Holocaust Education | Upcoming Events

Teacher’s Night

Thursday, September 21 | 6:00-7:30pm
The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services
8540 Baycenter Rd



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 our new exhibit, “We Could Not Be Silent”, led by the curator of the Holocaust Memorial Gallery, Hope McMath; a panel discussion with JFCS’s Holocaust Educator, Melissa Williams; 2nd generation survivors from the Speakers Bureau; and an educator we’ve previously partnered with. 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.

Resources for Educators

Schedule a Gallery Visit
Schedule a Presentation at Your School
Schedule a Virtual Presentation

The Importance of Teaching the Holocaust

In a 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. The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) is working to increase knowledge surrounding this deeply tragic time in history though our Holocaust Education program. This initiative is designed to assist Northeast Florida educators in teaching their students about the Holocaust.

Available Resources

Holocaust Memorial Gallery Tours

In-person and virtual tours may be scheduled

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

Teaching Trunks

Age appropriate, Florida standards-based lessons

Teacher Training & Additional Resources

We will help facilitate any specific needs you have

Contact: Melissa Williams at mgwilliams@jfcsjax.org

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