Shabbat Talk – Why Holocaust Education is More Important than Ever with Sheryl Silver Ochayon


December 23, 2023    
12:30 pm

The Shoah Remembrance Committee invites you to a very enlightening Shabbat Talk “Why Holocaust Education is More Important than Ever” with Sheryl Silver Ochayon on:   

Saturday, December 23
12:30 p.m.
Sanctuary and TIGN Zoom

After a long legal career, Sheryl Silver Ochayon followed her passion for Holocaust education. She began working for the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in 2005, guiding in the Holocaust history museum, writing and developing online courses for educators around the world and creating educational videos. Currently, Ms. Ochayon is Yad Vashem’s Program Director for Echoes & Reflections, a program that empowers American middle and high school educators to confidently teach the Holocaust, with dynamic classroom materials and professional development.  She has represented Yad Vashem in different contexts both in the US and in Israel at seminars and international conferences, and at the United Nations.

Recent surveys in the US and Europe demonstrate waning knowledge of the Shoah among people younger than 30. Might this lack of knowledge be a contributing factor to the rise of antisemitism? Ms. Ochayon will share how Yad Vashem is helping to strengthen Holocaust education.

Ms. Ochayon holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, a BA in History from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a Certificate in Genocide Studies from Stockton University.