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Asper Foundation Human Rights & Holocaust Studies Program
2003 Hamilton Asper Participants

As an expression of its ongoing commitment to Holocaust education and remembrance, UJA Federation announces its participation in The Asper Foundation Human Rights & Holocaust Studies program. Directed at high school students in grades 9, 10 and 11, the program includes three major components:

1. All chosen participants are required to take an 18-hour education program on the Holocaust and human rights.

2. After the educational component is completed, students will participate in a trip to Washington, D.C., spending several days at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and other important monuments relating to freedom and human rights.

3. Students are required to volunteer 16 hours in their communities on community projects of their choosing on their return.

Tentative dates for the Washington trip are May 15-18, 2005. The bulk of the costs of the experience will be borne by UJA Federation of Hamilton and The Asper Foundation. Student’s share of the cost will be approximately $350, depending on enrolment.

 

The Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program is a national program for Canadian high school students, that is inclusive of all students across all denominations. Local program coordination is provided under the auspices of the UJA Federation of Hamilton Holocaust Education and Remembrance Commitee, chaired by Michele Finkelstein.

 

To make a donation to UJA Federation's portion of the Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program call Chris Nusca at Federation at 905-648-0605, ext 306.