Manovill Programs

Manovill Seminar

The Manovill Seminar program is an opportunity for high school students (grades 9 – 12) to investigate the ties between racism and antisemitism and increase their awareness of the patterns of genocide. This 3 month long seminar focuses specifically on the history of the Holocaust and Cambodian Genocide.

Graduates from the 2022 Manovill Seminar share the impact that the program had on them.

Students engage in discussion, hear survivor testimony, and explore items in the Tauber Archives. The program culminates with a student-driven project to locate real-world application of themes learned during the seminar.

Participating students in grades 9 through 11 may be invited to continue their work after the Manovill Seminar with a Manovill Research Fellowship.

Applications for 2023 Manovill Seminar have now closed. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Manovill Research Fellowship

Through this invitation-only fellowship, each student dives deep into a topic of their choosing on the Holocaust or genocide, learns research, writing, and presentation skills, and furthers their knowledge on the patterns of genocide by reviewing modern events and genocides. Students in this program will choose a topic to investigate deeper, complete a thesis (8 – 10 pages), read a memoir, and present their learnings to the broader community on that topic while investigating modern events that fall under the umbrella of patterns of genocide.


The Manovill Programs are named in memory of Lilly Manovill z’l, who courageously helped fellow Jews from the Budapest ghetto escape and survive. The program is generously underwritten by the Lilly Manovill Endrei Education Fund at JFCS.

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