Holocaust Educator Study Tour
A unique educational program that brings teachers, teacher candidates and faculty to sites of Jewish memory in Austria and Poland. Holocaust Educator Study Tours are funded in part by private donors, so we are able to offer scholarships to qualifying teachers. The program is limited to 24 teacher participants and is led by professional Holocaust educators and, where possible, a Holocaust survivor. Thanks to the support of our donors, the Study Tour is running in July 2013, and we are currently accepting applications from teachers and educators.
By visiting historic sites of destruction (Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek and Mauthausen), of Jewish culture (Lublin Yeshiva) and of rescue (Schindler’s Factory) participants actively encounter living history. These encounters are supplemented with pedagogical methods and expertise to enable participants to teach about the Holocaust in new and meaningful ways when they return to their classrooms.
The program has been offered in 2005, 2008 and 2010 with participants from all parts of Canada. The next program is planned for July 2-12, 2013. Application forms can be downloaded on the right.
THANK YOU to the 2012 Ride 2 Remember
The Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance (JMA) designated the Holocaust Educators’ Study Tour the recipient of the 2012 Ride 2 Remember (R2R) fundraising initiative. The Holocaust Educators' Study Tour, which is organized under the auspices of the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, brings Canadian educators to Europe to learn about the Holocaust so that they may impart their knowledge and experience to their students.
The JMA held the 8th annual and first Canadian R2R in Toronto on June 1, 2012. The Ride to Remember honours the memory of those that perished in the Holocaust. Every R2R is a fundraising effort the goal of which is to fund Holocaust education at local community centers, schools, museums, universities and colleges throughout the world. The JMA believes that we can make an important difference in the lives of the world’s future leaders by teaching the lessons of the Holocaust for the benefit of humanity.
The Neuberger expresses sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the JMA and the R2R. Your dedication to Holocaust education and remembrance has been instrumental in allowing us to offer the program again in 2013.
It’s not too late to make a donation towards the 2013 Holocaust Educators’ Study Tour:
Applications now being accepted for the 2013 Study Tour. Deadline extended to April 30.
View photos from the 2010 trip below.
March of the Living for Educators - Berlin & Poland, July 2010.
All images credit Michael Rajzman.