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.
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.
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
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The Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews is dedicated to promoting fellowship, understanding, and respect among all religions and cultures; bringing the community together through education, dialogue, and interaction; and addressing issues rooted in intolerance, anti-Semitism, and unjust discrimination.