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Forest Grove High School Class of 1955 Reunion, Forest Grove, OR – November 10, 2020

by George J Elbaum Several years ago I received a phone call wherein the caller identified himself as Rodney Goff and said that he was looking for a Jerry Whiteman who had attended Forest Grove High School (FGHS) in Forest … Continue reading

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MIT Hillel on Kristallnacht, Cambridge, MA – November 9, 2020

by George J Elbaum MIT is my alma mater, and MIT Hillel invited me to give my talk today on Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, which refers to the wave of anti-Jewish violence which began on November 9-10,1938 throughout Germany … Continue reading

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Student Leadership Board, Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle, WA – November 4, 2020

by George J Elbaum Seattle’s Holocaust Center for Humanity launched its Student Leadership Board (SLB) 6 years ago, and its mission is “Developing Compassionate Leaders through Education and Action.  Get involved and make a difference.”  Selected through an application process, … Continue reading

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Lakeside School, Seattle, WA – October 30, 2020

by George J Elbaum Lakeside School is a private school for grades 5-12 with a current enrollment of 838 students with a very strong focus on quality education as reflected by its student-to-teacher ratio of 9:1 vs. a national average … Continue reading

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MIT Department of Physics, Cambridge, MA – June 25, 2020

by George J Elbaum Along with other schools and universities, my alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) closed its campus in March at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it moved online those operations which could be conducted … Continue reading

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Forum for Dialogue, Warsaw, Poland – June 17, 2020

by George J Elbaum Forum for Dialogue is the largest and oldest Polish non-governmental organization engaging in Polish/Jewish dialogue.  Since the future truly belongs to the young, in its School of Dialogue program the Forum educates Polish teenagers about local … Continue reading

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Methuen High School, Methuen, MA – June 2, 2020

by George J Elbaum Methuen High School (MHS) is a public secondary school serving grades 9-12.  It has an enrollment of 1950, of which 46% is minority and 47% from low-income families.  The Holocaust is taught at MHS as part … Continue reading

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JFCS Holocaust Center – Israeli American Council Summer Learning Series, San Francisco, CA – May 26, 2020

by George J Elbaum Jewish Family and Children’s Services Holocaust Center is a San Francisco Bay Area social services organization whose mission statement is “Serving individuals and families of all faiths and backgrounds, guided by the Jewish value of caring for … Continue reading

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Islander Middle School, Mercer Island, WA – May 20, 2020

by George J Elbaum Islander Middle School (IMS) is the only public middle school (grades 6 thru 8) on Mercer Island.  Its enrollment is approximately 1100 students with 28% minority.  IMS utilizes district-adopted curriculum as the foundation for its core … Continue reading

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Catholic Memorial School, West Roxbury, MA – May 18, 2020

by George J Elbaum Catholic Memorial School (CM) is an all-boys college preparatory school (grades 7–12) with an attendance of 732 students (650 in grades 9-12) and a stated purpose to “prepare boys for college, manhood and a world full of … Continue reading

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