400 Jewish Leaders & Scholars Denounce "Genocide" Charges Against Israel

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tags: Israel, Palestine, genocide, Gaza

Washington, D.C. - More than 400 Jewish leaders, rabbis, and Holocaust and genocide scholars have signed a public statement denouncing accusations that Israel has committed genocide in Gaza.

The statement was organized by The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, based in Washington, D.C. It follows a July 9 claim by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, that Israel is "committing genocide," an August 1 assertion by Fatah foreign affairs spokesman Nabil Sha'ath that the situation in Gaza is "a Holocaust," and an August 1 accusation by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan that Israel is guilty of "Hitler-like fascism." 

"The Holocaust was the deliberate, systematic mass murder of six million innocent Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators," the statement by the 400 leaders notes. "By contrast, Israel is acting in legitimate self-defense against Hamas terrorism. Israel has no interest in harming innocent civilians, and indeed has done its utmost to avoid civilian casualties, whereas Hamas deliberately targets Israeli civilians. Any comparison between Israel and the Nazis outrageously distorts Israel's actions and trivializes the enormity and nature of the Holocaust."

The signatories include:

*  Prominent figures in the American Jewish leadership, including David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee; Michael Siegal and Jerry Silverman, the chair and president, respectively, of the Jewish Federations of North America; David J. Michaels, Director of UN and Intercommunal Affairs for B'nai B'rith International; Rabbi Dr. Yitz Greenberg and Prof. Walter Reich, past chairman and past executive director, respectively, of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and leaders of the American Society for Yad Vashem, the Simon Wiesenthal Center; the National Council of Young Israel; the Religious Zionists of America; and the Wexner Foundation.

*  Leading rabbis from coast to coast, including Rabbi Dr. Haskel Lookstein of Kehilath Jeshurun; Rabbi Mark Dratch, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Council of America; Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple (Los Angeles); Rabbi Harold Schulweiss, co-founder of Jewish World Watch; the presidents of the New York Board of Rabbis, the Westchester County (NY) Board of Rabbis; and the South Jersey Board of Rabbis and Cantors; as well as numerous presidents and board members of synagogues of all denominations.

*  Prominent Holocaust scholars, including Prof. David S. Wyman, author of the best-selling The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945; Prof. Deborah Lipstadt, author of History on Trial; and Prof. Michael Berenbaum, former research director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

*  Academic notables such as Prof. Jonathan Sarna, chair of Brandeis University's Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program; Dr. David Berger, dean of Yeshiva University's Revel Graduate School; and faculty members at numerous other universities, including the directors of the Jewish Studies or Holocaust Studies centers at the University of California-Berkeley; the  University of Alabama; the University of Texas at Dallas; Florida International University; Concordia University; Indiana University; Fairfield University; Brooklyn College; Florida Gulf Coast University; and UCLA Hillel.

* Noted Jewish commentators, including Leon Wieseltier, of The New Republic; Dr. Erica Brown, of the New York Jewish Week; Prof. Gil Troy; and Rabbi Dov Fischer.

The complete text of the statement, with all the signatories, follows below.



As officials of Jewish or Holocaust-related institutions, or scholars of Holocaust and genocide studies, we are deeply troubled by the false accusations of genocide that have been made against Israel in recent days.

On July 9, Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, in a speech in Ramallah, accused Israel of "committing genocide." On August 1, on Al Jazeera's English-language TV broadcast, Fatah foreign affairs spokesman Nabil Sha'ath described the situation in Gaza as "a Holocaust." Also on August 1, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan accused Israel of "Hitler-like fascism." 

The Holocaust was the deliberate, systematic mass murder of six million innocent Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. By contrast, Israel is acting in legitimate self-defense against Hamas terrorism. Israel has no interest in harming innocent civilians, and indeed has done its utmost to avoid civilian casualties, whereas Hamas deliberately targets Israeli civilians. Any comparison between Israel and the Nazis outrageously distorts Israel's actions and trivializes the enormity and nature of the Holocaust.

Rabbi Stephanie S. Aaron 
Congregation Chaverim - Tucson, AZ

Rabbi David Adelson
East End Temple - New York, NY

Cantor Lauren Furman Adesnik
Temple Emanu-El of Greater Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Benjamin Adler
Adath Israel Congregation - Lawrenceville, NJ

Jacob Adler
Rabbi, Temple Shalom, Fayetteville, AR
Associate Professor, University of Arkansas

Prof. Ana Maria Tapia Adler
Universidad de Chile

Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Director, Interfaith Affairs, Simon Wiesenthal Center - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Daniel Alexander
Congregation Beth Israel - Charlottesville, VA

Prof. Robert Alter
Director, Center for Jewish Studies, University of California-Berkeley

Rabbi Dr. Elisha Ancselovits
Liverpool Hope University, UK

Rabbi Spike Anderson
Stephen S. Wise Temple - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Marc D. Angel
Founder and Director, Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals - New York, NY

Rabbi Maurice Appelbaum
Congregation Ahavas Israel - Greenpoint (Brooklyn), NY

Rabbi Raphael Asher
Congregation Bnai Tikvah - Walnut Creek, CA  (emer.)

