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