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3gSF Jewish Family and Children’s Services, San Francisco, CA – April 20, 2020

by George J Elbaum 3gSF is a group formed by the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors of the JFCS Holocaust Center, and my talk was organized by Penny Savryn, the Center’s Program Coordinator.  Of necessity, it was not presented in person … Continue reading

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American Technion Society, NY, NY – March 20, 2020

by George J Elbaum This talk was not presented in person but online via Zoom video for the staff of the American Technion Society, all working from their homes as necessitated by the current COVID-19 pandemic requiring “sheltering in place.”

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Beacon Academy, Boston, MA – February 27, 2020 PM

by George J Elbaum Beacon Academy (Beacon) is a 14-month school between 8th and 9th grades designed to close the achievement gap for a cadre of Boston’s bright and determined students and prepare them for high school.  It was founded in … Continue reading

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Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School, South Easton, MA – February 27, 2020 AM

by George J Elbaum Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School  (Southeastern) is a public high school with a high diversity enrollment of 1,416 students in grades 9-12 offering a diverse range of educational, vocational and technical programs.  The school’s multi-pronged education … Continue reading

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Fletcher Middle School, Palo Alto, CA – February 20, 2020

by George J Elbaum Fletcher Middle School has a diverse enrollment of 715 students in grades 6-8 and has earned high rankings by NICHE:  A+ Overall and in Academics, and 6th place among 2,575 Best Public Middle Schools in California, … Continue reading

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Thornton High School, Daly City, CA – February 11, 2020

by George J Elbaum Thornton High School is a public, alternative school with current attendance of 124 students, primarily in grades 11-12, and its continuation program is designed to provide the opportunity for students to earn academic credits and meet the … Continue reading

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NextRoll, San Francisco, CA – February 10, 2020

by George J Elbaum A few days before my January 27 talk commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (see previous post), I received an unusual email.  The writer, Robert Goren, heard about the planned speaking engagement, checked my website and … Continue reading

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Manny’s in the Mission, San Francisco, CA – January 27, 2020

by George J Elbaum Manny’s in the Mission is an unusual San Francisco institution which prides itself on being “a people powered and community focused meeting and learning place which combines a restaurant, political bookshop, and civic events space.”  Its … Continue reading

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American Indian Public Charter School, Oakland, CA – December 12, 2019

by George J Elbaum American Indian Public Charter School (AIPCS), is a K-8 charter school with predominantly low-income, minority students and current enrollment of 794 that has had an unusual history since its founding in 1996.  Its current incarnation, however, is … Continue reading

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