The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter enables high school youth to develop profound connections with Holocaust survivors. By participating in the program, students build a special community of social responsibility and genocide awareness and are awarded 40 hours of community service.

Through the Next Chapter program, students learn how to:

  • Interview Holocaust survivors and document their stories
  • Study the history of the Holocaust and patterns of genocide through text, archival items, and film
  • Create a personal reflection project

Time commitment: Students will meet in a seminar once every three weeks from January through May. In addition, they will connect with Holocaust survivors three or four times throughout the semester.

To request an application for the 2018 Next Chapter program, please complete our Application Request form. For more information, please contact Yedida Kanfer, Coordinator of Education Services, at YedidaK@jfcs.org or call 415-449-3748.

Survivor Stories

Read essays and view personal projects by the 2016-2017 participants in The Next Chapter >