Speaking Events

 

Talks in schools by George J Elbaum

    • October 20, 2017 – San Francisco, CA  Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory School
    • October 19, 2017 – Danville, CA  Athenian School
    • October 16, 2017 (PM) – Tacoma, WA  Seabury Middle School
    • October 16, 2017 (AM) – Shoreline, WA  St. Luke School
    • September 25, 2017 – Tacoma, WA  Charles Wright Academy
    • August 14, 2017 – Seattle, WA  Holocaust Center for Humanity 
    • July 10, 2017 – San Francisco, CA  JFCS high school interns  
    • June 29, 2017 – Redwood City, CA  Facing History Summer Seminar: Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior   
    • June 7, 2017 – San Lorenzo, CA  Arroyo High School
    • June 1, 2017 – Grojec, Poland  Public Junior High School 
    • May 31, 2017 (PM) – Mszczonow, Poland  School Complex
    • May 31, 2017 (AM) – Blonie, Poland  M.M. Kolbe Junior High #2
    • May 30, 2017 (PM) – Warsaw, Poland  Gimnazjum No. 11
    • May 30, 2017 (AM) – Warsaw, Poland  Gimnazjum No. 32
    • May 29, 2017 (PM) – Warsaw, Poland  Gimnazjum No. 1
    • May 29, 2017 (AM) – Warsaw, Poland  Gimnazjum No. 3
    • May 26, 2017 – Bialobrzegi, Poland  Leaders of Dialogue Conference
    • May 15, 2017 – Oakland, CA  Downtown Charter Academy
    • May 12, 2017 – Oakland, CA  Lighthouse Community Charter HS
    • April 27, 2017 – Fremont, CA  Washington High School
    • April 26, 2017 – San Jose, CA  Notre Dame High School
    • April 24, 2017 (PM) – Seattle, WA  Seattle World School
    • April 24, 2017 (AM) – Seattle, WA  Islander Middle School
    • April 20, 2017 – San Francisco, CA  The Bay School
    • April 13, 2017 – Boston, MA  Boston Latin School
    • April 6, 2017 – San Francisco, CA  City Arts & Technology HS
    • April 5, 2017 – Fremont, CA  American High School
    • March 28, 2017 – Castro Valley, CA  Castro Valley High School
    • March 14, 2017 – Hayward, CA  Tennyson High School
    • March 10, 2017 – San Francisco, CA  Academy SF
    • February 28, 2017 (PM) – Walpole, MA  Norfolk Agricultural High School
    • February 28, 2017 (AM) – Boston, MA  Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School
    • February 16, 2017 – San Francisco, CA  JFCS
    • February 3, 2017 – Milpitas, CA  Milpitas High School
    • January 30, 2017 – SeaTac, WA  Kent Mountain View Academy
    • January 26, 2017 – Seattle, WA  Seattle University
    • January 24, 2017 – San Francisco, CA  Contemporary Jewish Museum
    • January 19, 2017 – Fremont, CA  Hopkins Junior High School
    • January 11, 2017 – San Francisco, CA  UC Davis teachers’ workshop @ JFCS
    • December 6, 2016 – Fremont, CA  Mission San Jose High School   
    • November 30, 2016 – San Francisco, CA  Katherine Delmar Burke School
    • November 17, 2016 – San Ramon, CA  Dougherty Valley High School
    • October 7, 2016 – Seattle, WA  Licton Springs School
    • September 29, 2016 – San Francisco, CA  University of San Francisco
    • September 26, 2016 – Tacoma, WA  Charles Wright Academy
    • July 11, 2016 – Seattle, WA  Holocaust Center for Humanity
    • May 26, 2016 – San Lorenzo, CA  Arroyo High School
    • May 18, 2016 – Castro Valley, CA  Castro Valley High School
    • May 10, 2016 – Hayward, CA  Tennyson High School
    • May 4, 2016 – Palo Alto, CA  Kehillah Jewish High School  
    • April 21, 2016 (PM) – Pleasanton, CA  Foothill High School
    • April 21, 2016 (AM) – Pleasanton, CA   Amador Valley High School
    • April 20, 2016 – San Jose, CA  Notre Dame High School
    • April 14, 2016 –  Newark, CA  Newark Memorial High School
    • April 13, 2016 – Fremont, CA  American High School
    • April 7, 2016 – Cambridge, MA  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • April 6, 2016 – Boston, MA  Boston Latin School 
    • March 21, 2016 – Oakland, CA  Lighthouse Community Charter HS
    • March 20, 2016 – San Francisco, CA  JFCS “Day of Learning,” Galileo HS
    • March 17, 2016 – San Francisco, CA  Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • March 2, 2016 – Walnut Creek, CA  Seven Hills School
    • January 20, 2016 – Palo Alto, CA  Facing History’s educators’ workshop
    • January 14, 2016 – San Francisco, CA  St. Peter’s School
    • Jan. 6, 2016 – San Francisco, CA  UC Davis teachers’ workshop @ JFCS
    • November 16, 2015 – Pacifica, CA  Oceana High School
    • November 9, 2015 – San Francisco, CA  University of San Francisco
    • September 28, 2015 – Tacoma, WA  Charles Wright Academy
    • September 21, 2015 – Seattle, WA  Holocaust Center for Humanity “Voices for Humanity” Luncheon
    • August 10, 2015 – Seattle, WA  Holocaust Center for Humanity
    • June 2, 2015 – Daly City, CA  Fernando Rivera Middle School
    • May 22, 2015 – San Lorenzo, CA  Arroyo High School
    • April 29, 2015 – San Jose, CA  Edge School at Sunol (ex-Novo)
    • April 9, 2015 – Westford, MA  Nashoba Technical School
    • April 8, 2015 – Weston, MA  Tremont School
    • March 25, 2015 – San Francisco, CA  Gateway High School
