The following article was written by Laurie Weisman and published in the New York Art Teachers Association Winter 2019 Newsletter. I met New York artist Roz Jacobs at a Valentine’s Day party in 1979, when she was 23 and I was 21 years old. I was completing an environmental science major and she was painting… Read more »

Laurie and Roz held a workshop at the Museum of Jewish Heritage for 60 students from PS/IS 128 in Queens. The students had watched Finding Kalman prior to their visit to the museum, and were excited to meet Roz after seeing her in the film. We were happy to see their openness and curiosity about… Read more »

We recently heard from Stephanie Warchol, a teacher at Calkins Road Middle School in New York. She held a Memory Project workshop for her students who are collaborating with students in Israel. She sent us the beautiful portraits that her class created and said: “I first learned about this project at the 2017 NYSATA conference… Read more »

  Today marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. On November 9, 1938, Nazi officers and German civilians unleashed a campaign of violent demonstrations against Jews across Germany and Austria. They burned approximately 7,500 Jewish homes, businesses, synagogues and hospitals while firefighters stood by and watched. There had been anti-Semitic talk… Read more »