Over the recent years I have had the privilege of developing a very special connection with the Speakers Bureau and the docents at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC. The Speakers Bureau and the docents are part of the Educators program at the museum, which is run by Elizabeth Edelstein, Vice President for Education at the Museum. The docents meet with the public and guide tours in the galleries of the museum, and the speakers are invited to schools and other settings in the community where they give presentations to students, telling them their own story of survival and the history of the Holocaust as they had lived through it.
The Speakers Bureau consists of Holocaust survivors and some children of survivors are now also joining the core group. It has been my great honor and pleasure to have been invited to return every year to the annual meeting of this unique group of people, who remind me so much of my own parents, and with whom I feel a very warm and special bond. Over the years, I have given several different lectures about topics that I thought might interest the participants.
I have decided to put the slides from my lectures here on my blog, and will do so one at a time, each week over the next few weeks, with great appreciation and love to my friends at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
The lecture posted on this link is from September 2014, and was entitled “Maintaining Vital Engagement in the Later Years“.