More than 24,000 teachers have completed professional development activities at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The Museum is a New York State-approved sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education.

Professional development seminars, workshops, and activities at the Museum help teachers learn important historical content, explore pedagogical methodology, and begin to integrate Holocaust education with their overarching curriculum standards and requirements.

In order to provide the widest access possible, there is no cost to participate in professional development at the Museum.

We invite you to join us for the following upcoming events or explore content online.

Jewish Cultural Resistance in Vilna

Professors David Fishman and Justin Cammy explore the heritage of prewar Vilna. Learn about the heroic efforts to save the original manuscripts and books that were the physical expressions of the heritage of the Jewish people.

Bronia Brandman on Bozenka Teichnerova

Bozenka Teichnerova was a Jewish nurse at Auschwitz who repeatedly put her life on the line to help and rescue other inmates. One of those who she rescued was Bronia Rubin (later Brandman), a survivor and member of the Museum’s Speakers Bureau.

Tibor Sands, One of the  Lost Children of Kloster Indersdorf

Hear the testimony of one of the survivors from Kloster Indersdorf, a center for displaced children that was near Dachau after World War II.

Steve Israeler, One of the Lost Children of Kloster Indersdorf

Hear the testimony of one of the survivors from Kloster Indersdorf, a center for displaced children that was near Dachau after World War II.

Justice After the Holocaust

Prof. Devin Pendas, Boston College, examines the Nuremberg Trials, denazification, and the Frankfurt Trials. Eli Rosenbaum, Dir. of Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, discusses the Eichmann trial and the present work of the Office of Special Investigations.

“Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust”

Alexandra Zapruder, author of “Salvaged Pages” – a collection of 15 diaries of young writers who lived during the Holocaust – at the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Conference for Educators on April 23, 2015.

Child and Adolescent Holocaust Survivors

Dr. Irit Felsen lectures as part of our Advanced Summer Institute for Teachers, July 21, 2017.