Prof. Sidney Aster 
University of Toronto (emer.)

Rabbi Ira Axelrod
Congregation Chesed V'Emes - Brookline, MA

Rabbi Aryeh Azriel
Temple Israel - Omaha, NE

Ari Babaknia, M. D.
Chairman, Memorah Foundation 

Dr. Harvey Babich
Chairman, Biology Department - Stern College for Women

Rabbi Andy Bachman
Congregation Beth Elohim - Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Hanan Balk
Golf Manor Synagogue - Cincinnati, OH (emer.)

Rabbi Eliot J. Baskin, D. Min. 
Jewish Community Chaplaincy & Rafael Spiritual Healing Center of 
Jewish Family Service of Colorado - Denver, CO

Prof. Paul R. Bartrop
Director, Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies
Florida Gulf Coast University

Marilyn & Jack Belz
Memphis, TN

Prof. Michael Berenbaum
Director, Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust
American Jewish University - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Shalom Z. Berger, Ed.D.
The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education, Bar-Ilan University

Rabbi Saul J. Berman
Associate Professor, Stern College of Yeshiva University
Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of Law

Rabbi Yaakov Bieler
Kemp Mill Synagogue - Silver Spring, MD

Rabbi Gabriel Botnick
Temple Aliyah - Woodland Hills, CA

Dr. Erica Brown
Consultant to the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington & the Jewish Agency

Rabbi Peter Berg
The Temple - Atlanta GA

Prof. Alan L. Berger
Director, Center for the Study of Values and Violence After Auschwitz - Florida Atlantic University

Dr. David Berger
Ruth and I. Lewis Gordon Professor of Jewish History and Dean
Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University

Prof. Michael Berger 
Emory University

Rabbi David Berkman
New City Jewish Center - New City, NY

Rabbi Alan Berkowitz
Principal,  Magen David Yeshivah Elementary School - Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Seth L. Bernstein
Bet Aviv - Columbia, MD

Rabbi ElizaBeth Beyer, RN, MS, JD
North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation| - Tahoe Vista, CA

Jay A. Blum
Author & Board Member, Temple Israel - Columbus GA 

Prof. Rabbi David R. Blumenthal
Emory University

Rene Don Boni
Second Generation

Rabbi Mark Borovitz
Beit TShuvah - Los Angeles, CA

Prof. Oded Borowski
Emory University

Rabbi Bradd Boxman
Congregation Kol Tikvah - Parkland, FL

Rabbi Dr. Reeve Robert Brenner
Congregation Bet Chesed - Bethesda, MD

Rabbi Charles K. Briskin
Temple Beth El - San Pedro, CA

Adina Burian
Member of the Board, American Society for Yad Vashem

Lawrence Burian
Member of the Board, American Society for Yad Vashem

Rabbi Lee Bycel
Congregation Beth Shalom - Napa, CA

Rabbi Dr. Shalom Carmy
Editor, Tradition

Miriam Chaikin
Author & editor

Dr.  Frank Chalk
Professor of History and Director, Montreal Institute for 
Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University

Cindy Chazan
Vice President, The Wexner Foundation

Rabbi Michael Chernick
Professor Emeritus, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Rabbi Yisroel Ciner 
Congregation Beth Jacob of Irvine, CA

Rabbi Malcolm Cohen
Temple Sinai - Las Vegas, NV

Rabbi Stephen Cohen
Congregation B'nai B'rith - Santa Barbara, CA

Rabbi Karen Companez
Temple Beth El - Flint, MI

Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Neil Cooper
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El - Wynnewood, PA

Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Congregation Netivot Shalom - Berkeley, CA

Leslie Katz Crotty
Immediate Past President, B'nai Israel - Southbury, CT

Jordan Dale
Executive Director, Surprise Lake Camp

Rabbi Stanley M. Davids 
Temple Emanu-El - Atlanta, GA (emer.)

