Open Minds. Open Hearts.

Teaching the Holocaust, Israel and Jewish History.

Study Travel Seminars  •  Professional Development  •  In-school Programs  •  Continuing Education

Combatting antisemitism, genocide and hate

through transformative educational opportunities

focused on diversity, inclusion, and respect.

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Events

Community programs, film discussions, travel meetings, and more

Spring is Near, a heartfelt tribute to the indomitable spirit of Holocaust survivor Howard Chandler

Sunday, March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
St Peter’s Episcopal Church 4048 Brownsville Road Brentwood Pa 15227.
4048 Brownsville Road | Brentwood

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Women in Resistance  

Monday, March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

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Why the Holocaust Still Matters: An Evening with Michael Berenbaum

Tuesday, March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
McAnulty College & Graduate School of Liberal Arts Power Center Ballroom
1015 Forbes Ave | Pittsburgh

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Curriculum Center

Online educational resources for educators and students

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

Effective lesson plans and curricula for teaching students about the Holocaust, genocide, hate, cultural differences, and more.

Resources

Resources

Our curated collection of valuable resources from around the web, covering the Holocaust, genocide, hate, and cultural and racial tolerance.

Lesson Plans

On This Day

Collection of student research to uncover and share the personal histories of the individuals during World War II and the Holocaust.

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Blog

Explore the sites and experiences of our Travel Study Seminars through the eyes of the participants

Exploring the Israel-Hamas dynamic in educational settings, Classrooms Without Borders introduces new curricula.

While these resources aim to assist teachers and students in understanding the current situation, some local educators find themselves in a challenging position where open discussions may be constrained by…

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Classrooms Without Borders’ Avi Ben-Hur on the aftermath of Oct. 7

SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE GIVES UPDATE FROM THE GROUND: Read the story HERE Avi will be in the Greater Pittsburgh Area February 4th through the 14th 2024

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Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle 2023 Volunteers of the Year: In a glow of gratitude, Classrooms Without Borders proudly names Judith Ehrenwerth as our dedicated Volunteer of the Year for 2023.

The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle is proud to present the Volunteers of the Year for 2023. Their stories are incredibly inspirational.  Judy’s infectious warmth and positive spirit bring a radiant energy…

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For me, learning about the Holocaust and seeing the Holocaust sites are two different concepts. In some regard, learning and reading allows you to have a sense of self-fulfillment that you understand what you read, but when you visually encounter these atrocities, this all changes…I expected to only learn, but we did so much more. We commemorated, we remembered, and we celebrated the lives of those who perished in the Holocaust. We prayed, we broke bread with total strangers, and by the end, it was a truly close-knit community.

Blake Humphrey  •  student

There is an ineffable quality to being in a space that strikes nerves; this program takes those difficult experiences and funnels them toward enthusiastic and effective teaching.

Adam Oberlin  •  teacher
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