From Bystanders to Upstanders

An evening of learning with Dr. Rachel Korazim

Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.

Vine Street Christian Church | 4101 Harding Pike | Nashville, TN 37205

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When reflecting on the Holocaust as well as other events of genocide, we tend to focus on the perpetrators and the victims. Yet there is another group of people who play an important role in allowing crimes of such magnitude to happen: the bystanders. The reasons why people choose to look away and not get involved are many, but among the bystanders are also the very few who summon the courage to stand up and resist the regime of death. Our speaker, Dr. Rachel Korazim, will focus on German, French and Polish literary works that explore the unique moments of revelation that turn ordinary men and women into heroes. What can we learn from them? Will they inspire us to stand up when it’s up to us?

Rachel Korazim

Dr. Rachel Korazim

Rachel is a freelance Jewish education consultant specializing in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education.

Until 2008 she had been the Academic Director of Distance Learning programs at the JAFI (Jewish Agency for Israel) Department of Education.

Born in Israel, she is a graduate of Haifa University with a Ph.D. in Jewish education. Rachel has been involved with Jewish education worldwide, creating and implementing in-service training programs for educators, writing educational materials, counseling and teaching.

This event is free and open to the public. It has been planned by West End Synagogue and Vine Street Christian Church in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Nashville.