The English Montreal School Board Holocaust Education Program, made possible thanks to support from the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal’s Nova Grants, is well underway for the 2022-23 academic year.
On September 19, the first of many visits by schools to the Montreal Holocaust Museum took place, with 39 Grade 5 students from Nesbitt Elementary School in Rosemount receiving guided tours, followed by a pedagogical workshop. They were joined by teachers Ellen Riggerbach and Nicolas Murray and Spiritual Community Animator Vince Lacroce.
The students were able to ask questions, see the extraordinary exhibit and hear from a Holocaust survivor virtually. You can see here what the tours consist of: https://museeholocauste.ca/en/guided-tour-testimony/#GuidedTour
Kathy Assayag, President and CEO of the JCF Montreal, joined the students for the beginning of a lecture as did Mark Bergman and Eliane Goldstein, who are the co-hosts of a special podcast related to this project.
About the Project
The objective of the ENSB Holocaust Education Program is to sensitize students and staff to the history of the Holocaust and acts of Antisemitism via special guests, lectures and visits to the Montreal Holocaust Museum and different exhibits and programming in the community.