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Echoes & Reflections: Teaching About the Holocaust for Ohio Educators

Teaching about the Holocaust for Ohio educators

Join Echoes & Reflections for a free two day seminar hosted by Congregation Beth Tikvah and JewishColumbus to support your classroom instruction on the Holocaust.

  • Earn a certificate to be turned in for 12 contact hours equal to 1.2 CEUs
  • Come away with ready made lesson plans and resource materials for use in classrooms
  • Network with fellow teacher

Lunch will be provided each day between sessions. We will make every effort to meet all dietary needs.

Click here to learn more about Echoes & Reflections.

If you have questions about the seminar, please contact rabbirick@bethtikvahcolumbus.org.

Tuesday, June 4th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 5th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Congregation Beth Tikvah
6121 Olentangy River Road
Worthington, OH 43085


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Program schedule

Tuesday, June 4th

9:00am – 12:00pm | Foundations of Holocaust Education: Focus on Nazi Germany

Through our foundational professional development program, educators enhance their knowledge and capacity to teach about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism, the establishment of the ghettos, the “Final Solution,” and how this historical event continues to influence the world today.

1:00pm – 4:00pm | Women in Resistance: Fierce Females

During the Holocaust, women were often at the heart of resistance, whether spiritual, cultural or armed. This program, highlighting Echoes & Reflections resources, focuses on the role of the female “couriers” and the part they played in armed resistance. This story, often overshadowed by stories of armed resistance in the ghettos of Europe, offers a powerful example of bravery exhibited by a group of Jewish girls and women.

Wednesday, June 5th

9:00am – 12:00pm | It Starts with Words: Teaching the Holocaust to Combat Hate

The Holocaust arose out of antisemitic hatred fueled in part by the power of words. Participants examine the escalation of words to violence, which in turn, become genocide in order to consider where such a progression might have been interrupted. Educators also gain tools to apply these lessons to modern day issues faced by students.

1:00pm – 4:00pm | Antisemitism: Understanding and Countering this Hatred Today

Increase students’ awareness that antisemitism did not end after the Holocaust and consider connections between the persistence of antisemitism in its contemporary forms and this historical event. Educators will also examine ways to help students explore the responsibility of all members of society to respond to and prevent antisemitism and all forms of hate.

More resources

Education Matters Podcast featuring Congregation Beth Tikvah Rabbi Rick Kellner

Ohioans are witnessing an alarming rise in antisemitic incidents, while, at the same time, it is becoming clear that fewer Americans than ever have even a basic understanding of what happened during the Holocaust or why that is still pressingly relevant today. Effective Holocaust curriculum in our classrooms is crucial to changing that, and studies show bad Holocaust education is worse than none at all. That’s why a central Ohio synagogue is hosting middle and high school educators for a free two-day seminar this summer in a partnership with the national group Echoes and Reflections to offer professional development, classroom materials, and a powerful learning experience for all.

WE ARE ONE against antisemitism

Our Jewish Community Relations Council has launched a campaign to fight antisemitism by providing awareness, resources and ways to get more involved in this important initiative. Click the image below to find resources on how to fight antisemitism including other Holocaust education opportunities.

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