Rabbis Seminar, July 22-29, 2019

The seminar for Community Rabbis is a 7-day, intensive learning program focusing on helping Rabbis develop the skills needed to create Educational curriculum and content for Shoah studies in their adult education, schools and congregations, and to deliver that content in the most compelling way possible.  The seminar is historically and pedagogically based using interdisciplinary approaches to engage the participants to create understanding of the Shoah in its complexity.  Using the unique Yad Vashem pedagogical approach, modeled lessons, workshops and collegial interaction, participants will be empowered to create individual Shoah Study programs tailored to their respective communities.

Among the topics studied, under the guidance of world famous professors and teachers, are; The History of Antisemitism, The Jewish Life Between the two World Wars, Germany and It’s Jews 1933-38, What is Unique About Nazi Antisemitism?, Life in The Ghettos, Rabbinical Leadership During the War, Dilemmas as Tool to Build Empathy, The Final Solution, The Camps, Return to Life, and Post Holocaust Theological Responses.

We will discuss topics that educators need to consider when developing a Shoah curriculum including; Inter-Disciplinary Holocaust Studies, Using Popular Film as an Educational Tool, and Goals Oriented Shoah Studies. 

Topics in Pedagogy include; Safely In Safely Out, Is There a Place for Simulation in Shoah Studies, The Use of Dilemmas in Shoah Studies, and Creating Empathy as Goal Shoah Studies.

The Rabbis will encounter modeled classes such as A Street in Warsaw, Rabbinical Leadership in the Holocaust, Spiritual Resistance, Shoah as a Tool When Learning Jewish Text, Women in the Shoah, The Auschwitz Album, A Day in the Life of the Ghetto.  These and other education Units for the classroom will be available for purchase.

This program is highly subsidized and space is very limited.  Yad Vashem will cover all tuition costs associated with the seminar; including Hotel accommodations, (double occupancy / Half board), for the duration of the program, food, transportation from the hotel to the seminar and back, and all extracurricular activities.

Plane Fare and Travelers insurance are NOT covered in the Yad Vashem subsidy.

To apply please go to the following link: https://yvng.yadvashem.org/SeminaryRegistration/register-school-form.html?type=8

For more information please contact Rabbi Moshe Cohn at moshe.cohn@yadvashem.org.il