Category Archives: Education Department

Uprooted and Resettled: Stories of CO Immigrant and Refugee Youth

By Jan C. Nadav, Director of Education and Interpretation “That was the best language arts class ever!” “I had a blast!” “This was really fun and I hope to see this program again!” “That was a great experience.” “More poetry!” … Continue reading

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Enriched, Ennobled, Encouraged: Creative Journeys Summer Camps

By Jan C. Nadav, Director of Education & Interpretation Leonard Bernstein wrote: “The point is, art never stopped a war and never got anybody a job. That was never its function. Art cannot change events. But it can change people. … Continue reading

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Adults and Creativity: Oh, the Possibilities!

By Lisa Rimmert, Director of Marketing You may have seen our recent newsletter, the Mizel Tov, which featured a terrific article by Education Director Jan Cooper Nadav. This article, available online if you missed the print version, discussed the importance … Continue reading

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An Inside Look at Planning the Miryam Brand Holocaust Education Film Project

By Lisa Rimmert, Director of Marketing, and Deanne Kapnik, Director of Special Events & Projects The Mizel Museum recently hosted one of its annual Holocaust education programs, the Miryam Brand Holocaust Education Film Project. Partnering with seven area schools as … Continue reading

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Ears-On Learning: World Music Camps at the Mizel Museum

by Jan Nadav Director of Education and Interpretation Geography, history, culture. All these big topics are explored at Mizel Museum’s Creative Journeys artist-in-residence camps. Although this subject matter sounds like it belongs at school, kids never feel like they’re in … Continue reading

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Artists to Fuel High Octane Creativity at Summer Camp

By Jan C. Nadav, Director of Education and Interpretation My friend Cheryl masterminds huge conferences and is one of the most remarkable networkers I know. Her common practice is to bring someone to you and say in her chirpy Australian … Continue reading

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Ecstatic Places

By Jan C. Nadav, Director of Education and Interpretation In late December, my beloved dog died of old age and, in response, I found myself reading everything I could about the canine-human connection. Amy Klingenberg, Mizel Museum’s genius database manager … Continue reading

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Jumping Into a Lifetime Love of Reading

Sharona Grinsteiner, or “Miss Sharona” as we fondly refer to her, is passionate about early childhood education, children’s literature and Jewish culture. Of Yemenite descent, she was born and raised in Israel and brings a direct, creative approach to learning … Continue reading

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Science Inspires Art and Learning

by Jan C. Nadav Director of Education and Interpretation When I inherited the Mizel Museum camp program as the director of education, it was time for a conceptual overhaul—something entirely new and different. It was the fall of 2009 and … Continue reading

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The Festival of Booths

Coming on the heels of the Jewish High Holidays, Sukkot or the Festival of Booths is a week-long fall festival. During Sukkot, it is customary for Jewish families and congregations to build temporary structures called Sukkahs, in their yards or … Continue reading

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