About the Institute for Holocaust Education


The Institute for Holocaust Education provides educational resources, workshops, survivor testimony, and integrated arts programming to students, educators, and the public. The IHE provides support to Holocaust survivors in our community.


Our goal is to ensure that the tragedy and history of the Holocaust are remembered, that appropriate, fact-based instruction and materials are available to students, educators, and the public to enable them to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and that, as a result, we inspire our community to create a more just and equitable society.

Educational Philosophy

Resources and programs recommended and developed by the IHE are designed to appropriately enable learners of all ages to:

  • Understand the political, social, and intellectual conditions that led to the Holocaust
  • Recognize stereotypes, prejudices, and racism
  • Consider the fragile nature of the legal and moral structure of Western society and the vigilance necessary to preserve it
  • Evaluate the extent to which governments can either safeguard or violate human rights
  • Consider potential conflicts between civic obligation and moral beliefs
  • Assess the consequences of indifference to the plight of others
  • Grapple with moral dilemmas posed by the Holocaust and reflect upon the sanctity of human life as a standard for guiding behavior.

IHE Governance Council

Gloria Kaslow, Chairperson
Stacey Atlas
Robert Cohen
Toba Cohen-Dunning
JohnCarl Denkovich
Msgr. James Gilg
Howard Kaslow
Dr. Ari Kohen
Paula Lenz
Jill Sideris
Lacey Studnicka
Paul Smith
Donna Walter
Kelly Tichauer Kirk
Dr. Steven Wees