Jewish Family & Community Services Offers
Holocaust Education Resources for Educators

Join us for Teacher’s Night

Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 5:00-7:00pm

Northeast Florida educators are invited to join us over lite bites, wine, and beer, and learn what we can do for you. The evening will include networking, a tour of the gallery led by the curator of the Holocaust Memorial Gallery, Hope McMath, and a panel discussion with JFCS’s Holocaust Educator, Melissa Williams; 2nd generation survivors from the Speakers Bureau, Molly Kushner and Helen Meatte; and a teacher from James Weldon Johnson Middle School, Rebecca Pekarek. We’ll have teaching trunks on display and will walk everyone through all of the resources we have to offer, followed by an open discussion with attending educators about how we can help you teach the Holocaust.

Please RSVP with the button below or contact mgwilliams@jfcsjax.org so we can contact you should CDC recommendations change prior to the event.

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The Importance of Teaching the Holocaust

In one recent survey of adults under 40, 63% did not know that six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. In fact, more than 1 in 10 of those surveyed did not know the word “Holocaust” at all. This has led many to call for an increase in education surrounding this deeply tragic time in history. Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) is working to do just that through its Holocaust Education program. This new initiative, made possible partly through a generous grant from The Theodore and Pauline Cohen Charitable Trust, is designed to help educators teach students about the Holocaust.

Available Resources

Teaching Trunks

Age appropriate, Florida standards-based lessons

Holocaust Survivors Speakers Bureau

Survivors and second-generation family members share their stories and engage students in questions and answers dialogue. Available for in-person and virtual talks

Holocaust Memorial Gallery Tours

In-person and virtual tours may be scheduled

Teacher Training & Additional Resources

We will help facilitate any specific needs you have

Contact: Melissa Williams at mgwilliams@jfcsjax.org