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SRCS Welcomes Holocaust Survivor for Student Session on Friday, Nov. 6; Parents Welcome
Posted 11/4/20

UPATE: The presentation was recorded and available to those who were not able to attend, and we are pleased to share it with our greater community as well: https://vimeo.com/476406191

 

Dear San Rafael City Schools Community,

Last month, I shared a message to our SRCS community about the recent anti-Semitism activity and the efforts to provide more awareness and training in our greater community. Since then, we have been collaborating with students, parents, teachers and community members to discuss steps we can take as a District to confront anti-Semitic behavior and to do a better job educating our students on Jewish culture and the roots of Jewish hate.  

I am excited to share that Dr. Edith Eger, a Holocaust survivor, will share her story with classes of our SRCS middle and high school students during a Zoom session this coming Friday, November 6 at 9:30 am. Students will be able to submit questions as part of the session. The presentation will be recorded and available to those who are not able to attend. Our parents and community members are invited to listen in as well.

Login information is below:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://srcs-org.zoom.us/j/98339337662?pwd=bWF0d0dDdkdHcVBqMXpsS2lLcGFvdz09
Passcode: 242444
Or Telephone: US: +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 983 3933 7662
Passcode: 242444

I want to thank our teachers who have done a phenomenal job in preparing resources so they can spend some time prior to the talk providing background context to further educate students and ensure they come to the presentation prepared to listen and learn.

We are very grateful that Dr. Eger will recount her experience at Auschwitz and survival of the Holocaust with our community. I believe it will be an opportunity for our students to better understand the deeply disturbing role any type participation in hate activity can cause, while also learning from Dr. Eger’s positive and optimistic attitude as she has risen above her traumatic life events.

Lastly, as a reminder, through partnership with Jewish Family & Children’s Services Holocaust Center and the Anti-Defamation League, there is a series of trainings for students, school staff and parents. More information here. Furthermore, the Anti-Defamation League is hosting a “2020 Never Is Now Summit on Antisemitism and Hate” for high school students, teachers, administrators and parents from Nov. 8-19. Learn more here. I highly encourage you to check out these very important opportunities. 

Sincerely,

Jim Hogeboom
Superintendent