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Classrooms Without Borders

CWB Programs stand out because:

  • We empower our educators and students to experience history deeply, personally, and intellectually;
  • We create people to people encounters between our teacher/student participants and change agents in Israel and Europe;
  • We cultivate a community of dedicated educators who learn together and share insights. This cross-fertilization of ideas promotes educational excellence;
  • We enable our participants to intensify their exploration of their field of expertise;
  • We challenge our teachers and student to examine and grapple with moral and ethical dilemmas facing other societies;
  • We help our participants integrate their experiences into the classrooms upon returning from the travel seminar

Our participants return to their professional environments energized, inspired and motivated to translate what they learned and experienced to their students.

What our participants have to say…

Without traveling to Poland, I could have never sensed the vastness of the terror that Jewish and Polish peoples must have felt under the Third Reich. I won't claim that I now understand that terror, but I at least know that the terror is unknowable to me. Our itinerary appropriately outlined the chronology of incrementalism; first Jewish people lose their rights, they're put into a ghetto, they're removed from plazas in their towns, they're murdered in camps. Seeing these sites with scholars and a survivor made the Shoah a human story for me, rather than an academic one. This could have never been communicated to me via photographs or printed texts, and I'm so grateful that I got to experience it with a survivor; in the coming years, such an experience will be impossible.

Kate Lukaszewicz / Teacher / Sewickley Academy
Poland Personally: A Study Seminar to Poland

Recent Seminars

Yad Vashem Seminar: Teaching The Holocaust - For Teachers in Supplemental Jewish Schools/Programs
July 20 – July 28, 2017

Yad Vashem Seminar: Teaching The Holocaust -For Middle and High School Educators in Jewish Day Schools
July 12 – July 24, 2017

Rabbis Engaging In Israel
October 30 – November 4, 2016

2016 Israel Seminar for Early Childhood Educators
June 19 – June 30, 2016

2016 Israel Archeology Study Seminar: Discovering The Past Civilization
June 12 – June 23, 2016

Greece: Birthplace of Ancient Achievements and Modern Heroism
June 14 – June 25, 2015