Testimonials & Media

The Ninth Candle works with schools and educators across the United States, delivering free educational and professional development programs. Our virtual events have attracted global audiences, and we have been featured in international newspapers. On this page, you can read read testimonials from students, teachers, and principals, and see some of our activity in the media.


The work that you do is inspired – it’s so important to meet students and teachers where they are, and to find approaches that speak to their needs, questions, concerns, experiences, and learning curves. Good for you for providing alternatives to rubric kinds of antisemitism work.

High School Religious Studies Teacher

I think I can speak for everyone when I say we really do
appreciate the time you took to really talk to us about
something that was such a vital moment in history, which isn’t
always the easiest topic to teach. But it’s really amazing of you
and The Ninth Candle to keep on spreading that awareness and
telling the stories of those who went unheard. Props to you

9th grade student

I fully recommend these educational programs for both students and staff. [Dr. Berryman] connected with our students and challenged us as a community to think about our responsibility to preserving the past.

8th grade Literature & Language Teacher

The presentation was very eye-opening and enlightening. I learned a lot about Jewish resistance during the Holocaust and how some people were brave and tried to stand up in times of great terror, pain, and suffering. I also realized how the Holocaust’s impact cannot be determined because its repercussions are still being felt today. One thing that really stuck with me is that the Jewish people were seen as “meek lambs” but that is not true, and justice from the Holocaust is difficult to answer/determine because the Holocaust was very terrible, and complex.

8th grade student

It was very beneficial to understand the Holocaust in a different way, changing my previous view on what occurred

10th grade student

Our teachers gathered feedback from our students and they really enjoyed it! Thank you again.

High School Head of Social Studies

Thank you for taking time to teach us about the Holocaust. I learned about so many details that had been brushed over, so enlightening!

9th grade student

It was great. Thank you for working with our students!

High School Principal


An article about Auschwitz and memory, written for The Chicago Tribune for Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2021.

The Ninth Candle held a virtual launch event before a global audience on January 30th, 2020. Click the image to watch a recording!

An article about Yom Hashoah and Holocaust education, written for The Jerusalem Post.

An article about the use of Anne Frank’s diary in Holocaust education in the United States, written for The New York Daily News.

A “First Person” article written for the educational news journal Chalkbeat that was featured in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and in other media outlets across the United States.

An article in The Times of Israel about swastika graffiti found in the U.S. State Department in the summer of 2021, and what we can learn from it.

An article in The Algemeiner, written to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Treblinka uprising.

An article in The Times of Israel analyzing the use of the yellow star among people protesting against Covid-19 mitigations. This article was chosen as a featured post.