America and the Holocaust - A STAJE Summer Seminar for Educators

July 9-11, 2012

Source: The Museum of Jewish Heritage 


The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust invites Jewish school educators to apply to participate in a special three day summer seminar, America and the Holocaust. The seminar is part of the Museum’s Shoah Teaching Alternatives in Jewish Education (STAJE) programs, and will take place at the Museum Monday, July 9 through Wednesday, July 11, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.


The relationship of America and American Jewry to the Holocaust is complex. During the war, the American Jewish community was divided about how to help European Jewry. When the war ended, and the extent of the Holocaust became understood, American Jews were frustrated that not enough was done to save their brethren in Europe, but rescue efforts which did take place remained largely unknown. In the postwar era, awareness of the Holocaust has had a profound impact on American Jewish identity and political action. Join us as we explore this rich and fascinating topic.


The STAJE Summer Seminar is free, but admission is by application. To obtain an application, email Dr. Paul Radensky, Manager of Education Programs, at .The deadline for completed applications is June 15, 2012. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Radensky by email at the address above or by telephone at (646) 437-4310.


A light lunch will be provided (dietary laws observed) each day of the seminar. A portion of public transportation or parking will be reimbursed for participating teachers.

Updated: Jun. 18, 2012