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£270raised of £500 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £270 to assist with expenses for Holocaust Training in Israel at Yad Vashem in August & Leicester in November.

    London, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 12th August 2018

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    Why should you pay for me to fly to Israel? What's in it for you? Where's your reward?

    Well, first of all, "Thank you" will be far too inadequate for any kindness you might show. But I'll say it anyway. "Thank you" for your time, "thank you" for your interest, and perhaps most of all, "Thank you" for passing on the information to someone else even if you are unable to help financially.

    So what would this Crowdfunding be used for?

    Earlier in 2016 I was at a 5 day residential course and was invited to apply for an intensive course in Israel at Yad Vashem. I held off applying until this year and have now been successful in my application. The main part of the course is very intensive, residential in Israel. The programme I'm going to be on with up to 25 other teachers is composed of a one-day introductory seminar, a 10-day visit to Yad Vashem in Israel and a follow-up weekend.

    For so many years now I have been involved in teaching - sometimes a difficult profession, so often rewarding. As a teacher of Religious Studies I have often led lessons about the Shoah - the Holcaust. My understanding of this awful time in history has come from years of reading, talking with Holocaust survivors, listening to testimony. I have also attended seminars & workshops, particularly those led by the Holocaust Education Trust.

    The Trust will provide meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Participants are asked to cover the costs of their own travel to the seminar, to Israel and to the follow-up weekend in November. I also plan to buy materials and artifacts for use in the classroom.

    So any funds raised will go directly on travel, including transfers & the concluding course in Leicester and teaching material. Simple as that.



    • Gerry Cohen5 months ago
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      5 months ago
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      Gerry Cohen

      5 months ago

      Wow! Due to a very kind donation received the target has been reached! Thanks to everyone who has put in pennies or pounds - I'm very grateful to everyone for their support, their messages and suggestions. Iook forward to letting you all know how the course goes; please feel free to email me on or log in here: will give you updates on the Course.

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    • Gerry Cohen6 months ago
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      6 months ago

      So it's about a month 'til our day in London meeting each up, getting our last bits of information, pre-Israel training. Moving on towards the target, for which I am continually grateful, and I've been reading Elie Weisel's "Night" - a physically slim but emotionally huge memoir of his experiences aged 13 to around 15, in concentration camps, on death marches, and trying to settle into life after. I received our annual invitation from a local synagogue to bring students to their Holocaust Memorial Day workshops - signed up straight away!

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    Page last updated on: 7/23/2018 2:55 PM



    • LeeAnne Baker

      LeeAnne Baker

      Jun 13, 2018

      What a great thing to be a part of.

    • Brian Parker

      Brian Parker

      May 11, 2018

      Blessings from my family to yours. You will be in our prayers. Shalom.


    • Anonymous


      May 3, 2018

      For Lipa Tepper


    • Lynda Ford-Horne

      Lynda Ford-Horne

      Apr 20, 2018

      Hi Gerry, I haven't met you face to face but I know about the work you do from Face Book. Please accept this small donation as recognition of the work that you do. Shabbat Shalom.


    • Mike McMaster

      Mike McMaster

      Apr 11, 2018

      Gerry - i visited Yad Vashem and count it as one of the most moving experiences of my life. It is vital that we have teachers able to share and inform the next generations. Have a great trip. Mike


    • Deanna Van der Velde

      Deanna Van der Velde

      Apr 10, 2018

      A little towards a brilliant cause


    • Judith Mason

      Judith Mason

      Apr 10, 2018

      Such an important subject. I believe it needs to be taught and re-taught. Good luck Gerry.


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    Gerry Cohen

    Gerry Cohen

    London, UK

    Teacher of Religious Studies, involved in Inter-Faith work for over 30 years.

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