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New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

AWARDS CO-SPONSORED BY COMMISSION

WINNERS BY YEAR

  • Sister Rose Thering Award
    To honor the life work of Sister Rose in the area of education, specifically related to anti-Semitism, the Holocaust/genocide and prejudice reduction and in developing relationships between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities to better enhance and strengthen relationships with each other. 
  • Maud Dahme Award
    Presented to an individual who has demonstrated the moral courage and sense of humanity of an upstander in educating others. 
  • Hela Young Award
    Awarded to an individual, group, or organization in recognition of outstanding work in the community for the improvement of human relations among diverse peoples and for the improvement of the human condition specifically related to prejudice reduction.
  • The Honey & Maurice Axelrod Award
    To identify a Museum or Center in New Jersey to receive the award toward educating the students, educators and the community regarding Holocaust/genocide education inclusive of prejudice reduction, bias, bullying and racism prevention.
  • Jack Zaifman Humanitarian Award
    The Zaifman family has initiated this award to honor their father Jack, who is a Holocaust survivor.  The award goes to an educator who has demonstrated outstanding efforts in teaching the Holocaust and genocide in their classroom, as well as issues of bias, prejudice, bigotry and bullying.
  • Margit Feldman Teaching Award
    The Feldman family has initiated this award to honor their mother, Margit, who is a Holocaust survivor.  The award goes to an educator who has demonstrated outstanding efforts in teaching the Holocaust and genocide in their classroom, as well as issues of bias, prejudice, bigotry and bullying.
  • Gina Lanceter Power of One Award
    Established by her family and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education in her honor. Gina is a survivor of the Holocaust who has discussed her experiences with children and adults for over 20 years and always emphasizes the importance of being an "upstander" and how one person can make a difference.
  • Upstander Award
    For recognizing injustice and acting in a way that takes a positive stand against prejudice.
  • Youth Holocaust Awareness Award
    Sponsored by Kidsbridge Museum in partnership with the Axelrod Foundation and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education and given to a student that has demonstrated an altruistic act of generating awareness, empathy and action for holocaust and/or genocide education.

AWARD NOMINATIONS

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION - May 1, 2017

  • Gina Lanceter "The Power of One" Award
    Award Information
    (Open to individuals in Essex, Morris, Union, Sussex, Somerset and Passaic Counties
  • Margit Feldman Teaching Award
    Award Information
    (Open to individuals from Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, Union, Sussex and Warren Counties)
WELCOME

The core mission of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education is to promote Holocaust education in the State of New Jersey. On a continual basis, the Commission shall survey the status of Holocaust/Genocide Education; design, encourage and promote the implementation of Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; provide programs in New Jersey; and coordinate designated events that will provide appropriate memorialization of the Holocaust on a regular basis throughout the state. The Commission will provide assistance and advice to the public and private schools and will meet with county and local school officials, and other interested public and private organizations, to assist with the study of the Holocaust and genocide.

About Us

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Contact Us

Phil Kirschner, Esq.
Chairman

Lawrence M. Glaser
Executive Director
(609) 984-4927 phone
lawrence.glaser@doe.state.nj.us

State of New Jersey
Commission on Holocaust Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 633-8599 fax
holocaust@doe.state.nj.us

The New Jersey Holocaust Commission is an autonomous body operating under its own policies and positions. It acts as a resource to the Department of Education to assist schools with various aspects of meeting the requirements of the mandate to provide Holocaust and genocide education. The commission provides curriculum outlines and suggested activities; identifies and publicizes demonstration sites for other districts to contact; and recommends informational resources and materials for teachers and students to use in the state.

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