In September, please watch for information on Dear Esther, a theatrical production.
Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration
The Boys of Buchenwald Reunite!
Tuesday, November 9, 2004, 9:30 am-11:30 am
Child Survivors of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp will reunite to view a movie of their story and share their experience and perspective in a discussion with the audience. These boys survived the Holocaust with no family, no home, and no future. But what they did have was each other. Please join us when these men detail their lives and their unique relationship. This program is appropriate for middle school and high school students.
The Luna Kaufman Writing and Art Contest
Named in honor of Luna Kaufman, Holocaust survivor and pioneer in Holocaust Education, our annual contest is open to students in grades 5 to 12 and includes research, creative writing, and both two and three dimensional art. Winners in each age category receive a $50 U.S. Savings Bond; all participants receive a certificate of participation.
Students may submit work in any of the following media:
Note: Two-dimensional work may not be larger than 36 inches, including the matte for the frame. All work must be simply framed or matted ready for hanging.
- Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolors, temperas, casein
- Drawings: Pencil, pen, ink, wash, craypas, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal or pastels (these must be fixed or covered with acetate)
- Prints: Linoleum cuts, woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, aerographs, monotypes or collotypes
- Sculptures: Wood, metal, plaster, fired ceramic, clay, plastic or stone
Two areas of writing styles will be accepted: Research and Creative Writing
- Papers should be typed, double-spaced, one-sided only, on 8 1/2x11" paper with 1 inch margins.
- Each paper should be original in its presentation.
- Research papers should be properly annotated and should have a bibliography attached. Direct quotes from published works should be credited. Footnotes are to be included at the bottom of each page.
The Catherine Woolf Student Leadership Conference
Thursday, December 16, 2004, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Friday, December 17, 2004, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
In this exceptional program, middle school students learn how they can make a difference in eliminating prejudice from their schools. This unique experience empowers them to educate their peers as they develop skills to counteract prejudice. The program is by invitation and pre-registration is necessary. Interested parents and teachers should contact the Center for Holocaust Studies for information at (732) 224-2769.
Every Spring, our annual colloquium, open to middle and high school students, has a keynote speaker and workshops.