Join us for a moderated conversation at Temple Shalom in collaboration with the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. President & CEO Adam Greenman will lead a thoughtful discussion with Holocaust Scholar Barbara Wahlberg and the musicians of the Black Oak Ensemble. Admission is FREE with advanced registration.
Barbara Wahlberg is the current VP for Education at the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center (SBHEC) in Providence, Rhode Island. She is also a Teaching Fellow of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C. since 2002. She taught in the public school setting for 28 years, 24 of them at Cranston High School East as an ELA teacher, where she taught a Holocaust unit to her tenth grade students which centered on the reading of Eli Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize winning memoir Night. Prior to that, she taught at North Providence High School, where she first taught Night to her senior students.
In addition to her work at the SBHEC and the USHMM, she has worked with the USCShoah Foundation on their IWitness activities program. She has presented numerous workshops on the Holocaust as part of her mission outreach. Ms. Wahlberg also helped to draft the Holocaust and Genocide education bill that was signed into law in 2016 by Governor Raimondo, mandating Holocaust and Genocide education in all Rhode Island schools in grades 6-12. She currently also serves on the Governor’s Commission for Holocaust and Genocide Education, another bill that was signed into law by Governor McKee in August 2021. This commission will ensure that Holocaust and Genocide education is being taught in every high school and middle school across the state of RI, which lends great support the the 2016 Holocaust and Genocide Education Law.
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