New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

Commission Members

Updated – March 2013


Philip Kirschner, Esq.


Abdelbagy H. Abushanab
Dr. Markus I. Barth, O.D.
Dina Cohen
Maud Dahme
Frances G. Dorsky
Rabbi Ephraim Epstein, Ed.S.
Margit Feldman
Harry Furman, Esq.
Irwin D. Gerechoff
Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz
Paul F. Gibbons
Rabbi Asher Z. Herson
Rabbi Moshe Herson
Rabbi Eli Kornfeld
Igor Abraham Kotler
Gina H. Lanceter
Rabbi Micah Peltz
Marvin Raab
Caren Sokolow, M.A., CCC-A
Yitz Stern
Rabbi Jay Weinstein
Shelley M. Zeiger

Executive Director

Dr. Paul B. Winkler, Ed.D.

Staff Associates

Lawrence M. Glaser
Dr. Vera Goodkin
Ruth Respler
Dr. Joan Rivitz
Helen Simpkins


The core mission of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education is to promote Holocaust education in the State of New Jersey. On a continual basis, the Commission shall survey the status of Holocaust/Genocide Education; design, encourage nd promote the implementation of Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; provide programs in New Jersey; and coordinate designated events that will provide appropriate memorialization of the Holocaust on a regular basis throughout the state. The Commission will provide assistance and advice to the public and private schools and will meet with county and local school officials, and other interested public and private organizations, to assist with the study of the Holocaust and genocide.

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Phil Kirschner, Esq.
Dr. Paul B. Winkler
Executive Director

State of New Jersey
Commission on Holocaust Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625

(609)292-9274 phone
(609)633-8599 fax

The New Jersey Holocaust Commission is an autonomous body operating under its own policies and positions. It acts as a resource to the Department of Education to assist schools with various aspects of meeting the requirements of the mandate to provide Holocaust and genocide education. The commission provides curriculum outlines and suggested activities; identifies and publicizes demonstration sites for other districts to contact; and recommends informational resources and materials for teachers and students to use in the state.

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