Join us on November 30th for a "Lunch & Learn" with Melissa Herman, Director of Education at Kol Ha'Emek, Upper Valley Jewish Community. In June 2023 Melissa led a trip to Poland through Project Preservation along with Rabbi Seth Linfield. Melissa will share stories and photos from her recent trip and then answer questions. Lunch provided.
Project Preservation is a project designed by Dartmouth Hillel to take current Dartmouth students to Eastern Europe where they learn about the holocaust and do cemetery restoration work. The students begin meeting weekly for holocaust education in the spring quarter of the school year, then head over to Poland in June.
From Project Preservation's website: "Project Preservation is a cross cultural education and service project provided by Darthmouth College Hillel in Hanover, NH. Every year, Dartmouth College Hillel takes a group of students from a variety of ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds to eastern Europe to restore the cemetery of a once-vibrant Jewish community. Since the Holocaust, these communities have contained very few, if any, Jews. Through the exploration of Holocaust sites in Poland, Belarus, Greece, Kosovo, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Russia, in addition to various interactions with these foreign cultures, the project is further enhanced." Learn more about Project Preservation on their website.
Melissa Herman grew up at a “Jew-ish” summer camp in a Windsor, New Hampshire with two Jewish parents and an hour-long drive to the nearest synagogue (Keene or Concord). As a result, her approach to Jewish education is family- and community-based with a healthy dose of culture and campy fun. Her goal for Hebrew school is to “make it worth the schlep.” Trained as a developmental sociologist, Melissa also teaches Dartmouth courses in child/adolescent development, education, identity development, and group dynamics. Melissa and her family have spent two sabbatical years living in Berlin, Germany, and traveling to sites of Jewish interest in Eastern Europe.
12:00PM, JFNH Community Room - 273 S. River Rd #5, Bedford
$8/person | Registration requested | Zoom Link Available Upon Request