At a time when the world is filled with inter-religious conflict and international headlines
report trends of religious extremism, Catholic and Jewish communities came together. ADL,in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Miami, hosted a unique educational opportunity for Catholic school educators from the Dioceses of Miami, Palm Beach and New Orleans on the Holocaust and contemporary anti-Semitism.
The first Florida Bearing Witness™ program, a three-day teacher institute, was held at St.
Thomas University in Miami Gardens and the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach.
Bearing Witness™ in Miami was generously underwritten by Mr. David and Senator Nan Rich; from a grant from LEAH (League for the Education and Awareness of the Holocaust); and by Steven L. Schwarzberg, in memory of his beloved parents, Bluma and Abraham Schwarzberg. Since its Inception, Bearing Witness has trained nearly 1000 Catholic school educators across North America.