As part of its further training, the Centre offers its
educational staff the following programmes:
Seminar entitled How to teach about the Holocaust organized
by the Terezín Memorial. The first part is arranged by the Centre.
For more information see Contents - Anti-Semitism
A four-part series of seminars entitled Jewish history,
tradition, culture and education towards tolerance held by the
Centre in cooperation with educational centres and Jewish
communities outside Prague.
of individual sections:
of the Jews + the Jewish Year
lectures highlighting the earliest history of the Jews (antiquity)
and their traditions and customs in connection with the main Jewish
festivals and the basic principles of Judaism.
tour of the exhibition in the Klausen Synagogue and a practical
illustration of interactive teaching methods at the Centre (it will
be necessary to split up the group). Most of the individual Workshop
programmes are focused on Jewish festivals (Sabbath, Purim, Pesach,
Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah a Yom Kippur, Shavuot and Simhat Torah) and
on other themes related to Jewish traditions (Wedding, Hebrew
Participants can have a go at making candles with several
wicks, drawing up their own wedding contract, or writing their names
or simple texts in Hebrew script, etc.
lecture 2 x 90 minutes
one group about one hour
2. History of the
Jews in Bohemia and Moravia
morning lectures providing a general overview of the history of
of the current state of Jewish sites in the region. The first
general part of the lectures will be focused in more detail on (among
other things) the Renaissance period, contacts between Jewish and
non-Jewish personalities of the time and the first Hebrew printed
books in Bohemia and Moravia.
tours of Jewish Museum exhibitions (Klausen, Maisel, Old-New and
Spanish synagogues, and other sites).
lecture 2 x 90 minutes
2 - 3 hours
one on the Jewish enlightenment, emancipation, assimilation, the
emergence of various trends in Judaism and Zionism; the other on the
history of anti-Semitism, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th
centuries and related aspects in the present.
section in which participants can learn more about the Lost
Neighbours project and have the opportunity to meet survivors of
the Holocaust. There may also be screenings of documentary films.
2 x 90 minutes afternoon seminar: 2 - 3 hours (depending on how
much time the participants have)
Afternoon lecture by the Director of the Centre and former
Czech Ambassador to Israel, Dr. Milo Pojar, on recent history and
current developments in the peace process in the Middle East.
If you are interested, you can register directly at the
Centre by phone, e-mail or fax. The Centre has accreditation from
the Ministry of
Education, Youth and Sport and participants will receive a
certificate after completing the series. After prior arrangements
with the Centre and other institutions, certain parts of the
programme can be held directly at your place of work.