Sponsor A Teacher

The need for Holocaust education has never been more vital. That is why we are inviting you to invest in our Sponsoring A Teacher program. The Sponsoring A Teacher program will pay for a teacher to attend our 2024 Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute (TEI) here at the Museum - free of charge.

TEI is an intensive, professional development workshop we offer twice each summer, that provides teachers with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to teach about the Holocaust so that their students understand the ultimate consequences of antisemitism, racism, and other forms of bigotry. The program isĀ named in remembrance of Alexander Lebenstein, OBM, a German Holocaust Survivor, who devoted his later years to fighting hatred, intolerance, and bigotry through Holocaust Education.

Sponsoring A Teacher Keeps it Free!

The Sponsoring A Teacher program allows us to provide this workshop free of charge for educators and provides each with:

  • An intensive 2.5-day overview of the Holocaust
  • Best practices on how to teach the subject matter earning
    the teacher 45 recertification points
  • Take-home educational resources to used in the classroom
  • Two meals a day for all participants
  • Travel scholarships for educators outside of Central Virginia

Modest Investment - Big Returns

For a modest investment of $700 you can you can make a difference to a teacher and all of the hundreds of students she/he will teach the material to. As Megan Ferenczy, Director of Education at VHM says, ā€œSponsoring A Teacherā€ for TEI has a ripple effect. We are not only reaching and educating the teachers but, the thousands of students they will teach during their careers.

A $700 Teacher Sponsorship Covers:

  • A week-long online course
  • A week-long in-classroom course
  • The cost of educational resources that the teacher can use in their classroom
  • Providing Holocaust professors and historians as teachers
  • Meals for participants

To learn more about how you can sponsor a teacher, please contact Samuel Asher at sasher@vaholocaust.org or Megan Ferenczy at mferenczy@vaholocaust.org.


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