    • March 8, 2015 – San Francisco, CA  JFCS “Day of Learning,” Galileo HS 
    • March 5, 2015 – San Francisco, CA  Academy of Arts & Sciences HS 
    • February 23, 2015 – SeaTac, WA  Kent Mountain View Academy
    • February 20, 2015 – Seattle, WA  University Prep
    • January 8, 2015 – San Francisco, CA  St. Peter’s School
    • December 17, 2014 – Redwood City, CA  Summit Preparatory Charter HS
    • December 10, 2014 – San Ramon, CA  Dougherty Valley High School
    • Dec 3, 2014 – San Francisco, CA  UC Davis teachers’ workshop @ JFCS  
    • December 2, 2014 – Walnut Creek, CA  Seven Hills School
    • October 24, 2014 – Menlo Park, CA  Synapse School
    • October 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA  University of San Francisco
    • September 29, 2014 – Tacoma, WA  Charles Wright Academy
    • September 26, 2014 – Shoreline, WA  St. Luke School
    • May 9, 2014 – Lublin, Poland  Prywatne Gimnazjum i Liceum im. Krolowej Jadwigi
    • May 8, 2014 (PM) – Swidnik, Poland  Zespol Szkola No. 2, Gimnazjum No. 3
    • May 8, 2014 (AM) – Lublin, Poland  Prywatne Gimnazjum i Liceum  Ogolnoksztalcace im. I J Paderewskiego w Lublinie
    • May 6, 2014 (PM) – Warsaw, Poland Zespol Szkol No. 112 Gimnazjum No. 32
    • May 6, 2014 (AM) – Warsaw, Poland  Gimnazjum No. 3
    • April 25, 2014 – Orinda, CA Miramonte High School
    • April 24, 2014 – San Lorenzo, CA Arroyo High School
    • March 23, 2014 – San Francisco, CA  JFCS “Day of Learning” @ Galileo HS
    • March 20, 2014 – Milpitas, CA  Milpitas High School
    • March 12, 2014 – San Francisco, CA  UC Davis teachers’ workshop @ JFCS
    • March 7, 2014 – Hayward, CA  Moreau Catholic High School
    • February 27, 2014 – Boston, MA  USA Academy
    • February 27, 2014 – Bolton, MA  Nashoba Regional High School
    • January 30, 2014 – San Jose, CA  Novo Community School
    • December 9, 2013 – San Francisco, CA  San Francisco State University
    • December 3, 2013 (AM+) – Chelmsford, MA  Chelmsford High School
    • December 3, 2013 (AM) – Lawrence, MA  Central Catholic High School
    • November 10, 2013 – San Francisco, CA  Congregation Emanu-El 
    • September 23, 2013 – Tacoma, WA  Charles Wright Academy
    • July 15, 2013 – San Francisco, CA  JFCS interns
    • May 16, 2013 – Swidnik, Poland  Zespol Szkola No. 2, Gimnazjum No. 3
    • April 5, 2013 (PM) – Somerville, MA  Somerville High School
    • April 5, 2013 (AM) – Chelsea, MA  St. Rose School
    • March 28, 2013 – San Lorenzo, CA  Arroyo High School
    • March 19, 2013 – Pleasanton, CA  Amador Valley High School
    • March 13, 2013 – Hayward, CA  Moreau Catholic High School
    • March 5, 2013 – San Francisco, CA  Lick-Wilmerding High School
    • February 28, 2013 – San Jose, CA  Novo Community School
    • December 13, 2012 – Walnut Creek, CA  Seven Hills School
    • November 7, 2012 (PM) – Bellevue, WA  Temple B’nai Torah
    • November 7, 2012 (AM) – SeaTac, WA  Kent Mountain View Academy
    • November 6, 2012 – Bellevue, WA  Temple De Hirsch & Temple B’nai  Torah joint high school program 
    • September 20, 2012 – Tacoma, WA  Charles Wright Academy
    • June 20, 2012 – Antioch, CA  Antioch Unified School District teachers
    • May 10, 2012 – Mountain View, CA  Terra Bella Academy 
    • May 8, 2012 – Milpitas, CA  Milpitas High School
    • April 13, 2012 – Roxbury, MA  New Mission High School
    • March 27, 2012 – San Lorenzo, CA  Arroyo High School
    • March 23, 2012 – San Jose, CA  Novo Community School
    • March 9, 2012 – Tacoma, WA  Pacific Lutheran University
    • January 10, 2012 – Fremont, CA  Mission San Jose High School
    • November 29, 2011 (AM) – Lexington, MA  Lexington High School
    • November 29, 2011 (PM) – Lawrence, MA  Central Catholic High School
    • November 10, 2011 – Daly City, CA  Jefferson High School 
    • November 7, 2011 (AM) – Shoreline, WA  St. Luke School
    • November 7, 2011 (PM) – Seattle, WA  Lake Washington Girls Middle School
    • September 23, 2011 – Tacoma, WA  Charles Wright Academy
    • June 2, 2011 – Dorchester, MA  Mother Caroline Academy
    • May 12, 2011 – Fremont, CA  American High School
    • April 26, 2011 (AM) – Wilmington, CA  Banning High School
    • April 26, 2011 (PM) –  Carson, CA  CSU Dominguez Hills
    • April 8, 2011 (AM) – Boston, MA  Jewish Community Day School, 7th-8th grades
    • April 8, 2011 (PM) – Boston, MA  Social Justice Academy, 10th grade
    • March 29, 2011 – Burlingame, CA  Burlingame High School
    • March 11, 2011 – Spanaway, WA  Spanaway Lake High School
    • March 2, 2011 – Fremont, CA  Washington High School, 11th-12th grades
    • February 9, 2011 – San Jose, CA  Novo Community School
    • December 12, 2010 – Palo Alto, CA  Keddem Congregation 
    • December 2, 2010 (AM) – Marblehead, MA  Cohen Hillel Academy, 8th grade
    • December 2, 2010 (PM) – Boston, MA  Fenway High School, 9th grade
    • October 15, 2010 – Tacoma, WA  Charles Wright Academy, 11th-12th grades
    • October 13, 2010 – Seattle, WA  Alternative School No. 1, 7th-8th grades

