Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Noted Author, Holocaust Scholar, and the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center’s Museum Consultant, Addresses
Holocaust Education Summer Teachers’ Institute

Rositta E. Kenigsberg, Executive Vice President, is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Berenbaum will be the featured speaker at the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center’s university-accredited, week-long Summer Teacher Institute on Holocaust Education. This institute, which targets educators in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, will take place from June 5 – June 9, 2006 and will be held at Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167 Street, North Miami Beach, Florida.

Dr. Michael Berenbaum, the keynote speaker, is currently a Professor of Theology at the University of Judaism. As former President and Chief Executive Officer of Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, Dr. Berenbaum has also served as the Director of the Research Institute of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dr. Michael Berenbaum is currently serving as the museum consultant for the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center’s museum. The new building at 2031 Harrison Street in Hollywood, Florida , which will house the first South Florida Holocaust Museum, was recently dedicated. The museum is scheduled to open in November 2007.

Also addressing the teachers will be Dr. Frank Till, Superintendent of the Broward School Public Schools, Dr. Harvey Rosenfeld, author of Raoul Wallenberg: Angel of Rescue, George Katzman, a liberator of Dachau Concentration Camp, and several Survivors of the Holocaust

The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, on behalf of the Commissioner=s Task Force on Holocaust Education, was commissioned to develop a resource manual on character education for kindergarten through grade three, one for social responsibility and character education for grades 4 – 6, as well as a manual for grades 9 – 12. Teachers will receive copies for their grade levels as well as a variety of materials to be used in their classrooms. A manual for grades 7 – 8 is also available. All resource manuals can be found on the Center’s website at www.hdec.org.

A portion of the institute will be devoted entirely to methodology, strategies, and resources for teaching the Holocaust. Teachers will have an opportunity to further discuss, share, and critique materials, lessons, classroom activities, and projects. Holocaust Survivors will sit with the teachers for the week and will share with them their experiences during that darkest period in human history.

For more information on the institute or other educational programs, please call Merle R. Saferstein at 305-919-5690.

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