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Teaching Our Children About the Holocaust

  • Congregation Etz Chayim | 4161 Alma Street Palo Alto, CA, 94306 United States (map)

How do you talk to your children about an event, so horrific, that most adults can't comprehend it? Where do we start? At what age? What should I tell them? What should I not tell them? What is age appropriate?

The Holocaust is, perhaps, the most difficult thing to talk about and teach in our Jewish history. There are ways to talk to your children that will respond to their questions until they are older. And, there are ways to be partners with secular and religious school curricula that address this topic. Long-time local educator Ilona Shechter will guide us through an exploration of this fraught history.