The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando presents local Holocaust
author and educator Holly Mandelkern at the Jewish Community Center of Greater
Orlando, Roth JCC, Maitland Campus, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
Holly Mandelkern, who is also a poet, will talk about researching lives of
individuals for her upcoming book, "Beneath White Stars: Holocaust Profiles in
Poetry." She conducted similar research for "A Portrait in Poetry: Writing
from the Testimony of Roman Kent," which will appear in the spring 2016 issueof "Prism: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators >from Yeshiva
Ms. Mandelkern will share her knowledge about those who survived and those who
were killed in the Shoah. In "Beneath White Stars: Holocaust Profiles in
Poetry," Ms. Mandelkern pays tribute in her narrative poetry and short
histories to individuals whom she has known or whose stories she has taught.
Since 1991, she has lectured at the Teachers' Institute of the Holocaust
Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida and at other venues in our
community. Her poems have appeared in journals of the National Council of
Teachers of English, the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association of Florida, and
the Florida State Poets' Association.
Prior to the program, starting at 6:30 P.M., there will be time for to network
and to receive free consulting assistance or mentoring >from Jewish genealogy
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. (6:30 P.M. for networking and consultations)
Admission: open to public; $5 for non-members;
Location: Roth Jewish Community Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751.
For more information contact:
JGSGO Publicity Chairperson
JGSGO voice mail 407-494-4230
Palm Bay, Florida