In many people’s lives, there is at least one teacher who inspired them and helped them become who they are today.
To celebrate the significant role of teachers in the field of Holocaust education, the Preisler Shorenstein Institute will honor three dedicated educators who would like the opportunity to further their educational development in order to include the lessons of the Holocaust and patterns of genocide in their classrooms as a means to inspire understanding, moral courage, and social responsibility in the future.
Morris Weiss was a founder of the JFCS Holocaust Center. A Holocaust survivor who testified at Nazi war crimes trials, he was dedicated to fighting discrimination and anti-Semitism. In his memory, his family established this scholarship fund.
The Morris Weiss Award will grant three outstanding teachers in the greater Bay Area $1,000 for professional development and an additional grant of $1,500 to their schools to be spent on resources, events, or other programs related to Holocaust education.
Each year, the Morris Weiss Award is presented at the San Francisco Yom HaShoah Ceremony in the spring. Please Note: Receipt of award is contingent on attendance at the ceremony.
Please type responses to the following essay questions:
The winner will be notified in April 2018.
The winners agree to provide their social security numbers to Jewish Family and Children’s Services for the purposes of making the scholarship award.