Original artwork by Ariel Burger from the folktale “Sara Chana at the Tip of the Church Tower.” 
New Webinar This Week
This past week we hosted a webinar, “Learning and Teaching from the Heart in Troubled Times” with myself and Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger on the Share My Lesson platform. We were pleasantly surprised to see that close to 2,300 individuals— from K-12 educators, college professors, non-profit leaders, parents, grandparents, and students—registered for this session. For those of you who were unable to attend or register, feel free to visit the recorded session on Share My Lesson where you will have access to free PD credits upon completion of the webinar.The conversation was meaningful and heartfelt. Ariel shared some of his experiences learning and working with educator, writer, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel who said, “Whatever you learn, remember: the learning must make you more, not less, human.” We explored the following questions: How can stories and literature act as a mirror? How can we participate and share in the wound of others? How can we cultivate our own humanity?  

We heard from many who attended, asking if we could host a follow-up conversation. We are hosting a new webinar next week on Tuesday, March 31st at 5pm/EST. We encourage educators, students, parents and grandparents to attend, even if you didn’t attend the previous webinar. We will share thoughts and resources that we didn’t get to as well as answer questions and continue the conversation. Closed captioning and a live sign language interpreter will be available. 

Read Ariel’s essay on our platform, which was inspired by his book Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom. To learn more about Ariel’s work and the Witness Institute, please visit his website. You can sign up for his newsletter, which includes updates on the activity of the Witness Institute, teachings from Elie Wiesel, art and other educational materials. 

As I listened back to the webinar recording, I was moved by the following comments Ariel shared. One is a thought from Elie Wiesel who said, “Tragedy doesn’t define us. It’s our response to tragedy that defines us.” And, “How do we keep our hearts open as we fight injustice?” 

We hope you can join us. 
 All the best,
Cleary Vaughan-Lee
Executive Director
Global Oneness Project 

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