A Multi-Generational Approach to Holocaust and Social Justice Education

Date: July 16-21, 2018
Location: Milwaukee (Fox Point), Wisconsin

This week long Wisconsin satellite seminar is designed for teachers who seek to deepen their content knowledge and explore best practices in teaching Holocaust education. The majority of the sessions will be held at Congregation Shalom in Fox Point, WI, a northern suburb of Milwaukee. Together, we will travel to the Illinois Holocaust Memorial Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois, hear Holocaust survivor testimony, visit a local synagogue, and attend presentations by experts in Jewish history.

Participants will assume the role of learner and teacher of the lessons of the Holocaust and will acquire multiple strategies and a variety of resources to take back to their classrooms. We will follow The Memorial Library’s model of teacher training as we incorporate reflective writing based on the model of The National Writing Project. Formal training will include the pedagogy of Echoes and Reflections, a nationally renowned Holocaust education curriculum. Time will be dedicated to create written pieces that reflect each participant’s journey and thinking about the Holocaust.

Participants who complete the satellite seminar become part of the nation-wide Holocaust Educators Network. One of the many benefits of being a member of this network is the eligibility to apply for classroom grants of up to $1000.  Both the Holocaust Educators Network and the grant program are sponsored by The Memorial Library and The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights.


Applications for 2018 are now open!



Have questions about this program? Email Lori Menning holalori2010@gmail.com


  • Scott Lone

    Scott Lone, a public school teacher for 20 years, currently teaches at West Bend East High School. He has included Holocaust and social justice education in his classroom throughout his career, but began to focus on engaging his students in Holocaust research seven years ago. Scott is a 2014 Memorial Library Fellow, and has also completed the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teacher Program (HAJRTP).  He traveled to Israel to study at Yad Vashem and has spent time in Poland and Germany, visiting Holocaust memorial sites and walking the sacred grounds of concentration and death camps. Scott is a past recipient of Wisconsin’s GSA for Safe Schools Educator of the Year Award.

  • Lori Menning

    Lori Menning has been teaching ELL/Bilingual education for 15 years at New London High School, where she also serves as the District ELL/Bilingual Coordinator. Lori is a 2011 Memorial Library Fellow and a past participant in the Charlotte and Jacques Wolf Educators’ Conference on Echoes and Reflections. Lori has extensive experience teaching lessons and leading projects that focus on social justice and Holocaust education. She and her students recently participated in the national Adopt a Survivor program, and continue the relationship they established with a local Holocaust survivor. Lori offers workshops and presentations at regional, state and national conferences, teaching best practices and strategies for working with English Language Learners.


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

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