The Next Chapter enables high school youth to develop profound connections to the Holocaust. By participating in the program, students are awarded 40 hours of community service and create a special relationship with a local survivor.
At monthly meetings, students will learn how to:
Interview Holocaust survivors and document their oral histories in a written essay.
Study the history of the Holocaust and explore the current Jewish cultural renaissance in Poland.
Time commitment: Students will meet in one seminar a month from December through April, and connect with the survivor they have been matched with three times throughout the semester.
Applications are due November 1, 2012.
The project is a partnership of JFCS and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture and its Jewish Heritage Initiative in Poland. Some of the research was gathered from the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Poland and from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center.
You can access the essays written in 2011 by clicking on the names of the survivors listed here. The research on the towns and countries of their birthplaces is also linked.