Archive by category "Holocaust Education"

Category: Holocaust Education

 
A Different Narrative for Today’s Young Jews
January 18, 2022
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
Growing up in the New Jersey suburbs in the 1980s, antisemitism felt like history. It was important to learn about and discuss it – but it was not...
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The Lessons of Starting Anew
January 5, 2022
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
It's time to stop comparing the time in which we live in now to aspects of the Holocaust and start living in a way that honors the survivors....
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A Beautiful Tribute
October 26, 2021
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
GMW participates in a worldwide effort to remember the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered in the Holocaust. ...
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No More Lost Time
March 24, 2021
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
I recently heard a survivor say that they had lost their childhood to the Nazis and the last year of their lives to the pandemic. It was all we needed...
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Bob Max: An American Hero Who Dedicated His Life to Sharing His Story
August 26, 2020
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
The Holocaust survivors who volunteer their time to share their stories and lessons learned are true treasures of our Greater MetroWest community. The...
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The Stories Must Still Be Told: Survivor Speaks in Quarantine
May 6, 2020
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
Nine weeks ago, on March 5, I went to a local middle school with a Holocaust survivor. I provided an introduction to the Holocaust and then listened...
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From Slavery to Freedom: Passover in Quarantine
April 1, 2020
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
I know that it’s on everyone’s mind. I know that it’s being discussed in homes all across the United States, Israel, and around the world. It’s out...
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A Matter of Trust
March 18, 2020
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
For the past few days, I have been relating what the entire world is going through now to what that the world faced in the 1930s and 1940s. There...
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Seasons Greeting – from Auschwitz?
December 11, 2019
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
I spend a whole lot of time blogging, posting, and speaking about when things are either anti-Semitic or insulting to the memory of the Holocaust, or ...
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75 Years later and still we have an issue….
October 16, 2019
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
In July 2018 I spent my first Shabbat in Berlin. Although I had been to Germany several times before, I had not been fortunate enough to be in a...
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Heritage
August 7, 2019
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
I’ve spoken and written often about the so-called birthright of a child, grandchild, or even great-grandchild of a Holocaust survivor. In many cases, ...
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A Real-Life Lesson on Freedom
April 20, 2019
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
It is Sunday night, and as I crawl into bed, I am easily drawn to reflecting on what we did over the past few days. There were soccer and lacrosse...
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Remember the Brave Fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto at Your Seder
April 10, 2019
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
It was the eve of Passover, April 19, 1943. Instead of sitting around a seder table, as many of us will do on the same date this year, a small make...
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Please, Stop and Think
March 26, 2019
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
From an early age, we tell our children: Choose your words carefully… Think before you speak… Don’t say something that could hurt someone else… and...
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Why Show Up?
February 19, 2019
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education
Given that I work in Holocaust Education, I am often asked a great deal of “why” questions. Why did something as horrific as the Holocaust happen?...
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