Facing History and Ourselves

For many years, the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews has been providing full scholarships to outstanding teachers in Palm Beach County to attend the Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) summer workshop, “Holocaust and Human Behavior." The scholarships are named for the late Herbert C. Lee, one of the founders of the Fellowship.


The information, training, and inspiration that the teachers bring back to their classrooms, schools, and community are invaluable to them personally and professionally, and dovetail beautifully with the mission of the Fellowship. With Holocaust Studies a mandated but unfunded part of the State of Florida’s curriculum, the Fellowship understands the importance of providing these tools to local teachers to continue the work of not only Holocaust education but combating social injustice and unjust discrimination of all kinds.


The Fellowship partnered with the School District of Palm Beach County in July 2023 to present a two-day local in-person Holocaust education seminar conducted by FHAO staff. 


Palm Beach County educators who participated in the Summer 2023 FHAO session:

Patrick Abbondandolo, Spanish River High School

Kathleen Ali, West Boca Raton High

Gary Aronson, Eagles Landing Middle School

Susan Burns, Palm Beach Gardens High School

Maureen Carter, Boca Raton High School

Mary Cooney, St. Luke's Catholic School

Sheri Crowley, Polo Park Middle School

Chelsea Dittrich, Sunrise Middle School

Scott Epstein, Atlantic High School

Brenda Flores, Woodlands Middle School

Julie Gates, Loggers Run Middle School

Christine Lefkowitz, Palm Beach Central High

Gavin Grow, Boca Raton Middle School

Charles Hagy, The Benjamin School

Judy Harnsworth, Cypress Bay High School

Otis James, Tradewinds Middle School

James Johnson, Forest Hill High School

Amanda Ladd, Park Vista High School

Krystal Lamb, Dr. Joaquin Garcia High School

Sanford Lopater, John I. Leonard High School

Jerome Nichols, Olympic Heights High School

Bradd Weinberg, Caras Middle School

Robert Weiner, Santaluces High School

Courtney Winfrey, Plumosa School of the Arts