What They're Saying...
How special it was to learn from someone teaching from Yerushalayim. It enhanced the lesson because the students were studying the destruction of Yerushalayim from someone who is not only remembering the city, but also rebuilding it.
- Sharon Sturm, SAR Academy, New York
Phenomenal program! And Joel was available before and afterward at convenient times within our time zone. Highly recommend any…program. An unexpected insight into the Holocaust. Personal connections to other events or times that quiet, humble heroism was a powerful change agent in a situation. Inspired educators.
- Jennifer Olsen, CESA , Wisconsin
My TSBP 11 had their first class with Rabbi Cohn today. The presentation was excellent. The content was robust, the slides and videos were well organized and engaging. The student asked and answered questions. Nice to have this opportunity to expose the students to a master educator and content that is highly relevant.
- Rabbi Dr. Moshe Dreilich, SAR High School, New York
The students were at an evening event at school last night and commented how much they enjoyed your “distance learning class!” They mentioned your very clear, crisp teaching style which was very much interactive. After their initial reticence, they liked the ability to exchange ideas and answer questions with you! The video clips and pictures were really beautifully integrated. One student mentioned that she now understands the concept of Aveilut, but is certain, after the discussion, of the rebuilding of Yerushalayim “stone by stone!” As young ladies, they loved the Chupah scene which brought to life the whole concept of “breaking of the glass” amid a wonderful celebration. They all agreed unanimously that “the fight for Yerushalayim in ‘ 48 was needed despite the numerous fallen soldiers!” The class was truly inspiring. Really excellent!.
- Judy Meltzer, MDS, New York
The class was excellent. I was really moved and had tears in my eyes. I loved the documentaries and the concrete evidence of the people who experienced the separation from Jerusalem.
- Yehudit Liebb, Yeshivat Noam, New Jersey
I was so disappointed today to not be able to enjoy and learn through your presentation. My students said it was excellent and that they would each present what they learned tomorrow for me.
The four sessions really gave the full view of this important historical event. Every student needs to learn empathy, the importance of his/her perspective and impact of his/her actions or inactions, as well as how easily the masses can be persuaded. Your thoughtful presentations gave them these learning experiences. Thank you so much for your video installations which allowed them to see how events unfolded, the meaningful guidance you allotted, and the wide range of perspectives you shared.
I hope to have the privilege of your presentations again soon; thank you so much. I will contact you as soon as there is a relevant connection to my curriculum.
- Julie Douglas, Wildwood School Alberta, CA
It was fantastic. It is very difficult to get middle school students interested in topics, and I was amazed that they wanted to stay later and had so many questions.
I appreciated your dynamic presentation and your obvious knowledge about the area. I thought the theme was right on as we are trying to educate young adults who think for themselves. I also appreciated your comments about Mexico. It is very important for them to hear that as well.
Overall, it was a big success among both the students and the teachers. Thanks so much for everything.
- Miss Marissa Rice, Queretaro, Mexico
Our residents thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! Everyone was commenting as they were leaving on how interesting and informative it was. They thought you were very engaging . . . and funny!
- Emily Smith, Glenaire Retirement Community, North Carolina