps. He was part of TOLI’s  transnational seminar in Innsbruck, Austria in 2018.  Scott is a past recipient of Wisconsin’s GSA for Safe Schools Educator of the Year Award and was named a Rolf’s Education Foundation Teacher of the Year in 2021.
  • Amber Tilley

    Amber Tilley, English Language Arts teacher at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River, has been an educator for 25 years. She has focused on social justice throughout her career, but after having read Night by Elie Wiesel, also became passionate about Holocaust education. In 2011, Amber traveled to eastern Europe and visited Holocaust sites, including Ponar, Majdanek, Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Terezin. In 2013, she went to Israel and studied at Yad Vashem. Amber took part in the 2016 TOLI Summer Seminar, furthering her understanding of Holocaust education and establishing herself in a network of Holocaust educators. She has a BA in English, a M.Ed in Education, and is also a National Board Certified Teacher.


For more information about The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI), please contact info@tolinstitute.org

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