Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance: Educational Considerations in Teaching about the Holocaust Seminar

Join us for this free seminar at Alvernia University for school teachers on Friday, April 5th. Explore dealing with the challenges of creating meaningful lessons on Holocaust education, as Alvernia partners with
the Jewish Foundation of Reading to host Dr. Rachel Korazim. With such a vast topic, the need to mold it to fit academic structures calls for clear definitions of questions that are often elusive. Dr. Rachel Korazim, a graduate of Haifa University with a Ph.D. in Jewish education and a specialist in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education, will cover these difficult questions and discuss teaching the Holocaust in the classroom. For more information please visit www.alvernia.edu/eduseminar.

Dr. Rachel Korazim
Friday, April 5th
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Alvernia University, Upland Center
Community Room 103
540 Upland Avenue, Reading, PA
For School Teachers

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Start Date: 4/5/2013 10:30 am
End Date: 4/12/2013 12:00 pm
Location: Upland Center, Community Room 103
Price: Free
Sponsor: Education Department
Contact: Frank Vecchio, M.A., M.Ed.
Director of Field Experiences
For School Teachers

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
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  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
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