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North Star Academy, Redwood City, CA – May 18, 2022 via video (mostly)

by George J Elbaum North Star Academy is a magnet school with enrollment of 520 students in grades 3–8.  While most of my talks in schools are initiated and organized by a member of the school’s faculty or staff, this talk … Continue reading

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U.S. District Attorney’s Office for Western District of Washington, Seattle, WA – May 10, 2022 via video

by George J Elbaum This office prosecutes federal crimes committed in the Western District of Washington state.  Every month the office organizes a special emphasis program which usually ties in with that month’s racial, cultural, gender, or other emphasis or … Continue reading

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Brier Terrace Middle School, Brier, WA – May 9, 2022 via video

by George J Elbaum Brier Terrace Middle School is a public school with an enrollment of 636 students in grades 7 & 8. Per the school’s website, we “strive to create a positive learning environment which enhances and nurtures the … Continue reading

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Natick High School, Natick, MA – May 5, 2022 via video

by George J Elbaum Natick High School is an urban/suburban public high school serving 1732 students in grades 9–12.  It rates quite well in academic performance, with state standardized test scores vs. state averages of 79% vs.61% in English, 63% vs. 30% … Continue reading

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Methuen High School, Methuen, MA – May 3, 2022 via video

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 of … Continue reading

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Phillips Academy, Andover, MA – April 29, 2022 via video

by George J Elbaum Phillips Academy is a co-educational university-preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9–12, along with a post-graduate year.  It has a very diverse and international student population of approximately 1100 with a student-to-teacher ratio an admirable 5:1, … Continue reading

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Hastings Museum, Hastings, NE – April 28, 2022 (PM) via video

by George J Elbaum The Hastings Museum is housed in a building funded by the Works Progress Administration and dedicated on June 15, 1939. The museum exhibits include Kool-Aid, natural history dioramas, local history, weapons, life of pioneers on the plains, … Continue reading

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Rodeph Shalom School, New York, NY – April 28, 2022 (AM) via video

by George J Elbaum Rodeph Sholom School (RSS) is a coeducational Nursery-through-8th Grade Reform Jewish Independent School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I spoke to approximately 120 students in grades 6 through 8th of the Middle School, whose … Continue reading

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Berkeley Synagogues Community Gathering, Berkeley, CA – April 27, 2022 via video

I was invited to be the keynote speaker by Elaya Jenkins-Adelberg, Cantor at Congregation Beth El, and the arrangements were via Penny Savryn, Education & Marketing Manager, JFCS Holocaust Center.

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Hillel of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA – April 26, 2022 via video

My participation was arranged by Penny Savryn, Education and Marketing Manager, JFCS Holocaust Center, and Avigail Buhler, Director of Academic Affairs, Consulate General of Israel.

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