On the forefront of Holocaust education

Photo: Kim Klett recorded a virtual tour of the Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center. On July 9, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2241, requiring that all Arizona students receive education on the Holocaust and other genocides during their K-12 education at least twice between seventh and 12th grade. But long before that…


Speaking for Others and Yourself

By Amy Hummell Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) was formed in 2009 when the Jewish Special Education International Consortium got together for their annual meeting. Two of the members presented the idea of selecting a specific month for all communities to raise awareness and share resources on the topic of disability. Becca…


K-12 Education’s Crisis of Relevance

By Michael C. Johnson The extent that we can assure that every American child receives a relevant and contemporary education today will dictate the health of our economy, our global standing and the general welfare of our society for the remainder of this century. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer such a guarantee, not…


JUS Alumn Receives MA from UCLA

Congratulations go to The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona Alumni Amanda Bauer. Amanda recently received her MA from the University of California Los Angeles in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Her MA thesis is titled, “A Preliminary Catalogue: Female Plaque Figurines in Late Bronze Canaan” (2021). She…


Jewish and Pro-Israel Students, Know Your Rights

Yael Lerman and Jonathan Bell of the StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department regularly receive questions from high school and college students facing antisemitic and anti-Israel incidents. They experience hate in-person and online and come to us for legal guidance. Every situation is unique. The below aims to help students understand U.S. law. Q: A teacher/student leader…

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