7 Responses to Speaking Events

  1. leahgillis1 says:

    I had the pleasure of hearing you at the Holocause conference at PLU last week. I was very moved by your story and my son and I learned so much at the conference. I have a couple of pictures that I wanted to send to you but wasn’t sure what address to send them.

    • gelbaum says:

      Thanks much for your comment – I’m glad that you & your son appreciated what you heard at the conference – and thanks for your offer of photos. Please send them to me at gelbaum@alum.mit.edu – I’ll add these to the photos my wife took plus those I’ll be getting from PLU’s photographer, and from these I’ll choose 1-2 dozen to post on my weblog. Thanks again, George

  2. Patti says:

    Dear Mr. Elbaum,

    Thank you for visiting our school again, Kent Mountain View Academy. You made such an impact on our students a few years ago in Than To Do’s class. Mr. Gallagher came to me in January, and asked if I would like my students to be a part of another speaking engagement with you in February. I jumped at this once-in-a-lifetime chance for my students!

    Our essential question for our integrated unit on The Holocaust and Lois Lowry’s The Giver is: Why is memory important for our society and futures? The students and I have been discovering some of the answers to this question, and we are using historical facts and text evidence to answer this question.

    The students have been producing excellent work and are thinking deeply about this question as we learn more and more about memory and its importance in shaping who we want to be. Today, your visit, added a human element, that could not be read in a book, or explained by an instructor.

    Although your memories can be painful to share at times, I want to give you a heartfelt thanks for sharing them with young people.

    As I sat in the audience, behind my class, I looked at each one of them, and felt a wave of emotion come over me. Holocaust survivors are few nowadays, and I felt joy and pride, in knowing that your memories would be passed on to my students families and their future families.

    Please be on the lookout for some packages that will arrive to you, by the 6th grade class at Kent Mountain View Academy! The buzz in my classroom after your talk was invigorating! You touched many hearts today.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Patti Billet (6th Grade Teacher at KMVA)

  3. Viola says:

    Dear George, I am so proud to see my school on a long list of your speaking events. We hope to host you again in Warsaw in 2017. It is so amazing that you document your speaking events here and that you devote a note plus photos to each and every visit. My very best to you.
    Viola T.

    • gelbaum says:

      Viola,
      I’m glad that you like the way my website shows a bit of the schools and the students to whom I speak, both by their photos and by their questions in the Q&A. I speak often of your great work with your students in conveying to them your love of Warsaw’s history, and of the audience you gathered for my first speaking event in Warsaw. I look forward to returning to your school next year.
      My very best, George

  4. Jane Butterfield says:

    I just read your book. Wonderful! Do you have plans to speak in Washington, DC? I’d like to attend.

    Jane Butterfield

    • gelbaum says:

      Jane, thanks much for your comment, and I’m glad you liked my book. “Speaking Events” on my website lists all past & currently planned events, which so far have been or are planned only in California, Boston-area, Seattle-Tacoma area and Poland. I do not have plans to visit Washington DC this year, but if and when I do, it will definitely be listed on my website and would probably be arranged by Facing History & Ourselves, which has been arranging my talks in the San Francisco Bay and Boston areas. Sorry, but that’s the best I can offer now 🙂
      George

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