Upcoming Sessions

The following PD sessions are being offered for classroom teachers in Jewish schools at a subsidized rate.
Other organizations, please email us at pd_inquiries@lookstein.org.

Professional Development

Using Arts to Memorialize the Holocaust
March 8, 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST, Free of Charge
Creating Memory is an arts-based program (available for free from The Lookstein Center and based upon the successful Hebrew program יוצרים זיכרון) intended to help young people encounter the Holocaust in a personal, emotional way. In this session, participants will be exposed to images and poetry that express universally relatable themes, providing them with a basis for an affective connection to the Holocaust. Participants will engage with the material and learn how to bring the techniques back to their classrooms for use in Holocaust education, Yom HaShoah memorial ceremonies, and beyond.

Using Video Testimony of Israel’s Foundation Generation
March 15, 1:30 – 2:45 PM EST, Free of Charge
Join us for a conversation with Aryeh Halivni, Founder and Executive Director of Toldot Yisrael (an organization documenting Israel’s 1948 generation), and Naomi Schrager, Director of Education of Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy, where we will explore an incredibly rich resource for teaching about Israel. In this session, you will learn pedagogical tools for using video testimony in varied educational settings, and consider an approach for making Jewish history come alive for students. This is a great opportunity for enhancing your Yom Ha’Atzmaut programming.

Session Presenters:

PD Sessions are presented by members of the Lookstein Center staff.

Nili Auerbach

Nili Auerbach

Director of Admissions and Partnerships

Hyim Brandes

Hyim Brandes

Director of Technology

Zvi Grumet

Zvi Grumet

Director of Education

Naomi Schrager

Naomi Schrager

Director of Education, Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy

Shani Sicherman

Shani Sicherman

Digital Content Manager

Jeremy Spierer

Jeremy Spierer

Director of Faculty Development, Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy