THE COURAGE TO REMEMBER EXHIBIT

We're proud to be a sponsor of the exhibit travelling throughout Ocean County.  The Courage to Remember exhibition developed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center consists of 40 panels depicting the horrors on the Holocaust.

As part of the opening of the exhibit at the Toms River Library, Esther Feder-Lesell (pictured with her daughter Rita) shared her experience during the Holocaust. 

It is our responsibility as those who understand what happened in the Holocaust, to pass that message forward to our next generation and to use every tool at our disposal to create new and innovative ways to teach our children so they will pay attention and stop history from repeating itself.

Federation has a new initiative designed to counter hate being made available to schools and students in Ocean County, thanks to a new partnership with Chhange, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education.

 

We are happy to offer schools funding to participate in these programs. Please email federation@ocjf.org for more information

On Wednesday, May 11th students from 7 schools in Ocean County attended the annual Colloquium.

 

Our ongoing partnership will bring a Summit and Leadership Conference to Ocean County this fall.

 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented and challenging event in the lives of many, particularly adolescents. This virtual workshop will invite educators to consider the ways their students can document and process their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic through artistic expression. The workshop keynote will feature Alexandra Zapruder, author of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust and co-creator of "Dispatches from Quarantine," a project dedicated to recording the stories of young people across the country during the pandemic through writing, art, photography, and music.

Educators will have the opportunity for their students to be part of Chhange's Annual Student Art Installation.

 

FEEDBACK FROM OUR FIRST PROGRAM 
 
Everything was wonderful. I loved getting to hear Alexandra Zapruder and Arlene Smelson speak. It felt like such a gift.  I also thought that hearing from other educators who have participated in the past was incredibly helpful.
 
This being our school's first year, I felt very supported as CHHANGE provided examples of work, pictures, and even mentioned ways to introduce this art project to our students. 
 
I felt very supported, examples were given, and we were even able to see the artwork by survivors that was in the CHHANGE museum.  For this being a virtual workshop, it was impeccable!
 
Thank you!
 
CJ 
8th grade teacher 
Pt Beach

We hosted a film screening and panel discussion

Honoring Heroes Against Hate