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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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Open Window School, Bellevue, WA – April 25, 2022 via video

by George J Elbaum Open WindowSchool  (OWS) is an independent school for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade who have been formally identified as intellectually gifted.  The school’s mission is to nurture and inspire students of high intellectual ability. Its current … Continue reading

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Francisco Middle School, San Francisco, CA – April 19, 2022 via video

by George J Elbaum Francisco Middle School (FMS) was established in 1924, and during its more than 90 years of history has served many illustrious students, such as baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.  It has a high-diversity student body of roughly 600 students in grades 6, … Continue reading

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Crescent Heights High School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – April 13, 2022(PM) via video

by George J Elbaum Crescent Heights High School is a co-educational, public high school in Calgary with an enrollment of 1,842 students in grade 10 through 12.  CHHS, as it is commonly known, was established in 1915, and is truly a “school … Continue reading

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College Place Middle School, Lynnwood, WA – April 13, 2022 (AM) via video

by George J Elbaum College Place Middle School is a public school with enrollment of 456 students in grades 7 and 8.  The school’s minority enrollment is 56% and 49% of the students are economically disadvantaged.  In spite of these … Continue reading

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