Rabbi Judi Ahavah Del Bourgo
Beth El Synagogue - Margate, NJ

Michael Dickerman
Adj. Faculty in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Gemma Del Duca, S.C., Ph.D.
National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, Seton Hill University

Prof. Michael N. Dobkowski
Department of Religious Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Rabbi Michael Dolgin
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, Canada

Michael Drake, MD
Past President. Temple Adath B'nai Israel - Evansville, IN

Rabbi Mark Dratch
Executive Vice President, Rabbinical Council of America

Rabbi Menashe East
Mount Freedom Jewish Center - Randolph NJ

Rabbi Denise L. Eger
Congregation Kol Ami - West Hollywood, CA

Rabbi Dr. Stephen J. Einstein
Founding Rabbi, Congregation B'nai Tzedek - Fountain Valley, CA (emer.)

Rabbi Richard Eisenberg
Beth El Synagogue - Torrington. CT

Rabbi Dennis Eisner 
Peninsula Temple Beth El - San Mateo, CA 

Rabbi Warren Elf
Rabbi, Southend and District Reform Synagogue
Trustee, Forum for the Discussion of Israel and Palestine (Fodip)

Sammy Eppel
Latin America Coordinator, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy

Stuart Erdheim

Rabbi Morley T. Feinstein
University Synagogue - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Dr. Carl Feit
Yeshiva University

Rabbi Dr. Mordecai Finley
Ohr HaTorah - Mar Vista, CA

Arlene Fickler
President, Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel - Philadelphia, PA

Risa Filkoff
Board President, Beth Sholom B'nai Israel - Manchester, CT

Rabbi Steven N. Fineblum
Temple Sinai - Cinnaminson, NJ 

Rabbi Shai Finkelstein
Baron Hirsch Congregation - Memphis, TN

Rabbi Dov Fischer
Young Israel of Orange County, CA
Adj. Prof. of Law, Loyola Law School

Suzette Adouth Fisher
Board President, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Dr. John D. Fonte
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Or Chadash - Flemington, NJ

Rabbi Gerald R. Fox
Temple Beth Shalom - Brigantine, NJ
President, South Jersey Board of Rabbis and Cantors

Rabbi Jeffrey Frances
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy - Rockville, MD

Rabbi Josh Franklin
Temple Beth Elohim - Wellesley, MA
Rabbi Carla Freedman
Beth Israel Congregation - Sun City Center, FL

Rabbi Matt Friedman
Instructor, University of Phoenix

Prof. Arie A. Galles
Member, Weinstein Holocaust Symposium / Soka University

Prof. Zev Garber
Chair, Jewish Studies and Philosophy, L.A.Valley College (emer.)
Editor, Shofar - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies

Rabbi Wendi Geffen
North Shore Congregation Israel - Glencoe, IL

Rabbi David Gelfand
Temple Israel of the City of New York

Rabbi Laura Geller
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, CA

Cantor Robert M. Gerber
Har Sinai Congregation - Baltimore, MD

Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun - Short Hills, NJ

Rabbi George D. Gittleman
Congregation Shomrei Torah - Santa Rosa  CA

Rabbi David Glanzberg-Krainin
Beth Sholom Congregation - Elkins Park, PA

Lawrence M. Glaser
Adjunct Professor, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Richard Stockton College
Assistant Director, N.J. Commission on Holocaust Education

Rabbi Ozer Glickman
Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (Yeshiva U.)
Adjunct Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Rabbi Gary Glickstein
Temple Beth Sholom - Miami Beach, FL

Dr. Myrna Goldenberg
Montgomery College, MD (emer.)

Rabbi Ezra Goldschmiedt
Congregation Sha'arei Torah - Cincinnati, OH

Rabbi Yamin Goldsmith
Menahel, Sha'alvim for Women

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein
Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue, UK

Rabbi Dr. Andrew Goldstein
Hon. President, Liberal Judaism, UK

Rabbi Josh Goldstein
Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Sha'arey Shalom - Springfield, NJ
Rabbi in Residence, The Chai Center for Jewish Life - Warren,NJ

Rabbi Lisa L. Goldstein
Executive Director, Institute for Jewish Spirituality

Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin
Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

Dr. Henry Gonshak
Professor of English and Holocaust Studies, Montana Tech

Rabbi Evan Goodman
Santa Barbara Hillell - Santa Barbara,  CA

Rabbi Roberto D. Graetz
Temple Isaiah - Lafayette, CA

Rabbi Bruce D. Greenbaum
Congregation Beth Israel - Carmel, CA

Gerald S. Greenberg
President, Adath Israel Congregation - Cincinnati, OH

Prof. Gershon Greenberg
American University, Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Irving Yitz Greenberg
Founding President, Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation
Chairman, United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 2000-2002

