Dale Daniels has served as Executive Director of Chhange, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education since 2000. Under Daniels’ administration, Chhange has produced three award-winning exhibits, three art installations, two films, and published three award-winning books, while maintaining an annual schedule of 50-75 programs serving 25,000 students, teachers and community members. Daniels has served as project director for all exhibits, installations and films. 100 Days of Silence, a student art installation created by 480 students, was displayed in Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC in December 2014. Under Daniels’ direction, Chhange founded the only Holocaust/genocide archives in New Jersey in 2009.
Daniels has presented and chaired panels at international conferences on the use of survivor testimony in exhibits and design of museums exhibits and co-authored publications including “Survivors as Teachers” with renowned scholar Michael Berenbaum. Daniels served as an interviewer for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and provides training to educators and descendants of survivors in gathering oral histories.
The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders and the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission named Daniels the Humanitarian of the Year in 2013. The Anti-Defamation League and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education have awarded Daniels the Honey and Maurice Axelrod Award for outstanding efforts in teaching of the Holocaust and Genocide. The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous has designated Daniels as an Alfred Lerner Fellow.
Under Daniels’ leadership, Chhange has received five awards for service to the community and state, and has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous for the past fifteen years.
Daniels received her BA from Northwestern University and her MA from the University of Chicago.