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New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education


Sister Rose Thering

Sister Rose Thering AwardThe award is to honor the life work of Sister Rose in the area of education, specifically related to anti-Semitism, the Holocaust/genocide and prejudice reduction.

Dr. Jan Colijn - Dean
College of Education - The Richard Stockton College

Alan Respler - JCRC Director
Delaware Valley

Dr. Harriet Sepinwall - Professor
The College of St. Elizabeth
Co-Director Holocaust/Resource Center

Dr. Carol Rittner, RSM

Sr. Francis Raftery, SC, President
College of Saint Elizabeth
Holocaust Education Resource Center

Dr. Ann Saltzman, Director
Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study, Drew University

Joseph Devlin

Sister Joseph SpringSister Joseph Spring

Eileen Poiani, Ph.D.

Heather Lutz
Heather Lut2016: z

Tom Kennedy

David Bossman


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.

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Phil Kirschner, Esq.

Lawrence M. Glaser
Executive Director
(609) 376-3968 phone

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

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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