Rabbi David Greenstein
Congregation Shomrei Emunah - Montclair, NJ

Rabbi Micah D. Greenstein
Temple Israel - Memphis, TN

Rabbi Nicki Greninger
Temple Isaiah - Lafayette, CA

Dr. Elvira Groezinger
Former lecturer, University of Potsdam & Freie Universitaet Berlin

Prof. Dr. Karl E. Groezinger
Zentrum Juedische Studien, Berlin Brandenburg, Humboldt Universitaet

Rabbi Yonah Gross
Congregation Beth Hamedrosh - Wynnewood, PA

Andy Groveman
Belz Enterprises - Memphis, TN

Jan Groveman
Member of the Board, American Society for Yad Vashem

Prof. Jeffrey S. Gurock
Yeshiva University

Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff
Temple Israel - Stockton, CA

Rabbi Jon Haddon
Danbury, CT

Dr. Elana Stein Hain
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Prof. Paul Halpern
University of Toronto (emer.)

Rabbi Jon Hanish
Temple Kol Tikvah - Woodland Hills, CA
Chair, West Valley Rabbinic Task Force

Martha Hare, PhD, RN
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation - Bethesda, MD

David Harris
Executive Director
American Jewish Committee

Rabbi Mordechai Harris
Baron Hirsch Congregation - Memphis, TN

Prof. Michael R. Hayse
Director, Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The Richard Stockton College of NJ

Rabbi Sidney M. Helbraun
Temple Beth-El - Northbrook, IL

Rabbi Jason Herman
Executive Director, International Rabbinic Fellowship

Rabbi Avraham Y. Heschel
Director of the Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought

Rabbi Tom Heyn
Temple Israel of Greater Miami, FL

David G. Hill, MD
President, B'nai Israel - Southbury, CT

Rabbi Cantor Patricia Ernest Hickman
Temple Israel of Brevard - Melbourne, FL

Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller
Temple Beth Torah - Ventura, CA

Rabbi David Hoffman
Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Michael Horowitz
CEO, 21st Century Initiatives

Rabbi Daniel Horwitz
JB Greenfield Chapel, Congregation Beth Yeshurun - Houston, TX

Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz
Temple Sholom - Greenwich, CT

Rabbi Geoff Huntting
Temple Sinai - Sarasota, FL

Rabbi Prof. Steven L. Jacobs
Chair, Judaic Studies - The  University of Alabama
Rabbi, Temple Emanu-El - Tuscaloosa, AL

Rabbi David Jaffe
Gann Academy - Waltham, MA

Michael Jesser
Executive Director, Jewish World Watch

Rabbi Yoel Kahn 
Congregation Beth El - Berkeley, CA

Rachel Gottlieb Kalmowitz
Temple Beth El - Bloomfield Hills, MI

Harry Karten
Member of the Board, American Society for Yad Vashem; 
Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation; and Park East Synagogue

Rabbi Joshua Katzan
Congregation Habonim  - New York, NY

Janice Kamenir-Reznik
Co-Founder, Jewish World Watch

Rabbi Steven Kane
Congregation Sons of Israel - Briarcliff Manor, NY 

Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky 
Bnai David Judea Congregation - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Paul Kipnes
Congregation Or Ami - Calabasas, CA

Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner
President, New York Board of Rabbis
Senior Rabbi, Temple Emanu El, NJ

Rabbi Daniel Kirzane
Beth Haverim Shir Shalom - Mahwah, NJ

Prof. Orde F. Kittrie
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Rabbi Beth H. Klafter
Temple Beth David - Commack, NY

Rabbi Aryeh Klapper 
Dean, The Center for Modern Torah Leadership

Prof. Harvey Klehr
Emory University

Rabbi Zoe Klein
Temple Isaiah - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi E. Samuel Klibanoff
Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston, NJ

Rabbi Marc Aaron Kline, J.D.
Monmouth Reform Temple - Tinton Falls, NJ

Rabbi Michael G. Kohn
Temple B'nai Abraham - Meriden, CT

Andrew M. Kluger
Member of the Board, L.A. Jewish Symphony
President, Book Bank USA

Prof. Melvin Konner
Emory University

Benyamin Korn
Member of the Board, Religious Zionists of America

Rabbi Chava Koster
B'nai Israel / The Village Temple - New York, NY

Rabbi Dr. Laurence A. Kotok
Temple Brith Kodesh - Rochester, NY 

Rabbi Doniel Z. Kramer
Military & Healthcare Chaplain

Prof. Frederick Krantz
Director, Canadian Institute for Jewish Research

Rabbi Jonathan Kraus
Beth El Temple Center - Belmont, MA 

Rabbi Simcha Krauss
Past President, Religious Zionists of America

Prof. Neil J. Kressel
William Paterson University
Board Member, Holocaust and Genocide Committee & Regional ADL

Rabbi Martin Lawson
Temple Emanu-El - San Diego, CA (emer.)

