St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum Launches Workshops in Response to Crisis in Israel
These workshops are designed to help educators and parents engage in difficult conversations about current events with their students and children.
(St. Louis, November 6, 2023) – To help educators and parents better engage in difficult conversations with their students and children about current events, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is launching a new “Communicating in Crisis” series. The first programs in the series will take place on November 20 and November 29.
“Since October 7, the Museum has received numerous inquiries from parents and educators seeking guidance on how to address challenging topics and global events, such as the ongoing conflict in Israel & Gaza,” stated Helen Turner, Director of Education. “In response, we’ve developed a new series specifically tailored to support parents and educators. It’s designed to provide them with the necessary resources to effectively discuss current world events with young people, meeting them at their level of understanding.”
The “Communicating During Crisis” is a series of programs designed to help parents and teachers engage in difficult conversations about current events. Each of these sessions will include resources and discussions about how to support and talk to young people about reactions, responses, and responsibilities connected to the current events taking place in Israel and Gaza.
The Museum will provide a space to discuss:
- How to digest current events
- How to approach your children/students about these events
- How to address social media
- How to report incidents
This program is part of the Museum’s Change Begins with Us Campaign, an initiative designed to empower St. Louis area visitors to work collectively to fight antisemitism and all forms of hate. “Change Begins with Us” is a reminder that we cannot do everything, but we can all do something to make the world a better place.
“We understand that it’s often difficult to know how to make a difference when confronted with challenging issues or crises,” said Myron Freedman, Executive Director. “As a Holocaust Museum, we frequently interact with visitors who are uncertain about how to react when confronted with the distressing history of the Holocaust. ‘Change Begins with Us’ is our response to these uncertainties. It serves as a reminder that the process of change commences with small actions, community involvement, and taking meaningful steps.”
To learn more, and to register, please visit STLHolocaustMuseum.org/Change-Begins-With-Us
The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is dedicated to using the history and lessons of the Holocaust to reject hatred, promote understanding, and inspire change. The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets, memberships, and group tour reservations are currently available. The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is a proud partner of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. The Federation founded the Museum in 1995 and nurtured and maintained it for 25 years. Learn more at www.StlHolocaustMuseum.org.