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HTII Advisory Board

Dr. Jeffrey R. Solomon

Dr. Jeffrey R. Solomon is the President of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, a group of foundations operating in Canada, Israel and the United States. Among the foundations’ innovative launches are Birthright Israel and Reboot, two initiatives aimed at connecting young, assimilated Jews to their tradition, The Gift of New York, a powerful response to September 11, helping to heal families of victims through the power of culture, and Project Involvement...

Robert Skloot

Robert (Bob) Skloot retired in 2008 after 40 years of teaching, directing and administrating at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His career has included serving as Fulbright Professor in Israel (1980-81), Austria (F 1988), Chile (F 1995) and The Netherlands (S 2005), and as Fulbright Specialist in England (2013). He is the author and editor of many books and essays about the theatre of the Holocaust and genocide, including The Darkness We Carry: The Drama of the Holocaust (1988) and the two-volume anthology The Theatre of the Holocaust (1981; 1999) ...

Kim Simon

Kim Simon is Managing Director of the Shoah Foundation Institute at the University of Southern California. She is responsible for overseeing the Institute’s day-to-day work, including its educational programs, research, documentation activity, public outreach, and administration. Simon was hired in 1994 to coordinate the Shoah Foundation’s efforts to collect interviews around the world with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.

Stephen Siegel

Stephen Siegel in the role as CBRE’s Chairman of Global Brokerage, he advises major corporations and property owners on a broad range of real estate strategies. Mr. Siegel is renowned for his philanthropy, and has been has been called by The Wall Street Journal “the most generous person in the industry.” He sits on numerous nonprofit boards. He was endowed a fellowship at the Cardozo School of Law. He received honorary doctorates from Baruch College, Yeshiva University, Monmoth University and St. Thomas Aquinas College. He has been honored by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum and Israel Bonds. He was also celebrated for his contributions to the Young Women’s Leadership Network’s CollegeBound Initiative along with fellow honorees Queen Latifah and Danny Meyer.

Dr. William Shulman

Dr. William L. Shulman is Professor Emeritus of History, City University of New York, President, Association of Holocaust Organizations and a member of the United States Delegation…

Dr. Haim Shaked

Dr. Haim Shaked has been a tenured Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami (UM) since 1988. He has been the incumbent of the Dr. M. Lee Pearce Chair in Middle East...

Dr. Rochelle Saidel

Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel is the founder and executive director of the Remember the Women Institute, a not-for-profit organization based in New York City since 1997 that carries out and encourages research and cultural projects that integrate women into history. Her own focus is on Jewish women, especially women during the Holocaust.

Janet E. Rubin, Ph.D.

Janet E. Rubin, Ph.D. is a respected scholar, theatrical director, teacher, consultant, and arts educator. She currently teaches for the Visual and Performing Arts, Humanities, and Speech Departments at Eastern Florida State College. In addition to teaching and directing at EFSC, Janet also directs for Surfside Playhouse in Cocoa Beach, Florida, oversees their youth theatre program, and serves on their board. Rubin has authored or contributed to ten books, published numerous articles, and received funding for various research projects. She frequently presents her work at conferences around the world. She has served as Educator in Residence at the University of Mysore (India) and at Ballarat College of Advanced Education (Victoria, Australia)....

Doug Reside

Doug Reside joined NYPL in 2011 as digital curator for the performing arts. In his current position, he manages all aspects of the Theatre Division’s collections and public services. Prior to joining NYPL, Reside served on the staff of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland. He has published and spoken on topics related to theater history, literature, and digital humanities, and has managed several large grant-funded projects on these topics. Reside is especially interested in the use of digital forensic tools to study the creative process. He received a PhD in English from the University of Kentucky.

Wolf Gruner

Wolf Gruner holds the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, is Professor of History at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles since 2008 and is the Founding Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research since 2014. He is a specialist in the history of the Holocaust and in comparative genocide studies. He received his PhD in History in 1994 from the Technical University Berlin as well as his Habilitation in 2006...

Derek Goldman

Derek Goldman is an award-winning stage director, playwright/adapter, developer of new work, educator, and published scholar, whose work has been seen around the country, Off-Broadway, and internationally. He is Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University where he is co-Founding Director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (with Ambassador Cynthia Schneider), housed in the School of Foreign Service with a mission "to harness the power of performance to humanize global politics."

Dr. Alvin Goldfarb

Dr. Alvin (Al) Goldfarb is the child of Holocaust survivors and a nationally known theatre educator and administrator. Al served as chair of the department of Theatre, Dean of Fine Arts, and Provost and Academic Vice President at Illinois State University. Al served as President of Western Illinois University from 2002 to 2011, when he retired.

Teresa Eyring

Teresa Eyring is Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre in the U.S. In addition to its roles in federal advocacy, professional development and networking within the theatre community, TCG is the largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature in North America. Prior to arriving at TCG, Eyring spent 20 years as an executive in theatres across the U.S. Positions included Managing Director of the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Managing Director of the Wilma Theater...

David Y. Chack

David Y. Chack is on faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago and is also Executive Director of the Alliance for Jewish Theatre, a worldwide organization for professional and semi-professional theatremakers. He has produced and/or directed theatre in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Louisville through his theatre project ShPIeL-Performing Identity. He is co-developing and co-producing the 2018 World Premiere of “The Green Book” by Calvin A. Ramsey, with Pegasus Theatre and Artistic Director ILesa Duncan and Joan Mazzonelli in Chicago....

Theodore Bikel

Theodore Bikel (Playwright and Performer) has been an American citizen since 1961. He was born in Vienna in 1924 and left for Israel (then Palestine) at the age of 13. In 1946, he entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and graduated with honors. He appeared in several West End plays including A Streetcar Named Desire under the direction of Sir Laurence Olivier and The Love of Four Colonels by Peter Ustinov. In the U.S. his roster of memorable stage performances includes Tonight in Samarkand, The Rope Dancers, The Lark, The Sound of Music (in which he created the role of Baron von Trapp)...

Dr. Michael Berenbaum

Michael Berenbaum is a writer, lecturer, and teacher consulting in the conceptual development of museums and the development of historical films. He is director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust at the American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism) where he is also a Professor of Jewish Studies. In the past he has served as the Weinstein Gold Distinguished Visiting Professor at Chapman University, the Podlich Distinguished Visitor at Claremont-McKenna College, the Ida E. King Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies at Richard Stockton College for 1999–2000 and the Strassler Family Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies at Clark University in 2000....