Prof. Fred A. Lazin
Ben Gurion University (emer.)

Rabbi David Lerner
Temple Emunah - Lexington, MA

Beth Lesch
Director, Ma'ayan: Torah Study from the Sources - Newton, MA

Rabbi David Levin-Kruss
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Sheila Leibtag
Teacher, Stella K. Abraham H.S. for Girls - Hewlett, NY

Cantor Lisa Levine
Brookeville, MD

Rabbi Robert N. Levine
Congregation Rodeph Sholom - New York, NY

Stephen J. Levine, M.D.
President, Congregation Sons of Zion - Holyoke, MA

Rabbi Avi Levitt
Upper School Principal, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy- Rockville, MD

Rabbi David C. Levy
Temple Shalom - Succasunna, NJ

Rabbi Naomi Levy
Nashuva: The Jewish Spiritual Outreach Center - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Robert Levy
Temple Beth Emeka - Ann Arbor, MI

Rabbi Stan Levy
Founding Director, Bet Tzedek Holocaust Survivors Justice Network

Prof. Herbert S. Lewis
University of Wisconsin-Madison (emer.)

Michael Liepman
Executive Director, Temple Isaiah - Lafayette, CA

Rabbi Eric Linder
Congregation Children of Israel - Athens, GA

Rabbi Dennis Linson
Temple Judea - Laguna Hills, CA

Prof. Deborah Lipstadt
Emory University

Dr. Marcia Sachs Littell
Professor Emeritus & Founding Director Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey;
VP Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust & the Churches

Rabbi Alan E. Litwak
Temple Sinai of North Dade - North Miami Beach, FL

Rabbi Dr. Haskel Lookstein
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun - New York, NY

Rabbi Harold Loss
Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI

Rabbi Michael Lotker
Community Rabbi, Jewish Federation of Ventura County, CA

Rabbi Michal Loving
Director of Congregational Learning
Congregation B'nai Israel - Sacramento, CA

Rabbi Jonathan Lubliner
Jacksonville Jewish Center - Jacksonville, FL

Rabbi Barry M. Lutz
Temple Ahavat Shalom - Northridge, CA

Rabbi Janet Marder
Congregation Beth Am - Los Altos Hills, CA

Rabbi Sheldon Marder
Rabbi of the Jewish Home - San Francisco, CA

Rabbi Marc Margolius 
West End Synagogue - New York, NY

Dr. Avi Marcovitz
CEO, Martef Hashoah

Rabbi Steven S. Mason
North Shore Congregation Israel - Glencoe, IL

Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin
Temple Sinai - Oakland, CA

Meryl Maybruch 
Acquisitions Curator
Kleinman Family Holocaust Education Center - Brooklyn NY

Rabbi Daniel Mayer
Yeshiva University High School for Girls

Rabbi Eitan Mayer
Midreshet Moriah, Jerusalem

Dr. Rafael Medoff
Director, The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies

Rabbi Michele Medwin
Temple Sholom - Monticello, NY

Dr. David A. Meier
Chair, Department of Social Sciences - Dickinson State University

Ron B. Meier, Ph.D.
Executive Director, American Society for Yad Vashem

S. Isaac Mekel
Director of Development, American Society for Yad Vashem

Prof. Robert Melson 
Purdue University (emer.)
Former president, International Association of Genocide Scholars 

Suzanne Lieber Meyers
Member of the Board of Trustees, Temple B'nai Israel - Southbury, CT

David J. Michaels
Director of UN and Intercommunal Affairs
B'nai B'rith International

Rabbi Dr. Laurence Elis Milder
Congregation Beth Emek - Pleaston, CA

Dr. Jonathan S. Milgram
Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics
The Jewish Theological Seminary

Prof. Rochelle L. Millen
Wittenberg University (emer.) 

