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ART & MEMORY
PROGRAMS

Educational programming for students is generously supported by the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation.

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Share Our Stories

Share Our Stories at Holocaust Museum LA connects students from under-resourced schools with Holocaust Survivors for meaningful dialogue, artifact-based learning, Museum gallery exploration, and reflective art workshops. Students are encouraged to find personal expression through artistic mediums while amplifying their voices through art. They find common ground with Holocaust survivors and see their own strength in the survivors’ experiences. In addition to providing free Holocaust education and arts programming for a collective impact, we invite individual stories and experiences of every student into the wider context of history and community. 

*Share our Stories is offered both hybrid and virtually for the 2023/2024 school year. 

 

The program is provided at no cost to participating classrooms and includes:

 

  • A virtual or in-person docent-led, customized tour of the Museum.

  • A virtual survivor speaking engagement in which a Holocaust survivor shares their experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust.

  • Virtual or in-person art reflection workshop for students. Materials will be supplied by the Museum.

The program will be conducted over a series of virtual sessions that take place over a period of 2-5 weeks, depending on the academic calendar for the partnering school and the Museum schedule.

Share Our Stories Project is free to participating classes through a generous grant from the Max H. Gluck Foundation.

If you are a teacher or school administrator interested in bringing Share Our Stories to your community for the 2023-24 school year, please complete this form. 

 

For more information please contact:

Jessie Handler

Creative Programs Manager

jessie@hmla.org 

Voices of History
Art / Film / Culinary Arts Workshops 

Voices of History is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.

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ART WORKSHOP 
 

This interactive art workshop offers students the opportunity to speak with Holocaust survivors and learn from art mentors to explore the conversations between art, history, memory, resiliency, and inspiration. Students will engage in dialogues and work with Holocaust survivors to create a reflective art piece exploring themes of identity, storytelling, and social action.

No prior art skills are required, just an interest and motivation in learning from the last generation of Holocaust survivors. Open to students in grades 7-12.


PROGRAM DATE

July 24, 2023

10 AM - 3 PM

LOCATION 

Holocaust Museum LA

TUITION

$75. Full scholarships available. For more information on scholarships contact rachel@hmla.org

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For more information please contact:


Rachel Podber-Kennison

Education Programs Manager 

rachel@hmla.org

(323) 651-3716 

FILM WORKSHOP

This interactive film workshop offers students the opportunity to speak with Holocaust survivors and learn from mentors to explore the conversations between documentary, history, memory, resiliency, and inspiration. Students will interview a Holocaust survivor and work together to create a short film about the survivor's experience.

No prior film experience required, just an interest and motivation in learning from the last generation of Holocaust survivors. For examples of previously-made student films, please visit vimeo.com/hmla. Open to students in grades 7-12. 


PROGRAM DATES 

July 15 - 26, 2024

Monday - Friday

10 AM - 2 PM  

LOCATION 

Milken Community School

 

TUITION

$200. Full scholarships available. For more information on scholarships contact rachel@hmla.org

Please note, space is limited. Openings will be filled in the order of applications we receive.

Thank you to our partners at the Milken Community School for hosting our program this summer.

For more information please contact:


Rachel Podber-Kennison

Education Programs Manager 

rachel@hmla.org

(323) 651-3716 

CULINARY ARTS WORKSHOP

During the Holocaust, Jewish communities experienced an immense loss of life, but also a tremendous cultural loss. This interactive culinary workshop offers students the opportunity to learn more about the cultural loss, and survival, of the Holocaust by approaching the history through something that brings communities together: food. Students will dive into the cultures of different Jewish communities, including Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Maghrebi Jews. Participants will learn about the ways that these cultures have persevered and survived, and will cook/bake several recipes from each culture. Students will leave the workshop with their own personal recipe book that they can continue to fill with their own family's and community's traditions.

No prior skills are required. Open to students in grades 7-12.

