Making History
Together

a unique, global and virtual six month programme that explores character development through a journey of hidden history to discover the story of the Jews of Belarus.
For children age 12 and 13.

Making History
Together

a unique, global and virtual six month programme that explores character development through a journey of hidden history to discover the story of the Jews of Belarus. For children age 12 and 13.

the programme

Engaging young people on the subject of the Holocaust
is not easy, but it's important. Really important!

The six month programme is an interactive, educational experience that is both fun and engaging. All content is specifically tailored to youth and will deliver the history at a level that is both age appropriate and engaging.

a message from Debra Brunner, CEO.

Parents, if you would like to learn more about Making History Together, please book a time to meet with Debra using the link below!

the programme is split into three main sections:

the programme

Engaging young people on the subject of the Holocaust
is not easy, but it's important. Really important!

The six month programme is an interactive, educational experience that is both fun and engaging. All content is specifically tailored to youth and will deliver the history at a level that is both age appropriate and engaging.

a message from Debra Brunner, CEO.

Parents, if you would like to learn more about Making History Together, please book a time to meet with Debra using the link below!

the programme is split into three main sections:

the sessions

informal education, no homework!

six thoughtfully
crafted sessions

Introduces the concept of self-exploration through the lens of history, how different types of identity shape an individual.
 
Tackles the history of antisemitism in the Soviet Union before and after the war.
Encourages what we can do with our knowledge to become changemakers and use our memory for good. 
Questions whether power is inherently good or bad, and what people with different leadership skills achieved during the war.
Highlights the importance of sharing customs, traditions from older generations to younger generations, whether they are familial or cultural. 
Introduces the concept of repairing the world, and how we can be truly together.

Through six interactive, 1.5-hour Zoom sessions with guest speakers including Holocaust survivors and industry leaders your child will create meaningful connections and gain critical insights into how they can make a difference today. Each session will focus on topics of historical importance such as the partisans, propaganda, and the effects of antisemitism on Jewish life. But this isn’t history class! Every history topic has a thought-provoking reference to a relevant self-development topic; identity, leadership, bravery, honesty, empathy, social justice and curiosity to name a few!

the packs

take a look whats inside – click the seal to open the pack!

the packs

take a look whats inside – click the seal to open the pack!

the exhibition

Participants will be given the opportunity to assist in the creation of a groundbreaking international exhibition sponsored by the British Embassy in Minsk. The exhibition will shine a light on the stories of the Holocaust in Belarus, giving the past a presence while exploring how Jews in the Diaspora came together to survive, thrive, and expand as a people.

Participants will have the opportunity to submit a piece of writing and/or a piece of art for inclusion in the exhibition. They will also have an opportunity to write articles for our media partner (The Jewish Chronicle) about what’s happening and what they’re learning.

There will be two travelling exhibitions one in Russian and one in English. The Russian exhibition will be sent to Belarus for use there. In the UK, the exhibition will be made available to schools, synagogues and community centres. In Belarus, the exhibition will travel to schools and will be used as part of the work that The Together Plan is doing in the work of building a Jewish Cultural Heritage Trail in Belarus with Jewish communities in the country.

the educators

The programme feature’s world-class educators, experts and leaders to connect with and engage participants in new and exciting ways.

Creating a safe space for participants is paramount. Everyone involved in the coordination of the programme is DBS checked and approved.

Debra Brunner

CEO of the The Together Plan

Sam Heller

youth for youth coordinator

Mike Mendoza

Guest Speaker

Leo Levine

programme coordinator

Robin Moss

Guest Speaker

Sophie Peterson

Guest Speaker

the educators

The programme feature’s world-class educators, experts and leaders to connect with and engage participants in new and exciting ways.

Creating a safe space for participants is paramount. Everyone involved in the coordination of the programme is DBS checked and approved.

the timeline

March 2022

applications being accepted until 8th March

March through to July 2022

monthly sessions

the application

Only 20 participants will be selected.

Smaller groups work better as this means more personal investment, which will lead to a better and more focused contribution from the chosen group. We are looking for youth who are genuinely interested and ready to contribute and participate.

Application does not guarantee a place in the programme.

Apply by completing the online application form, please give as much information as possible where asked.

the cost

The total cost of the six month programme is £299

The cost goes towards the full planning and content of the programme. This covers the cost of the world-class educators, the information packs that are sent in the post, and exclusive access to films and additional materials created for the programme.

Any further fundraising will go towards furthering our mission of working together to unlock Eastern European Jewish heritage and identity while rebuilding and reconnecting communities.

the packs

Each pack is split into two categories:

interesting information & hidden history

Participants will unlock monthly packs with extremely rare hidden history including never before seen archive records from 1942 Belarus, bringing it to life and giving a voice to the lost youth (victims) of the Holocaust.

Participants will also receive information packs filled with exciting items, challenges, things to find out and talk about ahead of each session. This will include activities that can be done with the family such as quizzes, family trees and film suggestions.

The packs are designed to be fun, interactive and relatable so that the participants can look at them at their leisure. It’s up to them to decide how much to do. This is not school!

All of this, delivered to your door – once a month for six months!