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Teacher Workshop: Telling Your Story

October 27, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Funding for this workshop is provided by the Birmingham Jewish Foundation

 

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jjpacresIn this workshop, educators will learn how to lead their students to identify and develop our most compelling stories — braiding memory, family history, insight and experience into a narrative that’s both personal and accessible, honest and imaginative. We will discuss what makes memoir work, how it goes beyond straightforward autobiography, and how it can such an effective tool for allowing students to explore themselves and their pasts.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT Menachem Kaiser

Menachem Kaiser is a writer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up in Toronto, Canada, has a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from University of Michigan, and was a Fulbright Fellow to Lithuania. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, New York, BOMB, Vogue, and elsewhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure

WINNER OF THE 2022 SAMI ROHR PRIZE FOR JEWISH LITERATURE

A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

In 2015 I learned that my grandfather–whom I had never met, and about whom I knew nearly nothing–had tried for thirty years to reclaim or at least be compensated for property that had belonged to his family before World War 2. I decided I would take up his cause.

I then learned about a heretofore unknown relative–my grandfather’s closest relative to have survived the war, in fact–who, on account of a secret diary he had written in the camps, has become a semi-mythological figure among Silesian treasure hunters.

It’s hard to summarize. Plunder is this story, these stories, it’s a lovely mess.

 

POWERSCHOOL

PowerSchool Section # 483247

Course Title: UABRIC-Telling Your Story

PS Registration Link 

https://alsde.truenorthlogic.com/ia/empari/learning2/registration/presentRegistrationDetails/483247

PARKING

Parking is available in the deck behind Temple Emanu-El. Access is from the alley off Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. South (21st Street South).
Please park on level 2 or above.

Details

Date:
October 27, 2023
Time:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Venue

Alabama Holocaust Education Center
2100 Highland Avenue South, Suite 101
Birmingham, AL 35205-4002 United States
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Phone
205-795-4176
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