Community resource guide by organization
Free resources for educators
Engage the community with education and commemorative opportunities, to connect and educate all generations. If you would like to have your organization listed below, please send a message to email@example.com with your contact information.
Contact: Marji Lipshez-Shapiro; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For over 10 years, ADL has been the premier provider of Holocaust education for teachers (middle and high school) in CT. For over 27 years, ADL has provided thousands of anti-bias education programs, to CT administrators, teachers, students, and parents.
- Our Echoes and Reflections program is a nationally renowned, evaluated and award-winning Holocaust Education program, a partnership between ADL, Yad Vashem and The Shoah Foundation. The Echoes and Reflections materials, which include in-person training, an online curriculum and webinars, are continuously updated and are rated as very user-friendly by teachers.
- ADL’s Echoes and Reflections curriculum provides free databases, resource libraries, educational programs and training, lesson plans and children’s literature.
Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies
1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
- Hosts annual Holocaust remembrance service
For more information, contact the CCSS
- Hosts and annual conference on social studies theories and practices.
- Website contains information about CT Social Studies Standards and Framework.
- Links to helpful resources for teachers, including museums and organizations.
450 Columbus Ave., Hartford, CT 06103
- For information about CT Elementary and Social Studies frameworks and online materials visit the website.
- Free educator resources, training opportunities, professional coaching, and guidance for administrators on Holocaust and genocide education.
Hochberg Holocaust Education & Human Rights Committee
Temple B’Nai Israel
383 Jackson Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
- Annual Kristallnacht Remembrance event and Yom HaShoah commemoration.
- Offers grants to schools and libraries to enhance Holocaust and Human Rights collections.
- Has held various events including symposiums, speaker events (speakers also available), and teacher workshops.
- Active Daughters of Abraham Book Club and Interfaith Working Group.
Contact: Agnes Vertes, President
For Speaking Engagements: email@example.com.
- Runs the Holocaust Survivors Speaker Bureau which allows schools and organizations to host speakers in-house.
40 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT
- The Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut, (JFACT), speaks with one voice for the seven Connecticut Jewish Federations. JFACT is the government and community relations arm of the Jewish Federation system in the state, and lobbies for legislation at the local, state and federal level that is of interest to Connecticut’s Jewish community and in support of Israel.
- Runs a legislative internship program which places Jewish college students in the Legislative Office Building
- Sponsors several yearly events at the State Capitol, including the Statewide Holocaust Commemoration, Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration and Jewish Heritage Celebration.
333 Bloomfield Ave # B, West Hartford, CT 06117
Contact: Estelle Kafer
- The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford collects and preserves historical material relating to the Jewish community of Greater Hartford, providing an archival center and educational repository for researchers and the general public.
- JHSGH maintains a collection of Holocaust related photographs and exhibit panels that are available for display.
- In addition, the Society has conducted numerous local survivor oral history interviews that are available as audio tapes or transcription for review in our office. Most have been digitized and arrangements can be made to receive a copy.
990 Hope Street, Stamford, CT 06907
- Collections include resources from the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut, ADL and others.
- Resources include oral histories, photos, documents, letters and more.
Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
- Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival and Jewish Book Festival.
- Hosts commemorative and educational events throughout the year.
- Café Europa - monthly Holocaust Survivor get together.
110 Pequot Trail, Ledyard, CT 06338
Contact: Visitor Services
- Website provides lesson plans and information.
- Runs a permanent exhibit on the Pequot War.
- Non-profit educational organization supporting Social Studies educators, including lesson plans and Social Studies links.
- Offers annual Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies.
200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
- Museum of Jewish Civilization current exhibits: Hartford Remembers the Holocaust and Vilna: the Jerusalem of Lithuania.
- Annual Holocaust Educators Workshop.
- Annual Holocaust Educators Awards program for outstanding educators.
- Holds special speaker events during the fall and spring semesters.
501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515
- Contact David Pettigrew as a curriculum consultant, Community Resource, and Speaker for the following topics: Bosnian genocide; Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda; Genocide in Bangladesh; the Holocaust, including the story of Varian Fry.
- Contact Troy Paddock, Professor of Modern European History at for the following subjects: Fascism, Anti-Semitism, Ethno-Nationalism, Propaganda, Holocaust denial, and the Holocaust in Germany and Europe.
- Contact Armen Marsoobian or 203-392-6788 for the Armenian Genocide; Speakers available.
- Hosts Holocaust Remembrance Program.
The Holocaust Education Resource and Outreach (HERO) Center
A joint initiative between the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies and Voices of Hope
200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT, 06117
- Free docent-led tours of the Hartford Remembers the Holocaust exhibit at the University of Hartford.
- Facilitates student interviews and in-school talks with local survivors.
- Lending library for books, films and other resources.
28 Channing Street, New London, CT 06320
Contact: Tammy Kaye, Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Encountering Survivors Program pairs small groups of high school students with Holocaust survivors and children of Holocaust Survivors in the Southeastern CT area.
- Resource library consisting of books, films and other materials relating to the Holocaust and human rights.
405 Babbidge Rd, Unit 1205 Storrs, CT 06269
- The Dodd Center is the archive for University records and other special collections. Includes The Human Rights Institute and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life.
- The Center for Judaic Studies hosts convocations and workshops on the Holocaust and genocide prevention.
20 Waterside Drive, Farmington, CT
- Voices of Hope’s bold mission is to foster a culture of courage and social action against hate, bigotry, intolerance and indifference.
- Coordinates speaking engagements with Holocaust and genocide survivors, their children and U.S. Veterans.
- Free classroom materials available both in print and online for Holocaust and genocide books and curriculum.
- Year-long Holocaust related commemorative and educational programming.
- Student scholarships, free field trips and teacher recognitions.
- Speaker training for descendants of the Holocaust.
New Haven, CT 06520
- Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies