Using Centropa's film, Survival in Sarajevo: Friendship in a Time of War - the story of a small group of Holocaust survivors and their children working with their Christian and Muslim neighbors to save each other and their city during the Bosnian war of the early 1990s - students will explore Jewish values, their own Jewish identities and a key question for our times: how do I balance my particular identity of being Jewish with being a citizen of the world?.
In this family education program, we apply Centropa’s stories from our past to reflect on our values, and translate that learning into action for the present and future. The goal is for families to learn a wide variety of Jewish values and for each family to consider which values they want to consciously live by as a family, and then commit to them.
Using "Survival in Sarajevo" to discuss cross-cultural tolerance. Developed and tested in a school in Nahariya, Israel.