For the past 15 years, the Daniel Pearl Education Center has taken a group of young adults (students in grades 6th through 8th) , from Temple B’nai Shalom, St. Bartholomew’s School, and other area houses of worship and youth groups -- to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The opportunity to stand side by side with other young adults from different religions and backgrounds and immerse yourself in the lessons of the Holocaust has been nothing short of remarkable for all those that have attended.
But the program does not end there. After providing a complimentary kosher lunch at the museum for everyone, we also visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and, since this is Martin Luther King Day, the spot where Dr. King gave his historic “I have a dream” speech. We will then walk over to the Vietnam War Memorial, where a Vietnam veteran will recount some first-person experiences about and observations on a war that helped shape a critical time in American history.
This is a full day of activities that start at 6:15am when everyone meets at Temple B'nai Shalom. We travel on comfortable Coach buses and arrive in Washington around 10:15am. We return to East Brunswick around 7-8pm that same day (with plenty of free snacks and drinks on the bus).
The following evening, we invite your student to come back to the temple at 6:30pm for a talk back session plus we get to hear from a Holocaust survivor. This experience helps underline the importance of the entire trip, and we are sure that they will find this very powerful and memo-rable. The evening program ends at 8:10pm. Parents are welcome to attend this evenings event.
Sponsor: Daniel Pearl Education Center (DPEC)