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 summer workshop, “Holocaust and Human Behavior,” in Brookline, Massachusetts. The information, training, and inspiration that the teachers bring back from this week-long program 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 part of the State of Florida’s curriculum, and the downsizing of resources available to implement these vital programs, 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. Supporting educators to participate in this program is one of the things we do of which we are most proud.


2017 Participants


Six educators have been selected to attend the workshop in July 2017: 

Chrissie Ferguson | Rosarian Academy


Steve Gordon | Western Pines Middle School

Chuck Hagy | The Benjamin School

Barbara Johnson | West Boca High School

Melanie Lee | Park Vista High School

Mark Risisky | Glades Central High School


Special thanks to the Palm Beach Country Club Foundation for a grant that enabled the Fellowship to send two additional teachers to Facing History this summer.


2016 Participants


The three educators who attended the workshop in July 2016 are: 

Laura Jane Linck, Dean of Faculty and Program Development at Rosarian Academy

Bryan Sandala, English Language Arts Instructional Specialist/School District of Palm Beach County

Carolina Simon, language arts teacher at Loggers Run Community Middle School

Palm Beach Daily News Article about the 2016 Scholarships Awarded by the Fellowship
FHAO article 7-31-16.pdf
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Letter from Facing History and Ourselves 2016 Participant, Bryan Sandala
FHAO letter from Bryan Sandala.pdf
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