Summer 2019

Summer 2019 Programs


Two-Day Advanced Seminar in Holocaust Education

History and Memory

July 10-11, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

For teachers who have completed the Bildner Center's one-week course "History of the Holocaust". 

Topics: The Arc of Holocaust Memory,  Holocaust Memory in Israel, Graphic Novels,  and Literature as Memorial


Barbara Mann, professor of cultural studies and Hebrew Literature and the Chana Kekst Professor of Jewish Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary. Her areas of expertise include Israeli and Jewish literature, cultural studies, modern poetry, critical theory and urban studies, literary modernism, and the fine arts. Read more.

James E. Young, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, is one of the foremost authorities on memorials. He is the author of The Texture of Memory, among other books; was on the jury of the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition; and has been a consultant on other international memorials.

Yael Zerubavel, a professor emeritus of Jewish studies and history at Rutgers, is the founding director of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. She has published extensively in the areas of collective memory, Israeli culture, war and trauma, and symbolic landscapes. She has published widely and is the author of Desert in the Promised Land and Recovered Roots

Colleen Tambuscio, Educational Consultant

Educational Materials, Professional Development Credits, and Lunch provided.

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"The Rutgers MTI program offers educators an in-depth approach to studying historical content while emphasizing best practices in teaching history to students today. Educators leave this program with a deeper understanding of the Holocaust through exposure to scholars who are actively engaged in research and they value offering their research to educators currently in the classroom. Finally, the Rutgers MTI enables participants to educate their students to be critical consumers of content." 
         - Colleen Tambuscio
            Educational Consultant
What participants say about the MTI:

“The teaching of tolerance must be made a priority if our learning community’s cultural diversity is to remain one of our strengths.”

- Zhanna Pikman Rilof

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