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,” in the Boston area. 


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. Supporting educators to participate in this program is one of the things we do of which we are most proud.


Call the Fellowship office at (561) 833-6150 for more information or to help sponsor a teacher's attendance in 2019. Sponsorships are also available in support of a one-day local workshop for 50 educators in late October 2018, facilitated by FHAO staff.

2018 Participants


The following educators attended the "Holocaust and Human Behavior" workshop in July 2018: 

    Kathleen Devine | The Benjamin School

    Anne Franzen | The Benjamin School

    Rachael Kelly | Loggers Run Middle School

    Kathleen Keithley | Olympic Heights High School

    Sanford Lopater | John I. Leonard High School

    Bogdan Paraschivoiu | Omni Middle School

    Robert Weiner | Santaluces High School


Additionally, 2017 "Holocaust and Human Behavior" alums, Chrissie Ferguson and Chuck Hagy, attended the "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Civil Rights" seminars, respectively, in New York City in July 2018.


Special thanks to the Palm Beach Country Club Foundation for a grant in support of the Facing History scholarships provided by the Fellowship.

L-R: Kathleen Keithly, Bogdan Paraschivoiu, Sanford Lopater, Rachael Kelly, Kathleen Devine, Robert Weiner, Anne Franzen