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FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education to Host ‘Celebrate Heritage’ Event

BOCA RATON, FL (January 26, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education will host “Celebrate Heritage: Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Music, Live Auction and Fine Jewelry” on Tuesday, February 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Eleanor R. Baldwin House on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. All proceeds will benefit the Center’s educational programs in the Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Glades and Okeechobee county school districts.

“We feel this is an especially important year to build a strong awareness and support to the important work of the Center in teaching about the Holocaust and human rights issues,” said Marilyn Simon Weinberg, who is co-chairing the event with Elyssa Kupferberg, Marci Langley and Marianne Lerner. “Going beyond the Jewish community, this event is for all who believe in the need to combat bigotry and hatred to create a better world for people of all races, religions and cultures to enjoy.”

Guests will have an opportunity to purchase items from select vendors including French-designed affordable jewelry by Isabelle Krupnik, summer furs by Saks Fifth Avenue, watches by Jewels in Time, handbags and accessories by Regency Collection, designer jewelry by Vivid Diamonds, fine elegant jewelry by M&M Jewelers, and art by Robert Simon. Vendors will donate a portion of their sales to the Center.

Other activities include music provided by FAU doctoral student and professional pianist, Martha Brown, as well as a silent auction and a live auction.

FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education was established in 1996 by the Florida Department of Education to support teachers implementing the state’s mandate for Holocaust education. Through its training, programs and resources, the Center seeks to educate students about the Holocaust in order to nurture citizens who recognize prejudice and hatred, including anti-Semitism and racism; understand that such beliefs can lead to genocide; know how to intervene again prejudice and hatred; be prepared to act on behalf of others, even those who may not know; and understand citizens’ responsibility for upholding democracy in a pluralistic society.

To attend, a minimum donation of $100 per person is suggested. For more information or to register, call 561-297-2929 or visit




Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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