Film as an Education Resource Subject of Annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture

“Survivor Testimony on Film: Faith and Courage Amid the Shoah” is the theme of this year’s annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture, which will be held at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 pm. Rabbi Dovid Bernstein, writer and co-producer of a series of Holocaust related films, will screen segments of the film V’nikdashti (And I Will Be Sanctified) and discuss how filmed testimonies of acts of faith during the Shoah are being used as an education resource. Rabbi Bernstein serves as educational director of the Aish Dos Leadership Institute, a division of Torah Umesorah, which trains day school and yeshiva principals and teachers.

This year’s lecture is generously supported by Aish St. Louis and the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Education Institute of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. “I’m pleased that these two organizations, so important to Gloria Feldman, are combining efforts to bring such a significant speaker to St. Louis to address this important subject,” says Daniel Reich, director of education for the museum.

Rabbi Bernstein, who has conducted education workshops nationally and internationally, notes the importance of teaching the Holocaust in observant Jewish settings and using Survivor testimony effectively to achieve this goal. According to Rabbi Bernstein, “When taught properly, the study of the Holocaust, its background and aftermath strengthens Jewish identity and faith in G-d and the Torah.”

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a light reception. For further information, please contact the museum at 314-442-3714 or dreich@jfedstl.org or the AISH office at 314-862-2474 or cwolff@aish.com.

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