What We Do

The Letters Project was created in 2020 and is based upon Yossi Klein Halevi’s Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor (Harper Collins, 2019).

Post Oct 7th we believe that The Letters Project is both critically important and significantly more challenging for us to carry out. This project is about gaining understanding and language to fully express ourselves in a nuanced conversation on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. As well, the book can help young Jews more deeply understand and connect with the Zionist story, which is especially urgent now. It is with full awareness of the pain and limitations of this moment that we offer this project to current and new partners, in our community and beyond.
 
Our intentions are:
 
STANDING proudly, without apology, in our Zionist story
LEARNING to live with the reality that we have two irreconcilable narratives
ACQUAINTING ourselves with a range of views and concepts that comprise the Palestinian narrative, understanding that learning is not agreement
RESPECTING the role that history plays in how we understand the present and think about the future

 

 

For more information, please contact holly@minndakjcrc.org

 

 

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Holocaust Educators Cohort

Holocaust Educators Cohort

Join our Holocaust Educator Cohort (Grades 6-12) to access our primary source packets that help students understand how and why the Holocaust happened.

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The Power of Place: 2024 JCRC Educator European Summer Institute

The Power of Place: 2024 JCRC Educator European Summer Institute

June 17– 29, 2024
Visit Warsaw, Berlin and Prague

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Transfer of Memory (Exhibition)

Transfer of Memory (Exhibition)

Bring this photography exhibit to your community for a one-of-a-kind Holocaust education opportunity.

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Transfer of Memory (Book)

Transfer of Memory (Book)

The JCRC and David Sherman Photography announce the production of our book: Transfer of Memory.

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One Day Trip to Washington D.C. (USHMM)

One Day Trip to Washington D.C. (USHMM)

Trip date: April 16, 2024

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Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope

MAY 1 – JUNE 20, 2026

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Holocaust Education Speakers Bureau

Holocaust Education Speakers Bureau

Connect a Holocaust survivor or descendant to your group.

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Learning Through Legacy

Learning Through Legacy

Generations After MN

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Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

Save the date for Sunday, May 5, 2024

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The Leo Weiss Courage to Teach Award

The Leo Weiss Courage to Teach Award

The JCRC honors a teacher or school whose passion, dedication, and excellence elevates the teachings of the lessons of the Holocaust in Minnesota and beyond.

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Witnesses to the Holocaust

Witnesses to the Holocaust

Stories of Minnesota Holocaust Survivors and Liberators.

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Minnesota Holocaust Films

Minnesota Holocaust Films

Add these short original documentaries to your curriculum.

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National History Day in Minnesota

National History Day in Minnesota

2021 Theme: “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding” Each year, the National History Day office chooses a theme to help students direct their research. Students must make a connection […]

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Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

The exhibition, Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War, illuminates the story of the Kindertransport (German for “Children’s Transport”), the astonishing rescue effort that brought approximately 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great Britain and other countries, including Sweden between 1938 and 1940. 

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Light from the Yellow Star

Light from the Yellow Star

Dr. Robert Fisch’s book, Light from The Yellow Star: Lessons of Love From the Holocaust, teaches middle and high school students about the Holocaust.

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