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 to underserved communities, we aim to bring individual stories and experiences of every student into the wider context of history and community. 

*Share our Stories is offered virtually for the 2020/2021 school year. 

 

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

 

  • A virtual 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 art reflection (art materials supplied) workshop for students. 


 

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 2020-21 school year,  please complete this form. For more information please contact:


Lisa Weissman

Creative Programs Associate Manager

lweissman@hmla.org 

Voices of History

Art + Theater 

Workshops 

PRINTMAKING ART WORKSHOP 
 

Explore the conversations between art, memory, and action through this week long virtual workshop for students in grades 7-12. Art is a powerful catalyst for change, expression, and healing, and can help in the processing of painful memories as well as a pathway to resilience.   Students will dialogue and work with Holocaust survivors to create prints, exploring the interconnections of daily life, artwork, and social action. The program is presented in partnership with Milken Community School and is open to non-Milken students. 


 

PROGRAM DATES 

June 21-25, 2021 from 9am-12pm.

Open to students in grades 7-12.  


LOCATION 

Virtual 

 

TUITION

$75. Full scholarships available.

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For more information please contact:


Lisa Weissman

Creative Programs Associate Manager 

lweissman@hmla.org

(323) 651-3716 

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THEATER WORKSHOP 
 

Virtual Theater Workshop opportunity for student actors and writers! The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Holocaust Museum LA are offering a digital 2 ½ week program where students will speak with Holocaust survivors to write, direct, and act in a theatre performance inspired by their conversations.


 

PROGRAM DATES 

July 12 - 27, 2021 from 9am-12pm.  


LOCATION 

Currently offered as virtual with the possibility of hybrid. 

 

TUITION

$150. Full scholarships available.

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

For more information please contact:


Lisa Weissman

Creative Programs Associate Manager 

lweissman@hmla.org

(323) 651-3716 

L’Dough V’Dough

Evoking the Hebrew phrase “L’Dor V’Dor,” or “from generation to generation,” L’Dough V’Dough invites participants to braid and bake challah or cookies with Survivors at the Museum, synagogues and school campuses. While kneading the dough, students and Survivors share, remember, and bond -- one generation to the next -- in an environment conducive to asking questions and encouraging dialogue. The casual setting emulates a dinner conversation, providing an entry point and safe place for students as young as third graders through adults to learn about this complicated history and engage on a personal level with Survivors in important, 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

Education Coordinator 

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 further details please contact:

Rachel Podber

Education Coordinator

rachel@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 from knowledgeable and experienced mentors. 

 

Applicants must be entering 9th-12th grade. Deadline for application is March 19. The High School Internship will last for 4 weeks beginning June 14, 2021.  Internships are unpaid, but class credit can be provided. 

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our 2021 Summer Internship Programs will be virtual.  

Undergrad and Graduate Internship  

 

This program invites qualified, motivated, and passionate candidates with an interest in history, art, museum work, and education to join our summer intern community. Interns learn how to engage and educate the public around the social relevancy of Holocaust history while taking part in day-to-day projects and work related to the Museum’s mission to commemorate, educate, and inspire. Interns will gain professional development and work alongside a dynamic team of educators, conservators, and community leaders. In addition to honing professional skills, interns will join an exceptional community of peers, volunteers, and staff who are dedicated to education and inspiring a more dignified world.  Interns receive in-depth training about Holocaust history, museum pedagogy, and non-profit day-to-day operation.   

 

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college, university, or graduate program. Deadline for application is March 19. The internship will last for 8 weeks. Internships are unpaid, but class credit can be provided.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our 2021 Summer Internship Programs will be virtual.

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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 every other month for board meetings and participate in a variety of different programs throughout the school year.

All applications are due before the start of the school year.