Jewish Federations recognize that Holocaust education is critically important. Introduced by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Daniel Donovan (R-NY), the Never Again Education Act (H.R. 5460) is a bipartisan bill that uses private donations to provide teachers with the resources and training they need to teach children the important lessons of the Holocaust and the consequences of bigotry and hate.
This bill would help teachers overcome common hurdles to Holocaust education, including lack of resources and lack of funding. It would require the creation of a Holocaust education website and would connect curriculum experts at the Department of Education with Holocaust educators to develop programs tailored to the individual needs of teachers and communities.
Charleston Jewish Federation has signed JFNA’s coalition letter on behalf of the Charleston Jewish Community. We are using our collective voices to urge the House Education and Workforce Committee to markup this bill and bring it to the House floor for a vote.
How you can help:
- CJF's REMEMBER Program for Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness educates the next generation through a speakers bureau, teacher trainings, testimonials from survivors and their children, specific school projects (Daffodil Project, Arts and Literature Competition, curriculum consultation, etc.). We welcome your support through your involvement or a tax-deductible donation.
- Contact your House representatives to urge them to cosponsor the bill. At this time, Members of Congress are being asked to cosponsor in bipartisan pairs.
For questions about the Bill or CJF’s REMEMBER Program for Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness, contact Rebecca Engel at firstname.lastname@example.org.