The 17th Annual Council of Holocaust Educators Conference

Contemporary Issues: Relevance of History & the Human Struggle

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Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Navesink Rooms, Student Life Center (Parking Lot #7)
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738


Michael Wildes, immigration lawyer, former mayor of Englewood, and author of the new book Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door. Wildes represents both First Lady Melania Trump & soccer legend “Pelé” in their immigration proceedings. Wildes has served as both a federal prosecutor & a defense attorney for immigration law, and will discuss the current legal climate of immigration in the United States.

Peter Nelson, formerly of Facing History & Ourselves will share techniques on successfully bringing both historic & contemporary issues into the classroom.

Dr. Jake Newsome of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will discuss pedagogical techniques for teaching the Holocaust and the Jim Crow South in the context of today’s discussions about racism and antisemitism. He will also introduce resources for teaching these sensitive topics in today’s classrooms.

More information to follow.

Cost: $50.00 for active educators, $25.00 for pre-service educators, $35.00 for retired educators

For more information about the Council for Holocaust Educators, please contact Colleen Tambuscio at

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