Berkowitz receives fellowship to attend international seminar in Israel
Dr. Irving Berkowitz, dean of academic affairs for the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus, has received a fellowship to attend the “Teaching the Shoah and Antisemitism” Summer International Seminar in Israel.
The 140-hour intensive seminar at the International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem will bring together distinguished educators and scholars from around the world July 3-21 for lectures, pedagogic workshops, group discussions and survivor testimonies.
Participants also will get outside of the classroom for field trips to Christian and Jewish holy sites in Jerusalem, the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum in the North of Israel, a trip to both the Palmach and Diaspora Museums in Tel Aviv, as well as a trip to Masada and the Dead Sea.
This is the latest of many opportunities that Berkowitz, a social policy expert with 38 years of higher education experience, has had to travel the world sharing his knowledge and expertise. Last December, he was officially recognized by the University of Tirana in Albania for his role in helping the Republic of Albania build a system of democracy following the collapse of communism in eastern Europe 25 years ago as well as founding the university’s Faculty of Social Sciences.