Holocaust Education Program

Lessons of the Past Teach Tolerance in the Present
The Holocaust Education Program is Generously Supported by the Viterbi Family Foundation

The Holocaust Education Program (HEP) draws upon lessons of the past to implement methods of appreciating diversity. While the Holocaust was an event that victimized Jews, its evil is universal. Innovative programming helps in building tolerance, creating dialogues, and promoting a greater appreciation of diversity. The Astor Judaica Library and Community Holocaust Memorial Garden provide ideal settings for this program.

The Holocaust Education Program has:
• Developed a comprehensive curriculum for students from elementary to high schools.
• Created more than 50 informational binders to assist educators.
• Provided training to teachers, to help them create multimedia lesson plans.
• Organized many literary and cultural outreach activities for all age groups.

For more information, contact Marcia Tatz Wollner, Director of Literary Arts & Education: 858.362.1174 or marciatw@lfjcc.org.


Defiant Requiem: The Film



Watch a video here describing the project...

This film depicts a memorial concert which reawakens the story of an artistic uprising in the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin, where a chorus of 150 inmates confronts the Nazis face-to-face - and sings to them what they dare not say.

When it comes to Holocaust documentaries, some people think they have heard it all. But until you have heard the music made by the survivors at Terezin, you haven't heard a thing.

Special Guest: Murry Sidlin, Maestro
President and Founder of The Defiant Requiem Foundation

Price: $9.50; JCC Member Price: $6.50
Free admission for educators and students with ID

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037-1348

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
(858) 362-1348 or tickets.lfjcc.org


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Brunch and Learn
   
70 Days for 70 Years is designed to engage and empower participants in a global project in memory of Holocaust victims and to create a positive learning experience and build a strong Jewish identity. 

This project marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

There are 70 essays in the series and each week we will have a different Rabbi or educator lead a learning session on a selected essay of the week. 

Selected works will be provided. Click HERE to download the essay packet for our program.
* Hard copies of the book are available for purchase at www.70for70.com
* To purchase the Kindle version, please visit Amazon

The 70 inspirational essays were written by internationally renowned educators, historians, and scholars.


This FREE, drop-in, program meets weekly for one hour

Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

Light brunch will be provided - Kosher dietary laws observed

DATES:
Friday, January 30 - 10:00 a.m.
Friday, February 6 - 1:30 p.m.
(Special Afternoon Session)
Friday, February 13 - 1:30 p.m.
(Special Afternoon Session)
Friday, February 20 - 10:00 a.m.

Friday, February 27 - 10:00 a.m.
Friday, March 6 - 10:00 a.m.
Friday, March 13 - 10:00 a.m.
Friday, March 20 - 10:00 a.m.
Friday, March 27 - 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 8 - 10:00 a.m.

RSVP: www.sdcjc.org/70for70 (858) 362-1154
Holocaust Education Programs generously supported by the Viterbi Family Foundation.
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Holocaust Memorial Garden

The Holocaust Memorial Garden was dedicated in April 2000. It consists of a granite memorial call the Wall of Names, which lists the names of 700 victims of the Holocaust, each with a surviving relative in San Diego.

A second wall lists the name of Holocaust survivors living in San Diego at the time of the Garden's dedication.

A third wall lists the chronology of the Holocaust from 1933-1945, along with names of concentration and labor camps.


The names of communities affected by the Holocaust are etched into the stones of the garden, and a special stone remembers the Righteous Among the Nations.

For more information, contact Marcia Tatz Wollner, Director of Literary Arts & Education: 858.362.1174 or marciatw@lfjcc.org