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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


Dr. Efraim Zuroff

Simon Wiesenthal Center, Jerusalem

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