At the Crossroads: Navigating the Holocaust in Indiana’s Classrooms

Date: 2023 Dates TBD
Location: Ligonier, Indiana

Photo: Ahavath Sholom Synagogue in Ligonier, IN


Applications for the 2022 Indiana Satellite Seminar are now closed.

Applications for the 2023 seminar will open in Winter 2022.


In this 5-day seminar, educators will explore what it means to teach the Holocaust by engaging in writing- and inquiry-based learning. Together we will examine the impact of identity, storytelling, and culture in our classrooms and in Holocaust education.  In support of the 2019 Indiana legislation requiring schools to provide “enhanced study of the Holocaust,” we will engage in dialogue with other educators, Holocaust education experts, and survivors. Ultimately, the aim of this seminar is for participants to leave with action plans that will enable their students to become agents of change in today’s world.

This TOLI seminar is offered at no cost to educators. A valid credit card is required for a good faith deposit of $100. Your credit card will only be charged if you cancel less than 2 weeks before the seminar begins or withdraw without notice.

Click here to view the 2022 flyer.

Please contact our Indiana Seminar leaders, Ashley and Sarag, at for more information.

The 2022 program was funded by generous grants from the Kurt and Tessye Simon Fund for Holocaust Remembrance at Temple Beth-El in South Bend, Indiana and the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation.


Please check this page regularly for updates on the 2023 seminar.


  • Sarah Wilson

    Sarah is currently Curriculum Director at West Noble School Corporation. As a classroom teacher, Sarah taught Holocaust topics in history and psychology courses for 15 years at the secondary level. Through teaching historical events involving topics of human rights, Sarah has become an advocate for welcoming classrooms in which multiple perspectives are examined. Sarah earned her M.Ed. from Indiana Wesleyan University. In 2019, Sarah attended the TOLI Summer Seminar and Leadership Institute. To support her work as a social justice educator Sarah has attended training through the Library of Congress, Project Citizen, Indiana University’s Center for Global Studies, and recently earned her ESL license.

  • Ashley Libben

    Ashley Libben is an 8th grade English teacher in Ligonier, IN.  After completing the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers’ Program in 2013, she became much more involved in Holocaust education.  She attended the TOLI NYC Summer Institute in 2015 and the Leadership Institute in 2016 and 2019. Ashley is also a 2016-2017 USHMM Teacher Fellow.  In 2017, she traveled to the Czech Republic as a Schachter Fellow with the Defiant Requiem Foundation. In 2018, she participated in TOLI’s Transnational Holocaust Seminar in Innsbruck, Austria.  Locally, Ashley is involved with the Appleseed Writing Project and serves on the Noble County Public Library Board.


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

TOLI is located at 58 East 79th Street in Manhattan. (get directions)