Holocaust Educators Scholarship

Every year, the Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival (in association with the Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge) underwrites Holocaust educational programs specifically for teachers in the region. We do this by making it possible to send deserving teachers to the Belfer National Conference for Educators in Washington, DC, held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in July of each year.

Funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation, this conference is designed for middle and high school, community college and university educators, with five or less years of experience teaching about the Holocaust. 

At the Belfer Conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for presenting the complex subject of the Holocaust to students. Participants hear survivor testimony and have extensive time to view the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition, Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story, and other special exhibitions and to use the interactive computers in the Wexner Learning Center. Seminar sessions emphasize planning and implementing units of study for Holocaust education in middle and high schools. Teachers who complete the program receive a set of educational materials and a voucher worth $100 to purchase Holocaust-related resources in the Museum Shop.

This conference is FREE and registration is on a first come, first served basis.


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2017 Scholarship Recipients

Samantha Chaisson  Runnels High School

Storm Matthews — Sherwood Middle School

Timesha Christy — Dutchtown Middle School