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Summer Teachers Institute 2015

August 3, 2015 @ 8:00 am - August 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Every summer, the JMM, in conjunction with the Baltimore Jewish Council and the Maryland State Department of Education, hosts a three day workshop on Holocaust education that focuses on giving educators the tools to help their students understand the Holocaust.  Through lectures, discussion, and analysis, the teachers learn how to interpret this difficult time period for their students. This is a wonderful opportunity for teachers from all over the region to gain insight and inspiration for their classrooms.

This program is approved for 1 CPD credit from MSDE and for all Baltimore City teachers.

STI Save the Date 2015

Download application HERE.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Jewish Museum of Maryland 

8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast (provided)

9:00 a.m. Welcome:

Bruce A. Lesh, Education Program Supervisor, Coordinator Office of K-12 Social Studies, MSDE

Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director, Jewish Museum of Maryland

9:15 a.m. Auschwitz:

Film by The Institute for Visual History and Education, USC Shoah Foundation

Louise Geczy, The John Carroll School

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Survivor Testimony:

Bluma Shapiro, Auschwitz Survivor

11:30 a.m. Tour of Cinema Judaica

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. A Town Known as Auschwitz:

Shiri Sandler, U.S. Director, Auschwitz Jewish Center, Museum of Jewish Heritage

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Heller Kreshtool, Child of Survivors

3:30 p.m. Wrap Up



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

7:15 a.m. Bus pick-up at Greenspring Shopping Center

8:00 a.m. Bus pick-up at Snowden River Park and Ride, Howard County

9:00 a.m. Arrival at USHMM

9:15 a.m. Tour: Permanent Exhibition and/or

Some were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity During the Holocaust 

12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:00-1:20 Permanent Exhibit Debrief:

Judith Cohen, Director of Photo Archives, USHMM

Joseph White, Ph.D., Applied Research Scholar, USHMM

1:20-1:50 Hoecker Album: A Different Perspective on the Holocaust:

Judith Cohen

1:50-2:30  Not Just ‘Nazis at Play’: Contextualizing the Hoecker Album:

Joseph White

2:30-3:00  Q&A and Discussion

3:00 p.m. Depart for Baltimore





Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Goucher College Hillel

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Centropa:  Preserving Jewish Memory-Bringing History Alive, Part I:

Lauren Granite, Ph.D., Centropa U.S. Educational Director

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Centropa:  Preserving Jewish Memory-Bringing History Alive, Part II

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. A History of Antisemitism:

Father Robert Albright, Archdiocese of Baltimore

Rabbi Josh Snyder, Director, Goucher College Hillel

2:00 p.m. Pedagogical Session:

Josh Headley, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

3:00 p.m. Evaluation

3:30 p.m. Conclusion


August 3, 2015 @ 8:00 am
August 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm