Earlier this year, 15 Masa alumni took part in 3GNY‘s We Educate, a three-part course to train them to teach their grandparents’ Holocaust experiences in NYC public schools.
After three sessions, the alumni created an event to showcase their work to the Jewish community and spread awareness of the program.
On January 25, 40 individuals, Masa alumni
and other community members, gathered in Hummus Place in the East Village to hear their peers’ family histories over hummus and pita. Masa alumna Yael Friedman shared her grandparents’ tale of survival, which she only learned because the course gave her the impetus to ask. Following her experience interning at Yad Vashem through Masa Israel’s Career Israel
, Yael registered for the course.
“Masa alumni return from Israel with the passion to make a difference in their communities,” said Rachel Sales, Masa Israel’s Director of Alumni. ”We Educate provided alumni with tools and training to make a tangible impact.”