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  • Writer's pictureWendell Maxey

Raising Awareness, 25th Annual Holocaust Education Conference Set For March



Michael Berenbaum, a professor of Jewish Studies at the American Jewish University who played a leading role in the creation of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, will moderate the 25th Annual Barbara G. Arfa Holocaust Education Conference this March.


The American Society of Yad Vashem will offer “From Documentation to Social Media: Empowering Students to Analyze (MIS) Information" is set for Sunday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Ramaz Middle School in New York City and also available on Zoom.


Professor Berenbaum will wear two hats as moderator and a keynote speaker. Along with serving as Executive Editor of the Second Edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica, Berenbaum is the author and editor of 20 books, scores of scholarly articles, and hundreds of journalistic pieces. He is also the director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust and a distinguished professor of Jewish studies at the American Jewish University.


The annual Barbara G. Arfa Professional Development Conference on Holocaust Education provides educators with innovative resources and techniques to teach students about the Holocaust and sustain the lessons of this event for present and future generations. The Conference’s impact is effective and dramatic: over the years, the Conference, through its thousands of participants, has touched more than 100,000 students. The Conference, which was organized by Marlene Warshawski Yahalom, PhD, Director of Education of the American Society for Yad Vashem, represents a continued collaborative effort among the American Society for Yad Vashem, the Association of Teachers of Social Studies of the United Federation of Teachers, the Educators’ Chapter of the UFT Jewish Heritage Committee, and Manhattanville College School of Education.


In addition to Professor Berenhaum, panelists will also include Felice Cohen, author of “The Last Boy,” Steven Fisher, director and playwright of “The Last Boy,” and Karen Kruger, producer and writer of “Letters from Brno.” Breakfast and lunch are included for in-person attendees and CLTE hours are available for participants.


For more information, go to YadVashemUSA.org or call (212) 220-4304.

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