Teaching the Holocaust Through Theater

Friday, March 6, 2020, 9am-3pm
Allegheny Intermediate Unit (475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120)
In partnership with Prime Stage Theater, the Holocaust Center will hold this day-long Teacher Training twice, on October 4, 2019 and March 6, 2020. Act 48 credit is available. $40 with Act 48 credit; $25 without

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CHUTZ-POW! Superheroes of the Holocaust, Vol. IV South Hills Launch

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:30pm
JCC South Hills (345 Kane Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15243)

Join us in celebrating the publication of CHUTZ-POW! Volume IV: Women’s Stories. These stories highlight the resiliency and strength shown by a diverse array of women in one of the darkest periods of history.

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Teaching About Resistance: A Training by Jewish Partisan Education Foundation (JPEF)

Monday, March 23, 2020, 8:30am-3:30pm
Allegheny Intermediate Unit (475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120)

Approximately 30,000 Jews throughout Europe–many of them teens–fought back during the Holocaust as Jewish Partisans. JPEF develops and distributes educational materials about the Jewish partisans and their life lessons, bringing the celebration of heroic resistance against tyranny into educational and cultural organizations.

The day will include Intro to Partisans, Tactics of Resistance, and a classroom activity based around a film. Participants will be required to complete the hour-long online module “Resistance Basics” prior to the meeting. 6.5 hours of Act 48 credit are available. Register now!

Franci’s War: A Woman’s True Story of Survival During the Holocaust – a Book Talk by Helen Epstein

Monday, March 23, 2020, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)

This event will feature a book talk by Franci’s daughter, Helen Epstein. Helen Epstein is the author, co-author or translator of ten books of literary non-fiction, starting with Children of the Holocaust (1979), one of the first books to examine the inter-generational transmission of trauma. Her most recent book is the memoir The Long Half-Lives of Love and Trauma (2018).

Copies of Franci’s War will be for sale at the event and Helen will conduct a book signing after the talk. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door; free for Holocaust survivors and students.

Conversation with CHUTZ-POW! Volume IV Creators

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
East End Cooperative Ministries, Entrance A
6140 Station St, Pittsburgh PA 15206

Join us at the Stones and Roses exhibit for a conversation between Repair the World, Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, and creators of the CHUTZ-POW! comic series.

Together We Remember: What Does “Never Again” Mean to You?

Sunday, April 5, 2020
August Wilson African American Cultural Center
(980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222)

Public event for this nationwide movement that is transforming remembrance of the past into a powerful movement for peace in the present.

This summit will include 3 sessions:
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Program for Students & Educators
3:00 pm – 4:45 pm: Community Resilience
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm: Panel Discussion for the General Public

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Yom HaShoah 2020 Commemoration

Monday, April 20, 2020, 7pm
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
(4141 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

Annual community-wide commemoration of Yom HaShoah. This year’s commemoration will honor 75 years since the liberation of Europe from the Nazis. Register now!

Waldman International Arts and Writing Award Ceremony: 35 Years of Waldman

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Community Day School
(6424 Forward Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)

Award ceremony honoring the winners of the 35th Waldman International Art and Writing Competition and the 4th Annual Holocaust Educator of the Year Award. Register now!

Emily Loeb: Generations Speaker Series #9

Sunday, May 17, 2020, 4pm at Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15217)

Ilsa Dahl Cole was born in 1916 in northwest Germany. She was raised in a small farming community and attended a Catholic high school before the Nazis rose to power in 1933. Ilsa’s granddaughter, Emily Loeb, tells her story of survival, sharing Ilsa’s reflections of a changing society as anti-Semitism spread throughout Germany and explains how and why Ilsa decided to leave her beloved homeland to find freedom and safety in America. Register now!

Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
Summer Teacher’s Institute with Facing History and Ourselves

July 13-17, 2020
Allegheny Intermediate Unit (475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120)

This year’s Summer Teachers’ Institute will be led by Facing History and Ourselves! This year’s Seminar will utilize Facing History resources to help teachers put together lesson plans that allow students to wrestle with moral questions while fostering a sense of ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement. Registration and details coming soon.