Rabbi Dovid Miller
Director, Gruss Kollel - Yeshiva University

Rabbi Adam F. Miller
Temple Shalom - Naples, FL

Barbara Miller
Director, Community Building - Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, OH

Rabbi Bennett F. Miller
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple - New Brunswick, NJ

Rabbi Jason Miller
Visiting Professor, Oakland University, MI

Rabbi Jonathan Miller
Temple Emanu-El - Birmingham, AL

Rabbi Mark Miller
Temple Beth El - Bloomfield, MI

Rabbi Joshua Minkin, D. Min.
Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie - Brooklyn, NY 

Dr. Yehudah Mirsky
Associate Professor, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies - Brandeis University 
Former Special Advisor, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor

Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh
Temple Israel of Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA

Prof. Alan Mittleman
Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Rabbi Stephen F. Moch
Temple Beth Ora - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Rabbi John Moscowitz
Holy Blossom Temple - Toronto, Canada

Rabbi Steven Morgen
Congregation Beth Yeshurun - Houston, TX

Rabbi Robin Nafshi
Temple Beth Jacob - Concord, NH

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
Beth Haverim Shir Shalom - Mahwah, NJ

Rabbi Elazar Muskin
Young Israel of Century City - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi David Nesson
Morristown Jewish Center - Morristown, NJ

Rabbi Joel Nickerson
Temple Isaiah – Los Angeles, CA

Prof. Stephen Norwood
University of Oklahoma

Rabbi Dr. David Oler
Congregation Kadima - Deerfield, IL

Rabbi Stacy Offner
Temple Beth Tikvah - Madison, CT 

Prof. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath
Director of the Holocaust Studies Program
University of Texas at Dallas

Cantor Judith Borden Ovadia
Temple Shaarei Shalom - Boynton Beach, FL

Rabbi Michele Paskow
Congregation B'nai Emet - Simi Valley, CA

Prof. David Patterson
Hillel Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies
University of Texas at Dallas

Rabbi Harry Pell
Associate Head of School
Solomon Schechter School of Westchester - White Plains, NY

Rabbi Micah Peltz
Temple Beth Sholom - Cherry Hill, NJ
Member, New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

Prof. Monty Noam Penkower 
Machon Lander Graduate School of Jewish Studies (emer.)

Rabbi Barbara Penzner
Temple Hillel B'nai Torah - Boston, MA

Leonard Petlakh
Kings Bay YM YWHA - Brooklyn, NY

Moshe Phillips
Member of the Board, Religious Zionists of America

Prof. Richard Pipes
Frank B. Baird Professor of History, Harvard University (emer.)

Rabbi Richard Plavin
Beth Sholom B'nai Israel - Manchester, CT

Rabbi Dr. Allen Podet
Hesed Abraham of Jamestown, NY;
Professor, Buffalo State College

Rabbi Yosef Polak
Av, Bais Din of Greater Boston, MA

Edith Pollack
Executive Director, Five Towns Jewish Council (NY)

Prof. Eunice Pollack
University of North Texas

Rabbi Eric Polokoff
B'nai Israel - Southbury, CT

Rabbi Richard Prass
Congregation Beth Am - Buffalo Grove, IL

Prof. Lynn Rapaport
Henry Snyder Professor of Sociology, Pomona College

Rabbi Dr. Ferenc Raj
Congregation Beth El - Berkeley, CA (emer.)

Rabbi Steven H. Rau, RJE
Director of Lifelong Learning, The Temple - Atlanta, GA

Dr. Walter Reich
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior, George Washington University;  Former executive director, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Rabbi Michael M. Remson
Kenosha, WI

Rabbi Dr. Edward Rettig
Chair, The Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education

Rabbi Dr. Steven Carr Reuben
Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation - Pacific Palisades, CA (emer.) 

Sister (Dr.) Carol Rittner, RSM
Distinguished Professor, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Rabbi Daniel A. Roberts
Temple Adath Israel - Lexington, KY

Prof. Ira Robinson
Interim Director, Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, Concordia University

Sigmund A. Rolat
North American Council, Museum of the History of Polish Jews;
World Society of Czestochowa Jews

Rabbi Jack Romberg
Temple Israel - Tallahassee, FL

Rabbi Ben Romer 
Spiritual Advisor, Bonay Kodesh - Midlothian, VA

Alan Ronkin
Director, Washington DC Region, American Jewish Committee

Prof. Paul Lawrence Rose 
The Pennsylvania State University (emer.)

