U.S. educators being sought for seminar at Polands future Jewish museum

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The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw is encouraging teachers and educators in North America to sign up for its summer seminar.

The Polin Academy Summer Seminar is designed especially for educators involved in Jewish heritage education and those who bring groups to tour Poland. The deadline for applications is Feb. 22.

Educators from Jewish educational institutions will participate in an on-site orientation to the future museum’s educational strategies, programs and exhibitions. Tours to historic sites, including Treblinka, also are planned. There are two programs this summer, July 21-28 and Aug. 4-11.

Thanks to generous grants from Phyllis L. Cook, Taube Philanthropies and the Koret Foundation of San Francisco and others in Poland, the entire cost of the PASS program is being subsidized by the museum; that includes accommodations, meals, seminar materials and local transportation. Travel costs are not included, but participants may apply to the museum for a partial travel grant.

For more information, visit www.jewishmuseum.org.pl and click on the “education” tab, or contact senior education specialist Katarzyna Kulinska at [email protected].