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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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Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo, CA (again) – May 13, 2020

by George J Elbaum Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, across the bay from San Francisco, has a high diversity student body of approximately 1,800 students. It is organized into several “schools within a school,” and this is the 9th consecutive … Continue reading

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College Park High School, Pleasant Hill, CA – May 1, 2020

by George J Elbaum College Park High School has a current enrollment of 2022 students of which 50% are minority and 22% are economically disadvantaged.  Despite these demographics, it is far above California state average of college and career readiness, … Continue reading

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Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo, CA – April 28, 2020

by George J Elbaum Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, across the bay from San Francisco, has a high diversity student body of approximately 1,800 students. It is organized into several “schools within a school,” and this is the 9th consecutive … Continue reading

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Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle, WA – April 21, 2020

by George J Elbaum My very first talk was on Yom Hashoah ten years ago, April 10, 2010, organized by MIT Hillel at the Boston Holocaust Memorial.  It was a painful experience, but immediately afterwards I was encouraged by the … Continue reading

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