We are in this together. Find out what you can do. Offered by the Holocaust Center for Humanity in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League to confront growing antisemitism and intolerance.
The course examines connections between historic and contemporary antisemitism and addresses current events. This interactive, discussion-based program engages participants and provides practical tools for responding to antisemitism and hate in our society.
"Confronting Antisemitism and Intolerance" is a single 3-hour course.
Location: Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle
Free | Registration Required (no walk-ins) | Dinner provided | Space is limited | Participants commit to attending for the duration of the class | 3 clock hours are available for teachers
Choose one date:
FULL! Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm
FULL! Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm
FULL! Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm
FULL! Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm
FULL! Monday, February 11, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Additional dates will be opened as classes fill.
Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 2:00-3:30pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | Register Now (Registration Required)
- 10 stand-alone classroom lessons with all the materials included
- Artifacts and hands-on activities
- Interactive lessons that focus on the stories of local Holocaust survivors, Jewish values, and current events
Participants will explore the new kit, have the opportunity to sign up to borrow it, and be among the first to experience the Holocaust Center's new exhibit features and learn how to access scholarships for field trips.
Thank you to the Samis Foundation for their support to make this resource possible!
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 11:30-1:30pm | Free for members, $10 general public | Not a member? Join now!
Bring your lunch. Coffee and cookies provided.
Neal Bascomb, local author of Hunting Eichmann and Nazi Hunters, will talk about his book and the pursuit and capture of Adolf Eichmann by the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad.
About Hunting Eichmann:
"When the Allies stormed Berlin in the last days of the Third Reich, the operational manager of the mass murder of Europe’s Jews shed his SS uniform and vanished. Bringing Adolf Eichmann to justice would require a harrowing fifteen-year chase stretching from war-ravaged Europe to the shores of Argentina. Alternating from a criminal on the run to his pursuers closing in on his trail, Hunting Eichmann follows the Nazi as he escapes two American POW camps, hides in the mountains, slips out of Europe on the ratlines, and builds an anonymous life in Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, a persistent search for Eichmann gradually evolves into an international manhunt that includes a bulldog West German prosecutor, a blind Argentinean Jew, and his beautiful daughter, and a budding, ragtag spy agency called the Mossad, whose operatives have their own scores to settle. Presented in a pulse-pounding, hour-by-hour account, the capture of Eichmann and the efforts by Israeli agents to secret him out of Argentina and fly him to Israel to stand trial bring the narrative to a stunning conclusion. Hunting Eichmann is a fully documented, finely nuanced history that offers the intrigue of a detective story and the thrill of great spy fiction."
Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Museum of Flight | Registration Required | Register: GIJews.eventbrite.com or 206-582-3000.
Presented in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day
With Special Guest - U.S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Rabbi Michael Harari, Joint Base Lewis McChord. Join us for a screening of the film, GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II, which tells the profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served in World War II. Through the eyes of the servicemen and women, the film brings to life the little-known story of Jews in World War II as active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry, and intolerance.
Film Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes.
Praise for GI Jews:
Audience Award for Best Documentary 2018, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
“Moving, vivid, important...” - Newsday
“There’s hardly a better way to commemorate Yom Ha’Shoah than to contemplate the sacrifice of more than half a million American Jewish men and women who enlisted to fight Hitler, often facing significant prejudice from their brothers and sisters in arms.” - Tablet
The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.
Photo: From our collection: American soldiers wearing Tallitot for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, France 1944.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Special Guest Speaker! Neal Bascomb, Best Selling Author of Nazi Hunters and Hunting Eichmann | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle | Register for just one session or stay all day | $10 Per Session or $25 All Day
All sessions are geared to teachers of students in grades 6 and up.