Mike Rosen
Member of the Board of Trustees, B'nai Israel - Southbury, CT

Rabbi Elliot Rosenbaum
Temple Beth Sholom - Lake Havasu City, AZ

Thane Rosenbaum
Senior Fellow and Director of the Forum on Law, Culture & Society
New York University School of Law

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg
Congregation Beth El - Edison, NJ

Rabbi Jason Rosenberg
Congregation Beth Am - Tampa, FL

Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg
Congregation Ez Chaim - Kew Gardens Hills, NY

Prof. Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies
Director, Institute for the Study of Contemporary  Antisemitism, Indiana University

Prof. Gavriel  Rosenfeld
Director, Program in Judaic Studies, Fairfield University

Rabbi Jacob Rosner
Congregation Or Shalom - Berwyn, PA

Rabbi John L. Rosove
Temple Israel of Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA

Leonard D. Ross
Member, Board of Trustees, Temple B'nai Israel - Southbury, CT

Rabbi Donald Rossoff 
Temple B'nai Or - Morristown,  NJ

Rabbi Joel Roth
Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Prof. John K. Roth
Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Claremont McKenna College

Rabbi Ronald Roth
Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B'nai Israel - Fair Lawn, NJ

Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild
Wimbedon Synagogue, UK

Jodi Rozental
Cantorial Soloist, Temple Judea - Coral Gables, FL

Rabbi Jason Rubenstein,
Mechon Hadar - New York, NY

Prof. Richard L. Rubenstein
President Emeritus, University of Bridgeport

Rabbi Eliezer E. Rubin
Head of School, Klatt Family Rosh Hayeshiva
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School

Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel
Director, Remember the Women Institute

Prof. Martin Rumscheidt
Atlantic School of Theology (emer.)

Howard Salles
Board Member, Temple Israel of Highlands County - Sebring, FL

Rabbi Arnold Saltzman
Hevrat Shalom of Maryland; Congregation Beit Chaverim of Calvert County, MD;
and Congregation Sha'are Shalom of Waldorf, MD

Prof. Jonathan Sarna
Chair, Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program, Brandeis University

Mark Sarna
Member, Committee on Conscience, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum;
Former President,  American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters House

Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter
Yeshiva University

Rabbi Peter Schaktman
O'ahu Jewish Ohana, Hawaii

Rabbi Amy Scheinerman
Jewish Hospice of Howard County, MD

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger
Executive Director and Community Rabbinic Scholar, 
Jewish Studies Initiative of North Texas     

Prof. Francis Schrag
University of Wisconsin

Rabbi David A. Schuck
Pelham Jewish Center - Pelham Manor, NY

Michael Schudrich
Chief Rabbi, Jewish Community of Poland

Rabbi Harold M. Schulweiss
Co-Founder, Jewish World Watch

Prof. George Schwab
Graduate Center, CUNY (emer.)

Prof. Shuly Rubin Schwartz
Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Rabbi Joel R. Schwartzman 
Congregation B'nai Chaim - Denver, CO (emer.)

Prof. Don Seeman
Emory University
Co-editor, Contemporary Anthropology of Religion

Rabbi David Segal
Aspen Jewish Congregation - Aspen, CO

Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller
Executive Director, UCLA Hillel

Rabbi Judy Shanks
Temple Isaiah - Lafayette, CA

Prof. Robert Moses Shapiro
Judaic Studies Department
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Rabbi Benjamin Sharff
Har Sinai Congregation - Owings Mills, MD

Robert Sherman
Chief Executive Officer, The Jewish Education Project

Prof. Labron K. Shuman
Delaware County Community College (emer.)

Todd Shuster
President, Beth El Temple Center - Belmont, MA

Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner
The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah - Overland Park, KS 

Michael Siegal, Chair
The Jewish Federations of North America

Jerry Silverman, President & CEO
The Jewish Federations of North America

Rabbi/Cantor Rhoda JH Silverman, Ph.D.
Temple Emanuel of Baltimore - Reisterstown, MD

Rabbi Yair Silverman
Moed, Zichron Yaakov

Rabbi Beth J. Singer
Congregation Emanu-El - San Francisco, CA

Rabbi Jonathan L. Singer
Congregation Emanu-El - San Francisco, CA

Rabbi Suzanne Singer
Temple Beth El - Riverside, CA

Rabbi Joel Sisenwine
Temple Beth Elohim - Wellesley, MA 

Rabbi Daniel Smith
Edgware & District Reform Synagogue, London UK

Linda Solomon, Executive Director
Temple Israel - West Palm Beach, FL

Prof. Benjamin D. Sommer
Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Lt. Samuel Spector, US Navy
Rabbinical Student, Hebrew Union College - Los Angeles, CA

Prof. Kevin P. Spicer, C.S.C.
Director, Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Committee, Stonehill College

Rabbi Richard Spiegel
Temple Etz Chaim - Thousand Oaks, CA

Rabbi Jonathan Spira-Savett
Temple Beth Abraham - Nashua, NH

Rabbi David Spitz 
Temple Menorah (emer.) - Chicago, IL

Dr. Axel Stawski
Member of the Board, American Society for Yad Vashem

Prof. Leon Stein
Roosevelt University (emer.)

Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz
Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem - Quebec, Canada

Rabbi Kenneth A. Stern
Congregation Gesher Shalom - Fort Lee, NJ

Rabbi Keith Stern
Temple Beth Avodah - Newton, MA 

Rabbi Seth Sternstein
President, Westchester (NY) County Board of Rabbis

Dr. Oren Baruch Stier
Associate Professor & Director, Holocaust Studies Initiative
Florida International University, Miami, FL 

Rabbi Ira Stone
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel - Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Joshua Strom
Associate Rabbi, Temple Shaaray Tefila - New York, NY

Rabbi Steven Suson
Congregation Har Tzion/Agudath Achim - Silver Spring, MD

Prof. Peter Tarjan
University of Miami (emer.)

Rabbi Howard Tilman
Jacksonville Jewish Center - Jacksonville, FL

Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen
Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel - New Haven, CT 

Rabbi Kalman Topp
Beth Jacob Congregation - Beverly Hills, CA

Rabbi Jacob Traub
Chair, Orthodox Rabbinical Council - San Franciso, CA

Prof. Gil Troy, Professor of History
McGill University, Montreal

Dr. Irvin Ungar, Curator
The Arthur Szyk Society

Jay B. Umansky, Esq.
President, Midwest Jewish Congress

Dr. Jeremiah Unterman
Resident Scholar, Herzl Institute, Jerusalem

Rabbi Yakov Vann
Calabasas Shul - Calabasas, CA

Phillip Vedol
Member of the Board, Beth Israel Malden - Malden, MA

Rabbi Dr. Tamas Vero 
Temple Frankel - Budapest, Hungary

Rabbi Stewart Vogel
Temple Aliyah - Woodland Hills, CA

Rabbi David Vorspan
Congregation Shir Ami - West Hills CA

Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman
Temple B'nai Tikvah - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Rabbi Chaim Wasserman
President, Council of Young Israel Rabbis;
Member, Board of Governors, Jewish Agency for Israel

Prof. Chaim I. Waxman
Department of Sociology, Rutgers University 

Rabbi Donald A. Weber
Temple Rodeph Torah - Marlboro, NJ

Dr. Racelle R. Weiman
Director, The Dialogue Institute, Temple University 

Rabbi Arthur Weiner
Jewish Community Center of Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah - Paramus, NJ

Rabbi Daniel A. Weiner
Temple De Hirsch Sinai - Seattle, WA

Rachel Weinstein 
Tanach Department / Judaic Studies - Ramaz Upper School 

Rabbi Elie Weinstock
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun - New York, NY

Rabbi Yosef Weinstock
Young Israel of Hollywood- Ft. Lauderdale

Ann Weiss, Ph.D.
Director & author 
Eyes from the Ashes Educational Foundation

Sarah Weiss
Executive Director, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education 
& The Jewish Community Relations Council - Cincinnati, OH

Zev Weiss
President, Holocaust Education Foundation

Prof. Sonja Schoepf Wentling
Concordia College

Rabbi K'vod Wieder
Temple Beth El of South Orange County - Aliso Viejo, CA 

Leon Wieseltier
Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Irvin M. Wise
Adath Israel Congregation - Cincinnati, OH

Rabbi Stephen Wise
Shaarei Beth El Congregation - Oakville, Ontario

Prof. Ruth Wisse
Harvard University (emer.)

Rabbi Greg Wolfe
Congregation Bet Haverim - Davis, CA

Rabbi David Wolpe
Sinai Temple - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Adam Wright
Assistant Rabbi, Temple Solel - Cardiff, CA

Prof. David S. Wyman
University of Massachusetts - Amherst (emer.)

Rabbi Dr. Alan J. Yuter
Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding

Rabbi Howard Zack
Congregation Torat Emet - Columbus, OH

Rabbi Dr. Andrea Zanardo
Brighton and Hove Reform Synagogues, UK

Rabbi Michael Zedek
Emanuel Congregation - Chicago, IL

Rabbi Joel Zeff
Kenesset Israel Torah Center - Sacramento, CA

Rabbi Dr. Tali Zelkowicz
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel
Temple Micah - Washington, DC

Prof. John Zimmerman
University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Rabbi Mark Zimmerman
Congregation Beth Shalom - Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Misha Zinkow
Temple Israel - Columbus, OH

Prof. Bat-Ami Zucker
Bar-Ilan University

Rabbi Dr. David J. Zucker
North West Surrey Synagogue, UK

Rabbi Yitzhak Zuriel
Teacher, WebYeshiva.org 

Dr. Efraim Zuroff
Simon Wiesenthal Center, Jerusalem

(Institutions listed for identification purposes only.)


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