Educational Programs

“Whoever listens to a witness becomes a witness.”  -- Elie Wiesel

One of the most important missions of Kol Israel Foundation is Holocaust education. Kol Israel has designed a unique program intended for ages 12 and older that explains the dangers of intolerance and hate using lessons learned from the Holocaust.  The program is mobile and offered free of charge to schools, religious and civic organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.

Sharing Our Stories is a free mobile Holocaust education program that was created specifically for schools and other organizations that do not have the time or resources for field trips and similar programs. Our program lasts for approximately 45 minutes and includes an introduction, 20-minute video testimony of a Holocaust Survivor, and Q & A with the presenter who is usually a child or grandchild of the Survivor on the video. Having a direct descendant of the Survivor being presented adds another layer of meaning to the experience for the audience.

Sharing Our Stories provides compelling eyewitness testimony from local Holocaust Survivors that can help the audience understand the personal impact of historical events. Please refer to this brochure for more information. To schedule a visit, please submit an interest form or contact us for additional information.


“Our Stories” provides compelling, eye-witness testimony from local Holocaust Survivors that can help people understand the personal impact. These Holocaust Survivor videos are edited and enhanced with historic and personal photos.  It is ideal for the classroom or organizational meeting and, is generally, presented by Survivors’ family members. 

“All survivor organizations across the world grapple with saving individual testimony for posterity. These video presentations pair the history with family for a moving and memorable presentation. We are proud to develop and share this critical program.”
— Anne Lukas, President, Kol Israel Foundation