Looking for a Jewish Hero

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Those of you who follow me on Facebook may already know that I am looking for ideas concerning a new project for my 10th graders.

The students will have to name a newly-built school (in the US) after someone famous. Each group will present their choices and the class will vote. I’d like to include at least one Jew in the examples we’ll work on before they do their own research. Because of their History curriculum I’d prefer those heroes to have been born in Europe prior to migrating to the USA.

All suggestions are welcome.

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10 thoughts on “Looking for a Jewish Hero

  1. Definitely Isaac Bashevis Singer … he’s one of my all time favourite novelists who was born in Poland and emigrated to the US before the second world war.

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