What We Do

Israel Education and Engagement

Educating and Engaging Jews and non-Jews alike about Israel’s history, people, and challenges.
Programs include:
  • Dynamic, free presentations via JCRC Speakers Bureau
    • Amazing Israel: People, Places, and Culture: Get acquainted with a country brimming with biblical history and cutting-edge innovation, the Jewish homeland that is also a dynamic, multi-ethnic democracy. This tiny land has a huge story to tell!
    • “The Letters Project: Conversing Across Narratives”
      A one hour values-based conversation using excerpts from the book Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: With an Extensive Epilogue of Palestinian Responses by Yossi Klein Halevi. Designed for those classes engaging in a deep and meaningful conversation about Israelis and Palestinians. Challenges students to find their own voice and come to better understand how pride and empathy can inform conflicts near and far. We can also bring you into our Letters Project, which provides books and assigns students the task of writing a letter to the author.
  • Israel Study Tour for Minnesota Legislators and Community Leaders: Since 2016, the JCRC has led 3 Israel trips for Minnesota state legislators and other community leaders with the purpose of educating Minnesota elected officials on the importance of a strong partnership between Minnesota and Israel, as well as to build trusted relationships with Minnesota’s elected officials. Our trip in November 2019 was our largest and most bipartisan delegation to date.
  • Government Advocacy: Working with our elected officials to address important issues facing Israel today.
  • Collaboration: Working with other organizations concerned about Israel, within Christian, and Muslim, and other communities.

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Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

The exhibition, Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War, illuminates the story of the Kindertransport (German for “Children’s Transport”), the astonishing rescue effort that brought approximately 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great Britain and other countries, including Sweden between 1938 and 1940. 

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Transfer of Memory

Transfer of Memory

Bring this photography exhibit to your community for a one-of-a-kind Holocaust education opportunity.

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Holocaust Education Speakers Bureau

Holocaust Education Speakers Bureau

Connect a Holocaust survivor or descendant to your group.

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Minnesota Holocaust Films

Minnesota Holocaust Films

Add these short original documentaries to your curriculum.

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Learning Through Legacy

Learning Through Legacy

Generations After MN

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One Day Trip to Washington D.C.

One Day Trip to Washington D.C.

April 5, 2022

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The Leo Weiss Courage to Teach Award

The Leo Weiss Courage to Teach Award

The JCRC honors a teacher or school whose passion, dedication, and excellence elevates the teachings of the lessons of the Holocaust in Minnesota and beyond.

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Witnesses to the Holocaust

Witnesses to the Holocaust

Stories of Minnesota Holocaust Survivors and Liberators.

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Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day

Join us for this hybrid commemoration service Thursday, April 28, 2022.

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Holocaust Educators Cohort

Holocaust Educators Cohort

Join our Holocaust Educator Cohort (Grades 6-12) to review our newly-released primary resource packets that help students understand how and why the Holocaust happened.

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