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The Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Israel

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Yad Vashem Seminars

ICEJ: Yad Vashem Christian Leadership Seminar
 
 
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ICEJ: Yad Vashem Young Leadership Seminar
 
 
 Young Christian Leadership Seminar ›

Christian Leadership Seminar

Dates: April 21 – May 1, 2017

April 21 is the date of arrival. Participants are free to fly home on May 1. Your hotel stay is provided by Yad Vashem between April 21 (check-in) – May 1 (check-out), 2017. 

PlaceYad Vashem, Jerusalem

Partners:
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, ICEJ USA Branch
The Museum of the Bible, Washington DC

The Course:
The Holocaust is a defining event in human history, which generated a credibility crisis of major proportions in our most basic assumptions about the nature of mankind, of society, of the modern state, and of our responsibility as individuals to take a stand against unjust suffering of innocent people everywhere. These universal questions, and many others, touch upon the very foundations of civilization and even now, over sixty years since the end of World War II, we have not yet come to terms with the implications of this event. The Holocaust has therefore become a compelling challenge for concerned individuals all over the world.

Yad Vashem is best placed to help these committed individuals to meet this challenge in an open, honest, and professional environment.  Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies is offering senior pastors and ministry leaders a unique educational experience.  During a seminar in Israel the select group of about 25 participants will experience world-class lectures, moving Holocaust survivor testimonies and an introduction to Israel.The week of the seminar includes Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Memorial Day, which enables the participants to experience this unique event at Yad Vashem (see appendix 1). 

Application Deadline:
January 31, 2017

Notification of Acceptance:
February 10, 2017

Participants:
Participants are expected to be Christian leaders (pastors, Ministry leaders, prayer group hosts etc.), who will be using the knowledge gained during the seminar to connect their communities and ministries with Holocaust remembrance and education. Course participants are expected to attend all the sessions and to actively participate in the exercises and discussions. Following the course, it is anticipated that participants will host a Christian Friends of Yad Vashem event at their church or community. This is not a seminar for educators. 

Upon receiving the letter of acceptance the participants are expected to pay a non-refundable fee of $ 500 to confirm their participation.

Scholarship:

The selected participants will receive a scholarship covering course materials, field trips, hotel and meals. The scholarship does not cover round-trip travel from the participants' country of origin travel to/from airports nor medical insurance.

Application form:

Download application ›

Mail application to the contact address below: 

Dr. Susanna Kokkonen, Director, Christian Friend of Yad Vashem
International Relations Division
POB 3477
91034 Jerusalem Israel
Fax. +972 2 644 3429
E-mail: susanna.kokkonen@yadvashem.org.il ›


     Young Christian Leadership Seminar     

Dates: June 2 – June 10, 2017

June 2 is the date of arrival. Participants are free to fly home on June 10. Your hotel stay is provided by Yad Vashem between June 2 (check-in) – June 11 (check-out), 2017.

PlaceYad Vashem, Jerusalem

Partners:
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, ICEJ USA Branch
The Museum of the Bible, Washington DC

The Course:

The Holocaust is a defining event in human history, which generated a credibility crisis of major proportions in our most basic assumptions about the nature of mankind, of society, of the modern state, and of our responsibility as individuals to take a stand against unjust suffering of innocent people everywhere. These universal questions, and many others, touch upon the very foundations of civilization and even now, over seventy years since the end of World War II, we have not yet come to terms with the implications of this event. The Holocaust has therefore become a compelling challenge for concerned individuals all over the world. This seminar will be unique as various tours and events will be added to the regular program so that we can celebrate 50 years (1967-2017) since the reunification of Jerusalem!

Yad Vashem is best placed to help these committed individuals to meet this challenge in an open, honest, and professional environment. Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies is offering young leaders a unique educational experience. During a seminar in Israel the select group of about 25 participants will experience world-class lectures, moving Holocaust survivor testimonies and an introduction to Israel. (See Appendix 1).

Application Deadline:
April 2, 2017

Notification of Acceptance:
April 5, 2017

Participants:
Participants are expected to be Young Christian leaders (professionals, students or church), who will be using the knowledge gained during the seminar to connect their communities and ministries with Holocaust remembrance and education. Course participants are expected to attend all the sessions and to actively participate in the exercises and discussions.

Upon receiving the letter of acceptance, the participants are expected to pay a non-refundable fee of $200 to confirm their participation. 

Scholarship:
The selected participants will receive a scholarship covering course materials, field trips, hotel and meals. The scholarship does not cover round-trip travel from the participants' country of origin travel to/from airports nor medical insurance.

Application form:

Download application ›

Mail application to the contact address below: 

 

Dr. Susanna Kokkonen, Director, Christian Friend of Yad Vashem
International Relations Division
POB 3477
91034 Jerusalem Israel
Fax. +972 2 644 3429
E-mail: susanna.kokkonen@yadvashem.org.il ›


Additional Information – Seminars at Yad Vashem

Seminars at Yad Vashem consist of several components:

1. Academic lectures by leading scholars and researchers, enabling educators to expand their knowledge of the history of the Holocaust. Special emphasis is given to broadening the participants’ knowledge of Judaism and to the discussion about Jewish responses under Nazi rule. The program focuses on the implications of the Holocaust on the Christian world and on western society. Time will be devoted to a discussion and analysis of the shaping of Holocaust memory especially within the Christian context. Enhancing awareness to the impact of each society’s identity and self-understanding on its interpretation of the past will facilitate genuine dialogue and a mutual understanding of other society’s narratives.

2. Survivor testimonies: The seminars include meetings with Holocaust survivors and discussions about the use of testimonies in Holocaust teaching. These meetings lend an experiential dimension to the seminars, and contribute to enhance the educators’ commitment to teaching the Holocaust. .

3. Israel and Israeli society: The participants also go on some tours of Jerusalem.

4. The special pilot program starts with a full day of Bible and theology related lectures before the program at Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies starts.
 

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