Holocaust and Genocide Education Advisory Committee

The Connecticut Holocaust and Genocide Education Advisory Committee is an autonomous voluntary body operating under its own policies and positions. It provides guidance, including suggested curriculum materials and resources, to the Connecticut Department of Education to assist schools with implementing the Connecticut Holocaust and Genocide Education and Awareness Act (Public Act 18-24 of 2018).

  • Stu Abrams: Voices Of Hope Board Member and Social Studies Teacher Avon High
  • Steve Armstrong: CT Dept. of Education Social Studies Consultant
  • Kimberly Ballaro: Voices Of Hope, Holocaust Education Resource and Outreach (HERO) Center Director
  • Alan Berkowitz: Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Advocate
  • Gail Blanc: Executive Assistant, LAZ Parking
  • Michael Bloom: JFACT, Executive Director
  • Kate Field: Connecticut Educational Association
  • Mari Firkatian: University of Hartford
  • Bob Fishman: CT Immigrant and Refugee Coalition (CIRC)
  • Kathy Fishman: Voices Of Hope, Director of Operations
  • Peter Fishman: Voices Of Hope, President
  • Andy Fleischmann: Chairman of Education Committee
  • Steve Ginsburg: Anti-Defamation League, Director of the CT Regional Office
  • Melissa Hickey: CT Department of Education Director of Literacy
  • Robin Landau: Voices Of Hope, Director of Programming and Development
  • Adele Jacobs: Voices Of Hope, Vice President
  • Sam Kassow: Trinity College Professor, Author
  • Yesenia Karas: CT Department of Education Intern
  • Alan Lazowski: Voices Of Hope, Chairman
  • Rabbi Phillip Lazowski: Holocaust Survivor
  • Peter Lilianthal: United Jewish Federation of Stamford
  • Marji Lipshez-Shapiro Senior: Associate Director, Connecticut Region Anti Defamation League
  • Jason Mancini: Akomawt Educational Initiative
  • Alan Marcus: Head of Secondary Social Studies Education UCONN
  • Armen Marsoobian: Southern CT State University Professor
  • Glenn Mitoma: Director, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
  • Chris Newell: Akomawt Educational Initiative
  • Allison Norrie: Teacher, Fairfield Warde High School
  • Joe Olzacki: Voices of Hope Board Member
  • Jessica Palliardi: Teacher, Hall High School
  • Avinoam Patt: Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, UCONN
  • Sydney Perry: JFACT, President
  • David Pettigrew: Southern CT State University Professor
  • Ray Rossomando: Connecticut Education Association
  • Jane Schreiber: Temple B’nai Israel
  • David Simon: Professor, Genocide Studies Program at Yale
  • Endawnis Spears: Director of Programming and Outreach for the Akomawt Educational Initiative
  • Laura Stefon: CT Department of Education Chief of Staff to Commissioner
  • Ann Tucci: Social Studies Department Head, Danbury High School
  • Dan Weiner: UCONN – Vice President for Global Affairs
  • Ruth Weiner: Holocaust Survivor
  • Dianna Wentzell: CT Department of Education