William J. Lowenberg Speakers Bureau

To request a speaker for your school or organization, please complete this Speakers Bureau Request Form at least four weeks before your preferred program date.

Members of the William J. Lowenberg Speakers Bureau teach students and adults about the Holocaust and genocide through eyewitness testimony. Holocaust and genocide survivors as well as their descendants speak in classrooms, religious and lay institutions, companies, and community venues. Through firsthand accounts of the Holocaust and genocide, thousands of students and adults learn about the importance of tolerance, embracing diversity, and combating hatred.

The survivors and their descendants who speak have a variety of experiences that they will share. They are not historians; rather they are living witnesses who will testify regarding their individual experience. Some are:

  • Hidden Children
  • Kindertransport survivors
  • Refugees

All have an important story to tell, and when inviting a speaker to your school or organization, we request that you be sensitive to and appreciative of each of their unique experiences.

For more information about how to implement these programs in your classroom, visit: Connections to Classroom Learning & Standards.

For questions, please contact [email protected]

The JFCS Holocaust Center is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. We are dedicated to the remembrance, research, documentation, and education about the Holocaust and patterns of genocide.

Your contribution goes towards educational programs that reach and inspire more than 25,000 students, teachers, and community members each year.
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