Students to participate in advanced seminar in Elizabeth
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Students to participate in advanced seminar in Elizabeth

Illustrative photos: Students gather outside the gates of Auschwitz in Poland on an educational tour of the former concentration camp.
Illustrative photos: Students gather outside the gates of Auschwitz in Poland on an educational tour of the former concentration camp.

THE JEWISH FOUNDATION for the Righteous (JFR) selected 22 middle and high school teachers and Holocaust center staff from six states to participate in its 2020 Advanced Seminar, a three-day graduate-level program which took place Jan. 18-21 at the Hilton Newark Airport hotel in Elizabeth.

Participants came from Alabama, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, Georgia, and Texas. Debra Maller of Metuchen, a history teacher, represented Rahway High School.

The program is open to Alfred Lerner Fellows, educators who have already attended the JFR Summer Institute for Teachers that is held at Columbia University.

“These educators have already shown a tremendous commitment to teaching the Holocaust in their schools, and with the rising wave of anti-Semitic incidents and attacks, our hope is that this conference has also provided them with the necessary tools to combat hatred and anti-Semitism from their classrooms,” said JFR Executive Vice President Stanlee Stahl.

The Advanced Seminar is made possible by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

In addition to its Holocaust education program, the JFR provides monthly financial assistance to more than 240 aged and needy Righteous Gentiles in 18 countries. For more information, visit jfr.org.

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