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There are times in everyone’s life when we are called on to stand up for what we believe in.  Over the past few months, many of us have been brought to the point of feeling that we need to take a stand.  In this course, we will explore the many instances in history when members of our...

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Semester: Weekly on Sundays

Although students might have been exposed to the Holocaust in their secular school environment, we have the opportunity to enhance the Jewish viewpoint and focus on it in more detail. In this course, you will learn how to utilize literature in your quest to introduce the Holocaust in...

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Semester: Course begins February 20, 2018 and will be four weeks long.

Lessons of the Holocaust reflect current concerns with racism and propaganda, ethical aspects of science and government as well as illustrate the complexities of human behavior and moral choice. This unique course will provide educators with significant historical, sociological and psychological...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 – August 13, 2018

Reaching beyond pedagogy, this course focuses on the interior life of the student, exploring the territory where fears, doubts, ambitions, hidden influencers, and motivations reside. Using resources, reflection papers, transferable assignments, and a shared inquiry model, participants will gain...

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Semester: On campus during the week of July 23-July 27, with an on-line introductory session beginning the week before and a follow up on-line session the week after.

Modeling dynamic movement and kinesthetic activity to enliven K-12 classroom content is a key part of this course. Discover the connection between movement, the brain, and learning. Examine implicit learning, class cohesion activities, content-based kinesthetic activities, brain breaks, and...

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Semester: Hybrid Course 2/17-2/18 & 3/3-3/4

With such major technological, social, and economic changes in America, society is under pressure to advance yet retain what is best. This pressure has created opportunities for positive change and also planted seeds of divisiveness and insecurity. Tolerance is the answer. It is an understanding...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

Many early childhood educators would like to teach Torah stories to young children, but are not sure of how to approach narratives that often have complex themes or contain difficult situations.  This course explores the reasons for working through these complexities in order to teach Torah to...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18

Christians and Jews are still struggling today with the role of the Church in the Holocaust. We will explore some of the key questions of this struggle, including: To what extent did the Church foster the anti-Semitism that led up to the Holocaust? What are the roots of anti-Jewish teachings in...

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This course will first briefly examine the roots of anti-Jewish teachings in Christianity and then will focus on the Roman Catholic Church and the role of Pope Pius XII in the Holocaust. We will then examine the anti-Jewish teachings of Martin Luther and their influence on the German Protestant...

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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26

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