PROGRAM DATE 

July 27, 2023

10 AM - 3 PM 

LOCATION 

Holocaust Museum LA

TUITION

$75. Full scholarships available. For more information on scholarships contact rachel@hmla.org

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For more information please contact:


Rachel Podber-Kennison

Education Programs Manager 

rachel@hmla.org

(323) 651-3716 

L’Dough V’Dough

Evoking the Hebrew phrase “L’Dor V’Dor” (from generation to generation),  L’Dough V’Dough invites participants to braid and bake challah or cookies at Holocaust Museum LA, synagogues and school campuses. While kneading the dough, students reflect on the importance of passing stories from one generation to the next within communities, and have an opportunity to share their own family stories and traditions with one another.  As their challah bakes, students are joined by a survivor, child of survivors, or grandchild of survivors who share their/their family's story of survival and perseverance. The format and setting provides an entry point and safe place for students as young as third graders to learn about this complicated history and engage on a personal level with survivors or their descendants in important and age-appropriate conversations focused on the Holocaust, Jewish culture and heritage, and social action. 

Studies have shown that multi-sensory experiences like L'Dough V'Dough can engage individuals with different learning styles, activate memories, and stimulate creativity and communication.

For more information or to participate in our L'Dough V'Dough program please contact:

 

Rachel Podber-Kennison

Education Programs Manager

rachel@hmla.org

B’nai Mitzvah:
Acts of Memory 

The Museum's B'nai Mitzvah: Acts of Memory project offers students preparing for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah the opportunity to remember a child who perished in the Holocaust. We match each student with a child who has a similar name or who was born in a city or country that has special meaning for the student’s family. Once matched, we provide information about the child’s life and family, historical context, and suggestions for ways to remember the child, such as mentioning the child in a dvar Torah, or doing mitzvot as a way to commemorate and honor.

 

As with all of our programs, there is no charge to participate. We recommend a suggested donation of $54 which allows us to offer the opportunity to additional students. Please click here to make a donation.

For questions, please contact:

Jessie Handler

Creative Programs Manager

jessie@hmla.org 

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Summer 
Internships
 

Holocaust Museum LA offers internship opportunities for high school, college, and graduate students interested in careers in museums, archives, non-profits, or education.  Interns gain professional skills, meet experts, work with mentors, and learn about museum work by having firsthand experience working on a variety of daily tasks and meaningful projects.  

High School Internship 

 

Holocaust Museum LA High School Internship Program offers opportunities for high school students to connect with history, arts, museum work, education, and mentors to develop professional skills, connect, and gain experience. Teens will sharpen their professional and leadership skills, contribute to the Museum field, and gain valuable insight.

 

Applicants must be entering 9th-12th grade. The High School Internship will be HYBRID, Monday - Thursday for 4 weeks from June 24 - July 18, 2024. Class credit available.

 

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2024

College Internship  

 

8 or 10 week internship opportunity between May-September.

 

Summer internships are set to be hybrid and follow current LA City Guidelines for COVID-19.

Summer 2023 internships offered for college students:


Development Intern
Education Intern

 

Ideal candidates are inspired by history and/or interested in education, museum studies, community building, and artistic reflection to shape the future landscape of Holocaust remembrance and education.

Applicants should be able to work with others or on their own, enjoy collaboration, and enjoy working in a diverse community. This internship requires maturity, thoughtfulness, advanced writing/communication skills, and a strong interest in history and social justice.

Internships are unpaid, but class credit is available.

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 24, 2023

 

Please contact Rachel Podber-Kennison at rachel@hmla.org with any queries.

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SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Teen Advisory
Board

Holocaust Museum LA Teen Advisory Board consists of high school students from schools across Los Angeles who are committed to furthering the Museum's mission to commemorate, educate, and inspire. 

 

Students add their voices and contribute their leadership to the landscape of Holocaust remembrance and education in our community by shaping events and engagements at the Museum. Teen Board Members gather once a month for board meetings and participate in a variety of different programs throughout the school year.

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All applications are due by August 13, 2023

For questions, please contact:

 

Rachel Podber-Kennison

Education Programs Manager

rachel@hmla.org 

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