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Burlingame High School, Burlingame, CA – February 8 (2 classes) + February 9 (1 class), 2021 – via video

by George J Elbaum Burlingame High School has an enrollment of 1529 students of high diversity: 61% White, 23% Asian, 8% Latino, 5% Filipino and 3% all other.  Per its website, the school’s mission is “to develop in all students … Continue reading

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Twin Falls Middle School, North Bend, WA – January 28, 2021

by George J Elbaum Twin Falls Middle School, located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains with an enrollment of 820 students in grades 6-8, considers its mission as being based on “Relationships, Rigor and Relevance” as a “professional learning … Continue reading

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Atrium School, Watertown, MA – January 26, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum Atrium School is a progressive, independent co-ed day school, grades pre-K through 8, with 121 students.  At Atrium, an emphasis on collaborative, balanced, hands-on curriculum enables students to gain and exercise critical thinking and problem-solving skills … Continue reading

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Oceana High School, Pacifica, CA – January 13, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum Oceana High School is a small public high school in Pacifica, CA, with a high diversity student body of 622 students, of which 79% are minority and 34% are economically disadvantaged.  Nevertheless, it has a 4-year graduating … Continue reading

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Bentley School, Lafayette, CA – December 14, 2020 via video

by George J Elbaum For several years I’ve been speaking at The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) as part of their program of student tours organized around a current exhibit and paired with talks by Holocaust survivors, which were arranged by … Continue reading

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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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