December 2021-May 2022: Scheduled at your convenience, when it best suits your curriculum!
Through the Eyes of a Friend will come to you as a professionally recorded live performance, with the option of a live post-show discussion and Q&A session with a teaching artist.
As in the past, the visually engaging Living Voices content introduces students to the Holocaust through the experiences young people just like them. The “usual” pre-Covid performance has been edited for the virtual format. The presentation includes the signature historical introduction, impactful, dynamic multi-media performance incorporating archival images, and post-show exploration of the issues and history.
You will have access to the recording with a password protected link so that not only can you share it in class, your students will be able to watch it at home as well, sharing with parents for even more meaningful discussions about the lessons of the Holocaust.
Reach out to the Holocaust Commission today, and we will help you set up your customized, flexible scheduling for your class, platform, and timing needs!
Due to generous sponsorships from the Helen G. Gifford Foundation and Bank of America, the UJFT Holocaust Commission is excited to be able to offer this program for $175.
"I cannot thank you enough for sponsoring and organizing this incredible event for our school. I think this was the first time many students and staff had the opportunity to partake in the presentation, and to say they were on the edge of their seats is an understatement. Elizabeth is fantastic. Her command of an audience cannot be compared. To have a diverse group of students in rapt attention for an hour is a feat in itself, but to see the kids run up to her after the performance to ask even more questions and just to say THANK YOU makes it all worthwhile."
- Angela German, Virginia Beach teacher
"Elizabeth was, as usual, terrific in her performance. Our group of 8th graders was captivated by the assembly, and I've heard so many positive comments from the students in the halls about it. Thank you all so much for continuing to make this program available to our students. The most common refrain from the students has been, ‘I didn't know it was that bad; how could they just do that?’ This comment reinforces the necessity of continuing to educate each generation in an effort to quell prejudice and stereotyping. I look forward to next year's performance."
- Beth Pallister, Assistant Principal, Chesapeake
"I was thrilled that our IB coordinator arranged to have a presentation of "Through the Eyes of a Friend" brought to Granby. What an amazing experience that was! Our students were enthralled and touched, as was I. Thank you to the Federation for providing this phenomenal appearance."
- Paula S. Eisen, Library Media Specialist, Granby High School
"Thank you so much for coordinating the performance again this year! Students were, once again, rapt as they watched Elizabeth's engaging performance. I'm already looking forward to her coming again next year!"
- Jennifer Rodgers, 7th grade team, Norfolk Academy