Alexis Rudman

Alexis Rudman

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum's Educational Programs

The vice president of National Learning Corporation in New York, Alexis Rudman received degrees at Cornell University and the University of Miami School of Law. In her current role, Alexis Rudman is responsible for researching, writing, editing, and proofreading content for the educational publishing company. She also provides legal counsel for corporate matters. Aside from work, Ms. Rudman supports charitable causes and organizations, and is a founding member of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The Memorial and Museum, located at the site of the World Trade Center, is a place of remembrance and reflection that strives to honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The museum also pays tribute to rescue workers who risked their own lives to save others, and to survivors of the attacks. The story is told through personal memorabilia, multimedia displays, archives, and narratives.

A number of educational programs are offered at the museum. The programs are designed to help students consider the topics related to the events of 9/11 and are presented to third-through-12th-graders. In programs designed for young children, instructors help students understand the attacks using appropriate images and activities. Older students can participate in programs that study artwork related to the attacks, the design of the World Trade Center, and how the world changed. 

Educators can also participate in programs specifically designed as professional development courses. These workshops address the challenges educators face when teaching difficult content.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Yad Vashem - the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem

Alexis Rudman, vice president of the National Learning Corporation in Syosset, New York, is responsible for the content of educational materials produced by the publisher. Throughout her career, Alexis Rudman has traveled the world and has visited several sites in Israel. Ms. Rudman has developed an interest in the history of the Holocaust and World War II.

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is located on a 45-acre campus on historic Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. The center is a premier source for education, research, and documentation related to the tragedy of the Holocaust. Originally established in 1953, shortly after Israel became an independent nation, the center features a museum and numerous opportunities for visitors to pay their respects and learn from this dark period in history.

Yad Vashem underwent a large-scale renovation and reopened to the public in 2005. The museum’s nine galleries tell the story of the Jewish people from their beginning to modern times. Exhibits include photographs, personal items, and art that tell the story of the Holocaust in an engaging, accessible way, focusing on the stories of individuals and families.

Visitors also have an opportunity to visit the Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations which features 2,000 trees planted in honor of non-Jews who risked their lives to assist Jews who were suffering persecution during World War II.