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2024 Marching Down “Freedom’s Road”: Civil Rights to the Black Freedom Movement

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, July 27, 2023 / Comments Off on 2024 Marching Down “Freedom’s Road”: Civil Rights to the Black Freedom Movement
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“Local educators return from Austria, grapple with teaching its lessons of history”

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, July 27, 2023 / Comments Off on “Local educators return from Austria, grapple with teaching its lessons of history”

Read about how local educators are grappling with the profound history of Austria and its implications for their teaching methods.

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My Journey by Sara Long

By Ellen Resnek / Tuesday, July 25, 2023 / Comments Off on My Journey by Sara Long

When I first heard about this trip, I knew it was going to be emotionally challenging. Going to a concentration camp, visiting where the Wannsee conference happened, and going to […]

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Shabbat by Michael Toland

By Ellen Resnek / Saturday, July 22, 2023 / Comments Off on Shabbat by Michael Toland

Today was our Shabbat – our Day of Rest. Each member of the team approached today differently. Everyone has unique ways to relax, and everyone had a chance to relax. […]

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Berlin — Past and Present in Harmony by Emily Slomovits

By Ellen Resnek / Saturday, July 22, 2023 / Comments Off on Berlin — Past and Present in Harmony by Emily Slomovits

Time. That’s the word that keeps sticking out to me since I arrived in Germany on Monday. Tsipy Gur said during our orientation meeting, “This trip will feel like 6 […]

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Confronting the past to change the future by Amy Cotton

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, July 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Confronting the past to change the future by Amy Cotton

“My family has a history of bystanders and perpetrators.” It was our first day of programming for Germany Close Up (GCU). Our guides, young historians who would lead us through […]

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Birmingham: The winners make the memorials by Owen Dwyer

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, June 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Birmingham: The winners make the memorials by Owen Dwyer

Day Five of our tour and we visited  Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The park occupies a central location in the city’s civil rights history. It sits across the […]

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History was not made by just the famous names on all the statues and in all the books by Michele Russo

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, June 14, 2023 / Comments Off on History was not made by just the famous names on all the statues and in all the books by Michele Russo

Atlanta, Georgia  & Montgomery, Alabama – It has been made clear that women were  the backbone and at the forefront of the movement. Due to the times and circumstances of […]

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Beyond the Wall of Names: Evidence of a Life Lived by Deborah Schwarz

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, June 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Beyond the Wall of Names: Evidence of a Life Lived by Deborah Schwarz

Beyond the Wall of Names:  Evidence of a Life Lived  I grew up surrounded by grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. I thought that was normal. Once I graduated high school, I […]

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Day 1 Marching Down Freedom’s Road By Sarah Smith

By Ellen Resnek / Saturday, June 10, 2023 / Comments Off on Day 1 Marching Down Freedom’s Road By Sarah Smith

We began our journey by meeting in the brisk morning air outside of Rodef Shalom & receiving our Classrooms Without Borders merch!  After a few hours of sleep we stopped […]

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