Here’s a sneak peak at just some of what JPEF has planned for the coming school year in 2012-2013:
- New Curricula – including Tactics of Resistance and a new How-To series, starting with Strengthening Jewish Pride
- E-Learning 2.0 – Improved interface, professional development units and new courses
- New Film – The Reunion: Jewish partisans from around the world gather and share their stories – including two friends who reunite for the first time in 65 years
- New Workshops and Pilot Programs
Tactics of Resistance
When is violence is an appropriate response to Aggression (if ever)? Was non-violence effective during the Holocaust? Expand your students’ vocabulary and creative/critical thinking around the spectrum of violent and non-violent resistance to aggression today (globally and in our own lives) through the lens of Jews who fought back against the Holocaust. Includes an overview of Jewish armed and unarmed resistance during the Holocaust.
Painting on the right by Mieczyslaw Watorski, courtesy of the Holocaust Library & Resource Center at Albright College.
How to Use JPEF Materials to…
JPEF is launching a new series of educator’s guides on how to use our materials for specific subjects and contexts such as Language Arts, Tolerance and Civics classes. Our first module, Strengthening Jewish Identity includes discussion questions to go with our films, tips for increasing Jewish pride, and an index of materials best suited to day schools, summer camps, supplementary programs, youth groups and more.
Workshops and Pilot Programs
- Testers needed! If you are interested in piloting any of our new materials, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- To bring an Educator Workshop on our new or current lessons to your community, email email@example.com
- Want to join the discussion? Sign up for RESISTList here!
Over 89% of educators who have take a JPEF E-Learning course said they would take another and 97% would recommend it to a colleague. Now the State of New Jersey Holocaust Commission is offering professional development units for each course, and we’re working on more certifications. We’re also developing new courses for our upcoming curricula and other projects.
In November 2011, JPEF honored more than 55 surviving Jewish partisans in a series of events in New York City. JPEF’s newest documentary, "The Reunion," features candid conversations about the responsibilities of being one of the last Holocaust survivors, and moments of joy as former resistance fighters see each other for the first time in over 65 years. "The Reunion" tells the story of lifelong bonds and a unique legacy that connects people across decades and generations.
- The Reunion premieres in New York, San Francisco and Miami with an additional screening in Dallas, and will eventually be featured on our website
- For more information about the film, please visit our Reunion page.