Session 1 | 9:00am - 10:30am | Introducing Your Students to the Holocaust (General)
Ilana Cone Kennedy, Director of Education, and a panel of experienced educators share their introductory lessons and ideas for how to start your unit on the Holocaust in an engaging and meaningful way. ($10)
Session 2 | 10:45am - 12:00pm | Antisemitism: Contemporary Expressions of the Oldest Hatred (History)
Presenter: Rabbi Aaron Meyer, Temple De Hirsch Sinai
Why do people hate the Jews? When and where did this phenomenon begin? What classical expressions of antisemitism persist to this day and what emergent forms are reinvigorating the oldest hatred? Together we will explore historical underpinnings, landmark events, and consensual definitions to help better understand antisemitism and its impacts. ($10)
Session 3 | 12:30pm - 1:45pm | Poetry and the Holocaust (Language Arts)
Presenter: Dr. Naomi Sokoloff, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization and the Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media, University of Washington
Dan Pagis’ “Written in Pencil in the Sealed Railway Car” (1970) is a widely celebrated and often taught poem about the Holocaust. In this session, UW Professor Naomi Sokoloff will revisit this poem to discuss how its meaning has changed over the years as Holocaust studies have evolved. Taking Pagis’ poetry as a point of departure, the session will suggest some frameworks for approaching other poems that deal with the Holocaust. There will be time for teachers to brainstorm about pedagogy and to share their ideas about incorporating poetry into their classrooms. ($10)
Session 4 | 2:00pm - 3:15pm | Teaching about Genocide (History/Language Arts)
Presenter: Brian Crawford, Teacher at The Downtown School: A Lakeside School and author of The Weaver's Scar: For Our Rwanda
The Ten Stages of Genocide were created to help us understand the path to genocide in an effort to prevent mass atrocities from occurring again. In this session, participants will use the Stages of Genocide as a lens for comparison between the Holocaust, the Rwandan Genocide, and the current rise of nationalism and populism in the United States and abroad. Teachers will gain hands-on activities that they can implement immediately in the classroom. These focus not only on understanding the similarities between these phenomena but, more importantly, in creating a concrete action plan that students and teachers can implement to fight intolerance. ($10)
Session 5 | 3:30 - 4:30 | Special Guest, Local Best-Selling Author Neal Bascomb - Nazi Hunters
Neal Bascomb will discuss his research and writing of his young adult non-fiction book Nazi Hunters, a must-read for students of the Holocaust. In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials -- one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination. ($10)
Educator Open House | 4:30pm - 6:00pm | Refreshments provided
Be one of the first to see the Holocaust Center's new interactive features including embedded screens with testimony and a special exhibit on Anne Frank (with a move-able book case), Network with other teachers and learn about the Holocaust Center's new programs and resources, scholarship funding for field trips, and professional development opportunities. (Free)
Clock hours available for attending a minimum of three sessions. Optional box lunch - $10.
March 6 - Teaching Tolerance | March 7 - Facilitating Critical Conversations | Register for one or both! | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle
The Holocaust Center for Humanity is proud to offer the following workshops in partnership with Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Join us for one or both sessions!
$25 for one | $40 for both | Includes lunch and clock hours
Teaching Tolerance | March 6, 2019 | 8:30am - 3:00pm
The Teaching Tolerance Curriculum is a collection of literacy-based, anti-bias, social justice resources that are aligned to the Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy standards, and to the groundbreaking Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. Learn to use the curriculum to engage students with meaningful texts through literacy learning and real-world application.
Facilitating Critical Conversations | March 7, 2019 | 8:30am - 3:00pm
This interactive workshop will help teachers explore strategies for facilitating critical conversations with students and colleagues. They will learn strategies for creating supportive learning environments that encourage risk-taking during critical conversations. Finally, they’ll investigate methods of teaching about implicit bias, race, and other critical topics.
Thursday, March 28 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | Freeman High School, Spokane County, WA | 6 Clock Hours | Lunch provided | Flyer
Practical, hands-on, engaging activities for the classroom. Participants will be challenged to address issues of citizenship, stereotypes, confronting intolerance, and the difference each one of us can make. Free resources for grades 5-12.
- Using personal stories and primary sources
- Challenging stereotypes
- Rescue and Resistance
$20 registration fee.
Sponsored by the Holocaust Center for Humanity, Freeman High School, and Washington State University.
The Holocaust Center will be CLOSED TO VISITORS through January 5, 2019. Please visit us on January 6, 2019 and beyond to see the exciting changes to our core exhibit!
With My Own Eyes - Through stories and artifacts of local Washington State Holocaust survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust, the museum’s exhibit engages visitors in the history of the Holocaust and challenges them to consider how each person’s actions make a difference.
Open Wednesdays and Sundays | 10am - 4pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | 2045 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
More to the Story...With My Own Eyes
"With My Own Eyes" will re-open to the general public on January 6, 2019 with exciting and engaging new features, including an Eternal Light memorial, Anne Frank annex, Reflection Wall, embedded testimony screens, and interactive Liberation and Post-War stories.
Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe
January 13, 2019 | 2pm | University of Washington, Kane Hall
CIE Teen Israel Leadership Institute
May 3-5, 2019 | Hillel UW | Students in grades 10 & 11 | Learn More & Apply
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is excited to bring the Center for Israel Education, Teen Israel Leadership Institute to Jewish Puget Sound! An immersive Israel education retreat exclusively for teens. Led by Dr. Kenneth W. Stein, Emory Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History, Political Science and Israeli Studies. Enhance your Israel knowledge while building leadership skills. Qualify for a $2,500 Samis grant for use towards an approved Israel travel program. Cost: $50 includes overnight accommodations at Hillel, all programs and Kosher meals Friday through Sunday morning.
Regional Institute for the Study of the Holocaust for University Faculty: "Teaching the Holocaust in the Global Age"
May 10-12, 2019, Western Washington University, Bellingham | Learn More
Faculty from the Northwest region of the United States (Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington) or the Southwest region of Canada (British Columbia, Alberta) who currently teach about the Holocaust or who plan to create a course about the Holocaust within two years of the Institute are particularly encouraged to apply. Faculty stipends will cover lodging, food, and transportation in Bellingham. Offered by the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity at Western Washington University in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University. Deadline for application - January 15.