Published On: Fri, Dec 13th, 2019

FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education Presents “Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories”

Marcia Zerivitz

Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE) will present Marcia Jo Zerivitz with the lecture “Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories” on Wednesday, Jan 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Auditorium on FAU’s Boca Raton campus at 777 Glades Road. Tickets for the lecture are $30 for Osher Lifelong Learning students and $35 for non-members and can be purchased at or by calling 561-297-3185.

Zerivitz has written the first comprehensive history of the Jews of Florida from colonial times to the present. It is a sweeping tapestry of voices spanning centuries. The Jews of Florida have played vital roles in enriching the state, maintaining institutions and firmly establishing Jewish continuity in Florida for future generations.

The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE) is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote respect for all people through the study of Holocaust, genocide and human rights, and is an integral unit of FAU’s Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative.  The Center relies exclusively on private donations to provide Professional Learning programs and classroom resources for teachers and students, and community programs to support the mandated FL.ST 1003.42: Required Instruction of the Holocaust. Programs include teacher workshops, Holocaust Summer Institute, and an annual trip to the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., as well as movie nights open to the community. The CHHRE serves more than 500 K-12 educators in public, private, charter, parochial and Jewish Day Schools throughout Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Glades and Okeechobee counties.

For additional information about CHHRE, contact Linda Medvin at [email protected].

About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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