"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.


Fall 2017 Lectures : 

 Beth Chaim Reform Congregation (PA) / Follow My Footprints Presentation

Moore College of Art (PA) / University Presentation

2017 Full Semester Classes : 

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek (MA) : How Did We Get Here : The 20th Century Jewish Experience

Temple Israel of Boston (MA) : When Our Grandparents Were Grandchildren : Our Family History Can Help Us Better The World

Temple Sinai (MA) : Staying 'Woke' As a Jew

Temple Isaiah (MA) : Heroes & Heroines of the Holocaust

Temple Isaiah (MA) : Photography : A Lens Into Our Past & Present


My father always banged into our heads to LEARN, LEARN, as they can take everything away from you, but not what you have in your head.
— Hana Dubova
Hana in school in Prague in 1931. Before fleeing Czechoslovakia she had attended both a German-speaking school as well as a French-speaking school making her trilingual by the time she became a teenager.

Hana in school in Prague in 1931. Before fleeing Czechoslovakia she had attended both a German-speaking school as well as a French-speaking school making her trilingual by the time she became a teenager.