Bearing Witness™: Anti-Semitism, The Holocaust and Contemporary Issues
July 16-21, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017
“A truly singular, amazing experience . . . I simply cannot express how deeply profound, moving, and beneficial it was to meet with all the learned scholars and have the multitude of experiences through Bearing Witness. I can’t wait to start changing students’ perceptions, and thus their lives, by what I have learned.” – High School Librarian, Texas
Join Catholic school educators from across the United States for Bearing Witness™, a six-day all-expenses-paid* intensive study experience designed to give you the skills and resources to bring the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and modern-day prejudice to your students and communities.
Since its inception in 1995, Bearing Witness has trained more than 2,000 Catholic school educators, impacting more than 270,000 students nationwide. This national professional development program partners with:
Held in Washington, D.C., Bearing Witness' program topics include:
Participants receive Holocaust and anti-bias resources from the Anti-Defamation League, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In addition, participants can apply for Bearing Witness Advanced, an all-expenses paid trip to Israel to further their learning.
*The Summer Institute is funded by the Eileen Ludwig Greenland Endowment Fund with support from the Howard M. Bender and Stanley S. Bender Institute. Hotel accommodations, local transportation, and meals taking place during the program are covered through these funds. A limited number of travel scholarships of up to $200 will be available for participants living outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area to help cover transportation to/from Washington, D.C.
“It was a blessing to participate in the Bearing Witness; to build relationships and learn about anti-Semitism, about Judaism, about the Holocaust, about teaching, but especially about myself . . . I have never attended a more powerful and informative professional development seminar.” – Middle School Social Studies Teacher, California
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