As some of you already know, for the first time CJN announces an international student competition based on cross-border projects that were developed during our CJN seminars for EU Jewish schools. These border-jumping projects will connect your students with Jewish students in other countries (including also Jewish schools in the US and in Israel), and they will add to their knowledge base on Jewish life and culture, history, gastronomy, doing research, or the art of storytelling.
Students have to make a 5-10 minute video choosing one from the four topics below:
On the 15th of May 2015, Centropa Hungary organized for the third time its annual Town Hall Meeting. During this event we awarded those teachers and their students who participated in our programs, and used our family stories and educational materials. Besides announcing the winners of our video making competiton "Our Town's Jewish History" we also awarded the best lesson plans created by teachers, and also students who were tour guides of our traveling exhibition, or who accomplished other creative projects.
Between the 29-30 of March 2015, in cooperation with the National Library of Israel, Centropa held in Jerusalem a professional development seminar for 26 Israeli teachers. Most of the participants were new to Centropa; we introduced our educational materials, projects, worked together on lesson plans, shared best practices. We are glad to see that our network of Israeli teachers is growing. During the seminar many intersting lesson plans and project ideas were created, and there were a couple of interesting brainstormings about how to use our materials.
Between the 14th and 16th of March we held our third annual winter seminar for teachers in European Jewish schools. We had 35 teachers and educators coming from 17 various countries in Europe. During these two intensive days the participants worked together on cross-border projects, exchanged ideas and best practices, created lesson plans based on Centropa films and other materials, and also brainstormed on how to strengthen European Jewish identity by connceting Jewish students with each other.
Between the 16-18 of January we held a seminar in Vilnius for 30 Lithuanian teachers who are new to Centropa.
During the seminar we showed our database of Jewish family stories and photos, introduced them to Centropa educational materials. The participating teachers shared ideas,best practices,and developed lesson plans on how to teach the Holocaust and 20th century Jewish history. They also worked on our Lithuanian traveling exhibition that includes stories and photos from Lithuania.
On the 19th of December 2014 we held our annual Chanuka party. We had over eigthy people who attended - Centropa interviewees, Centropa teachers and many of their students.
Events of Café Centropa in Budapest in 2014 was made possible by the Claims Conference and the Erwin Rautenberg Foundation
Between the 21-23 of November we held a seminar in Szeged for 30 Hungarian public school teachers who are new to Centropa.
During the seminar we showed our database of Jewish family stories and photos, introduced them to Centropa educational materials. The participating teachers shared ideas,best practices,and developed lesson plans on how to teach the Holocaust and 20th century Jewish history. They also worked on our traveling exhibition "Stories from a family album" that includes stories and photos from Hungary.