Kleinman Holocaust Education Center – Annual Student Contest

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The Amud Aish Memorial Museum and Kleinman Holocaust Education Center have launched their 2017 Student Contest: “Born to Live: Remembering the Children of the Holocaust.”

The contest includes a curated collection of six items that belonged to children who left their homes to escape Nazi persecution and portrays the Holocaust through the eyes of children who survived. Artifacts and letters are preserved and accessible, giving us insight into the fragility of their worlds and the potential of each and every individual. Students are invited to participate by submitting either a written or visual arts response to one of the artifacts.

We present this program as a memory to the children who were murdered during the Holocaust and as a means to inspire our readers to fulfill the potential in their own lives. Winners will receive valuable Visa Gift Cards as prizes! Eighteen prizes will be offered this year.

The grand prize for each grade level is $150. Second place winners will receive $72 and Third place winners will receive $25. The first 80 participating teachers will receive a free copy of “The Youngest Partisan” by A. Romi Cohn. Submission deadline is March 15, 2017. For more details click here.

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Rabbi Sholom Friedmann

Rabbi Sholom Friedmann is a Talmid of Rabbi Leib Bakst זצ"ל, of Yeshivas Ateres Mordechai, Detroit, Michigan. After learning in the yeshivah and kollel, Rabbi Friedmann moved to the British colony of Gibraltar and studied in the Gateshead Kollel for three more years, at which time he received rabbinical ordination. From there, Rabbi Friedmann moved to London, England. In London, Rabbi Friedmann taught in the Menorah Grammar School, and was appointed the communal Rov of Kehilas Kol Yaakov, Edgware, London. Rabbi Friedmann was awarded Qualified Teaching Status by the British Board of Education in 2002, and a diploma in educational psychology by the Tavistock clinic (London) in 2006. In 2005, Rabbi Friedmann was accepted as a Fellow in Holocaust Education by the prestigious Imperial War Museum, London. Rabbi Friedmann relocated to New York in 2008 to become the Director of Zechor Yemos Olam, the Holocaust education division of Torah Umesorah. While occupying that position, Rabbi Friedmann created teaching materials, videos, and teacher training programs, including the ZYO Holocaust education fellowship program. In April 2012, Rabbi Friedmann was appointed as the director of the Amud Aish Memorial Museum. The museum founded by Elly Kleinman will carry on the legacy of holocaust history. For more info about when it is expected to open read this article.

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