Hey fellow marchers,
I would like to introduce myself to y’all. My name is Rabbi Meir Tannenbaum and I serve as a Director of Jewish Enrichment for BBYO. For those of you that I have not met yet, I have served first as teacher and then as Principal of Yavneh Academy of Dallas for the last 15 years. Additionally, I have been privileged to spend the last six summers as a summer educator in International Kallah, one of BBYO’s premier summer programs.
I am excited to announce that this year’s delegation will be the first to have access to an informative and exciting online learning forum. The online learning platform contains 6 modules (none taking more than 45 minutes to complete) that will take you on a journey from pre-war Europe through the death camps. There will be opportunities to watch videos, hear survivor testimony, and grapple with the moral challenges of Holocaust studies. I expect, though, that the most powerful part of the learning process will be the dialogue shared with your peers. After every module you will be invited to share a reflection. Please also take the time to read your peer’s responses and subsequently, thoughtfully and appropriately reply to their posts as well. This will create the dialogue I mentioned earlier. As an incentive, we will be offering to all those who successfully complete the six-module curriculum a limited edition, freshly minted BBYO/March of the Living collector’s pin.
Prior to our trip we will have two webinars that will allow us to delve more deeply into a couple of important Holocaust related topics together, in real time. I have a favor to ask of each of you: I would like to make this learning time together as meaningful and relevant as possible. I would like to hear from
every single marcher
– what topic would you like to learn more about on these webinars before we head off to Poland and Israel together?
I can’t wait to learn with you online and meet you real soon!!
Please listen to this
, as I feel it truly encompasses the purpose of our mission.
Rabbi Meir Tannenbaum