How Do Jewish Day School Kids Think About the Holocaust?

by | Sep 23, 2022 | Events and Opportunities for Educators

Learning About Learning: A Conversation with Professor Meredith Katz
How Do Jewish Day School Kids Think About the Holocaust?

October 27, 2-2:30 p.m.
Via Zoom. Free/Registration required. Register at

Holocaust education is a staple of Jewish day school education. What messages do day school students take from this education? In a conversation with Jon A. Levisohn (Brandeis University), Meredith Katz (JTS) will discuss her recently published study, ‘“Can I Alter the Statement?” – Considering Holocaust Education as a Catalyst for Civic Education in Jewish Day Schools,’ (Journal of Jewish Education, June 2022) which explored how a group of day school kids navigated questions of particularism and universalism, and how Holocaust education helped them to see themselves as civic actors in the broader community.

Meredith Katz is the clinical assistant professor of Jewish Education in the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary. She is the coordinator of the Online MA Program and teaches courses in Pedagogical Skills, Curriculum, and Staff Development and Supervision, and works extensively with The Davidson School’s distance learning students in the MA and Executive Doctoral programs.

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