Monday, May 5, 2008

Jewish Week Features MHA Program

Gary Rosenblatt, the Editor in Chief of the New York Jewish Week, dedicated his Yom Ha-Shoah editorial to a description of an innovative new program in Holocaust education called Names, Not Numbers. It's a program in which a professional filmmaker and a professional journalist team up with professional educators to teach high school students how to take an oral history and how to transform it into a video documentary. Equipped with those skills, two students are then paired with a local Holocaust Survivor or WWII veteran and set out to make a documentary based on their life story. The program has been run, to date, in four schools across the country to wide acclaim and with great success.

We are proud to announce that due to a generous grant from the Bornblum Foundation, the program will be coming to our high schools next year. Stay tuned for more...

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