2018 Scholar-in-Residence: HaMorah Nance Adler

HaMorah Nance Adler has taught at the Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle since 2005. She has taught in every grade from K –8th but has made her home in Middle School for the past six years, where she teaches a variety of courses to 6-8th graders. HaMorah Nance has a particular passion for the study of the Holocaust and is a Museum Teacher Fellow at the US Holocaust Museum Memorial and a Powell Fellow at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle, where she also serves on their Teacher Advisory Board. She has worked extensively with Centropa – an organization in Europe that works to document the history of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th century. Her classroom is a place of lively discussion where stories, films, and personal experience help to make Jewish thought and history personal and engaging for her students. Nance has written numerous articles about her curriculum and teaching approach, including co-authoring a chapter about “Creating Upstanders” for the book “It’s Being Done in Social Studies”, which focuses on how teachers teach hard topics through Social Studies curriculum. Nance’s teaching is about inspiring a love of Judaism and using one’s “Jewish lenses” as a way to approach the world with love and compassion and a desire to make the world better for all Creation.

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