Holocaust Survivors Speakers Bureau

Though the Holocaust occurred over 70 years ago, there are still lessons we can apply today to make our community a safe and humane place for all. Recognizing the need to stand against oppression and hatred, and to ensure that future generations never forget the atrocities that occurred, Holocaust survivors and their descendants have volunteered to speak about their experiences. This is an incredible opportunity for your students and other organization participants as they are the last generation who will be able meet a Holocaust survivor and hear their stories of suffering, loss, and survival first-hand.


To request a speaker, please email the following information to Hilary Rotenberg, at 904.394.5722 or hrotenberg@jfcsjax.org:

  • Name of School or Organization Address Date
  • The preferred time is  10:00 a.m
  • The audience profile (age, size, Holocaust education prior to the visit)
  • Name, email, and phone number of contact person

JFCS will make every effort to accommodate requests submitted at least 2-3 weeks in advance. Requests for speakers must be initiated by an organization staff member. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response.

Based on the school’s / organization’s location, date and time requested, and the profile of the audience, JFCS will match an appropriate speaker with your school. Once the speaker is confirmed, your contact person will receive an email with the speaker’s biography, contact information, and any audio visual equipment needs for the presentation.

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