"The world would be a sad place without progress if we didn’t try to change the injustice we see and feel." - Hana Dubova
Under the title, Follow My Footprints, Rachael brings this story into a diverse group of communities, adjusting the focus of her presentations and workshops to speak to the age and interest of the audience.
For teen and young adult classes, workshops can be molded to aid students in better understanding the refugee crisis and to build empathy for immigrants assimilating into present-day America. Contemporary chapters of this work paired with historical context are an important opportunity to have challenging conversation in a safe space.
For adult education, Rachael often focuses on the personal journey she took following in her grandmother’s footprints, the lessons of how trauma and resilience are passed down from generation to generation.
The project addresses the fragility of democracy and highlights ordinary people who have taken extraordinary risk in times of uncertainty; it aims to inspire a consciousness of how our own narratives are interwoven with those of our neighbors.
2018 Classes :
Temple Israel of Boston (MA) : Retracing Family History (Adult Education)
Temple Sinai (MA) : Rescue of the Danish Jews (7th & 8th Grade)
Temple Isaiah (MA) : Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust (11th Grade)
Past classes/presentations : Gratz College, Tuzman Holocaust Teach-in (PA), Moore College of Art (PA), Wheelock College (MA), Kutz Camp (NY), Hadassah (MA, PA), Beth Chaim Reform Congregation (PA), Temple Israel of Boston (MA), Temple Beth Zion (MA), Congregation Dorshei Tzedek (MA), Temple Isaiah of Lexington (MA), Temple Sinai of Brookline (MA)