Wellington High School Teachers Return From Holocaust Education Seminar

Wellington High School social studies teachers Tawny Anderson and Marie-Amalie Farris recently returned from the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) 2019 Advanced Seminar, an intensive three-day academic program that explored a number of topics addressing the history of the Holocaust. JFR selected 19 middle and high school teachers and Holocaust center staff from seven states to participate in its 2019 Advanced Seminar, an intensive three-day academic program.

The seminar took place Jan. 19-21 at the Hilton Newark Airport hotel in Elizabeth, N.J. Participants came from Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, Minnesota, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

The Advanced Seminar is an intensive, graduate-level program in which a select group of educators who are already well-versed in Holocaust history are given the opportunity to study more focused topics relating to the Holocaust through lectures from renowned Holocaust scholars, including Christopher R. Browning, professor emeritus of University of North Carolina; Joseph Benatov of the University of Pennsylvania; Samuel Kassow of Trinity College; Robert Jan van Pelt of the University of Waterloo, Canada; and leading British Holocaust education expert Paul Salmons.

The program was open to Alfred Lerner Fellows, educators who have already attended the JFR Summer Institute for Teachers held at Columbia University.

“These educators have shown a tremendous commitment to teaching the Holocaust in their schools. By attending this intensive, graduate-level program, they have gained an even greater understanding of the history of the Holocaust, which will increase their effectiveness in the classroom and enable them to mentor other educators who teach the subject,” JFR Executive Vice President Stanlee Stahl said.

The Advanced Seminar is made possible by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

The JFR continues its work of providing monthly financial assistance to more than 300 aged and needy righteous gentiles living in 20 countries. Since its founding, the JFR has provided more than $40 million to aged and needy rescuers, helping to repay a debt of gratitude on behalf of the Jewish people.

Its Holocaust teacher education program has become a standard for teaching the history of the Holocaust. For more information about the program, visit www.jfr.org.