I and Thou: Connecting to Holocaust Survivors and Ourselves


'This curriculum guide examines the Jewish values of yesh tikvah (maintaining hope), tochecha (rebuke), yediat haEl (knowing God), and zechut avot (merits of our ancestors) through the lens of Holocaust survivor artifacts. Due to their experiences, Holocaust survivors embody the struggles with these Jewish values. As students and parents engage deeply with their stories, soul-searching conversations will inspire more questions about life. At this guide’s conclusion, parents and teens will consider and choose values that they hope to pass on to future generations. 

This curriculum guide is intended for high school students and parents who have already taken a course on the Holocaust. It was created by Tami Weisman, HUC-JIR School of Education class of 2010.



  • Family Engagement
  • Teen Engagement