This program prepares individuals to do educational presentations about the Holocaust in response to requests from schools and organizations and is open to adults 21 and older.

Qualifications for the Holocaust Education and Awareness Rapid Response Team (HEARRT):

  • Passion for teaching the lessons of the Holocaust
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Experience teaching older children and teens
  • Creative
  • Reliable

Program requirements:

  • Attend three sessions about the Holocaust
  • Participate on a trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City to view the Auschwitz exhibit
  • Prepare and deliver a 30- to 45-minute presentation about the Holocaust
  • Prepare a post-presentation debrief
  • Agree to serve on the Holocaust Education and Awareness Rapid Response Team
  • Ongoing Holocaust education for personal growth

Calendar (attendance is required):

  • Monday, March 2, 6-9 p.m.
  • Monday, March 16, 6-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 29, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (New York City)
  • Monday, April 13, 7-9 p.m.
  • Monday, June 4 (Presentations due)

Practice presentation sessions will be scheduled on an individual basis.

Applications are due by Dec. 20. Email dcoltin@lappinfoundation.org for an application or more information.

HEARRT is a free program of Lappin Foundation and is made possible with a generous grant.

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