The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, MTA hosted a meaningful Yom HaShoah program, which began with opening remarks from Rabbi Joshua Kahn, head of school, followed by Nadav Heller, a senior, who talked about his experience interviewing a Holocaust survivor as part of MTA’s “Names, […]
Students Document Holocaust Testimonies as Part of Yeshiva University High Schools’ Oral History Film Project Growing up as Jews firmly entrenched in the Jewish education system, learning and hearing about the Holocaust was commonplace. Since we were children, we have been exposed to the atrocities of one of the darkest episodes of human history. But […]
On November 15, Dr. Michael Berenbaum addressed students at both Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) in connection with Names, Not Numbers, an oral history project and curriculum in which students research, interview and film Holocaust survivors. Berenbaum is the author and editor of 18 books and co-produced One Survivor Remembers: The Gerda Weissmann Klein Story, a […]
Joyce Tessel worried about the relevance of her class project. The 18-year-old senior at Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) “didn’t understand why talking to Holocaust survivors” and others who were connected to World War II, could be important to her young life. “But I was so wrong,” she said.