The Center for Holocaust Education of the East Valley JCC has partnered with The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University to offer a new advanced certificate in Holocaust education.
The school is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 semesters. Arizona teachers, administrators and librarians who work with students in grades 6-12 are eligible to receive financial assistance from the Center for Holocaust Education of the EVJCC, in addition to other available sources.
The Advanced Certificate in Holocaust Education is uniquely designed for public and private school educators, administrators, and librarians in grades 6-12 who seek effective, age-appropriate methods and materials for teaching about the Holocaust.
Yeshiva University has the expertise in Holocaust studies and pedagogy to effectively and sensitively teach about what must be the foundation of Holocaust education: the Shoah from the perspective of the Jews who experienced it. Only in doing so will the next generation be able to build on an introduction to the multi-faceted Jewish communities and cultures that existed before they were destroyed and on an understanding of Jewish agency, resilience, defense, and defiance.
The 12-credit Advanced Certificate in Holocaust Education employs the resources and perspectives of Yeshiva University to ensure that public and private school teachers learn about this watershed event in a manner that will enable them to feel secure in their teaching.
The Center for Holocaust Education of the East Valley JCC offers the premier and largest online education platform for Holocaust education. The Live Virtual Tours of Auschwitz has been offered to over 70,000 individuals and 25,000 high students in the United States.