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Five Program Areas in 2021-2025
During the next few years, East Bay Holocaust Education Center (EBHEC) will focus on five program areas
Host Holocaust Survivor Talks
Sponsor showings of Holocaust Films
Produce performances of Holocaust-related plays & concerts
Offer programs sourced from other Holocaust education organizations such as the Shoah Foundation Institute, the Museum of Tolerance, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
Partner with Shoah Foundation Institute (SFI) to bring their "iWitness" program to the Bay Area
Become a satellite partner of SFI and US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
Partner with East Bay Jewish Film Festival and Livermore Shakespeare Festival
Partner with Tri-Valley Interfaith Interconnect to ensure our reach extends outside the Jewish community
Create a lending Library of Holocaust-related books
Create a Resource and Training Center with online capabilities
Train area high school teachers on using “iWitness,” a web-based educational program developed by the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation Institute (SFI) that provides access to more than 1,500 full life histories, testimonies of survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides for guided exploration.
Resume and Expand our Touring Exhibit to include religious organizations, corporate businesses, and community facilities
Sponsor Holocaust-inspired High School Art, Writing, & Video Contests
Provide Holocaust and tolerance-based training programs to community and religious leaders and corporate and public sector employees
EBHEC Leadership and Advisory Board will include prominent representatives of Jewish and non-Jewish spiritual groups, the corporate sector, and community members. Our leadership group will set priorities and help keep EBHEC connected to the greater East Bay community.
Building a Permanent Facility
By 2025, we plan to solicit funding to build a permanent EBHEC facility to open in 2030. The facility will feature a library, resource center, classrooms, exhibits, and a lecture hall for talks and film screenings.
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