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Final Thoughts by Sarah Gates

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, July 8, 2024 / Comments Off on Final Thoughts by Sarah Gates

     Throughout the course of this trip, I have seen a quote numerous times at many of the  WWII memorials and museums we have visited. George Santayana writes, “Those […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 Theme vision Fragility of Freedom from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, November 13, 2023 / Comments Off on Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 Theme vision Fragility of Freedom from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

HMD 2024 THEME Fragility of Freedom is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024.

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The Association of Jewish Libraries offers the Love Your Neighbor series of book lists, Book List #8: Israel, Revised Edition

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, November 2, 2023 / Comments Off on The Association of Jewish Libraries offers the Love Your Neighbor series of book lists, Book List #8: Israel, Revised Edition

In response to rising anti-Semitism in the United States and around the world, the Association of Jewish Libraries offers the Love Your Neighbor series of book lists, intended to provide […]

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Examining & Responding to Antisemitism in American Culture and Society, September 2023

By Ellen Resnek / Tuesday, August 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Examining & Responding to Antisemitism in American Culture and Society, September 2023

Participate in this asynchronous online course for a guided, facilitator-led exploration of Echoes & Reflections resources that support the teaching strategies to help your students understand contemporary antisemitism. We applaud your commitment to […]

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Upstander Project

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, July 31, 2023 / Comments Off on Upstander Project

We’re all learning to be upstanders. Most people’s decision to be an upstander starts with a moment of insight. Maybe you witnessed something you thought was wrong and didn’t know […]

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“Do we smile?” By Caroline Crandell

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, July 27, 2023 / Comments Off on “Do we smile?” By Caroline Crandell

As I write this entry on the last night of our Germany trip, I am filled with gratitude, connection, and hope, but also anger, grief, and shame. I am not […]

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“Courage” By Kristina Rhoades

By Ellen Resnek / Saturday, July 8, 2023 / Comments Off on “Courage” By Kristina Rhoades

In foreign lands, where shadows did creep,Hitler’s presence cast a chilling sleep.His Eagle’s Nest, perched on high,A symbol of oppression against the sky. From its vantage point, the eagle surveyed,A […]

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July 4th By Kate Lukaszewicz

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, July 5, 2023 / Comments Off on July 4th By Kate Lukaszewicz

Walter, our knowledgeable and passionate guide in Vienna, tells us that where we see a synagogue, we will also see a gray police box. It is a security measure necessitated […]

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EVIL AT AUSCHWITZ By Charlene Foose Geyer, Dedicated to Howard Chandler

By Jackie Golblum / Sunday, June 25, 2023 / Comments Off on EVIL AT AUSCHWITZ By Charlene Foose Geyer, Dedicated to Howard Chandler

Don’t tell me evil is not real.It’s as real as hair used to make rugs after shaving it off a person you are about to kill.It’s as real as shoes […]

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Flowers By Chessa Crum

By Jackie Golblum / Saturday, June 24, 2023 / Comments Off on Flowers By Chessa Crum

I have seen a lot of upsetting things today. It brings the whole “I’m not prepared” blog post to a whole new level.   We visited Auschwitz today… Hair Glasses Shoes […]

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