Published On: Wed, Jul 24th, 2019

FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education Announces Training Opportunities for Educators

Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE) recently announced several training opportunities for educators. The first two sessions, which will take place in the Performing Arts Building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus, are free and participants will be paid a stipend.

“Women in the Holocaust: Perpetrators, Resistors, Rescuers and Victims,” will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and “The History of Anti-Semitism and Teaching Religion in the Classroom” will take place on Saturday, Oct 26 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information and registration for these sessions, contact Linda Medvin at 561-297-2929 or

Educators can also apply to take part in the “Educator Field Study to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum” in Washington, D.C., which will take place Friday, Jan 31 to Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. In this program, selected educators receive intensive training on Holocaust education, while exploring one of the most respected museums and Holocaust education centers in the world. The trip is open to all teachers in grades 5-12 from Palm Beach, Broward, St Lucie, Glades, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties. The application for this trip can be found at

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, contact Linda Medvin at

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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