HOUSTON, TX (July 29, 2008) – Holocaust Museum
Houston has added three new members to its Executive Committee and 18
new members to its 2008-2009 Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors will be focusing specifically this year on
expanding educational programming and on the Museum’s long-term growth
to accommodate a rapidly expanding audience base, according to Museum
Chairman Walter Hecht.
Hecht said attendance at the Museum hit 97,463 people in its fiscal
year 2005-2006 but jumped to 125,000 in 2006-2007 and to more than
150,000 for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2008.
"With that kind of explosive growth and community interest in our
exhibits, programs and speakers, our Board will spend much of this year
making certain we can continue to offer quality programming and
world-class exhibits to even larger audiences to teach the dangers of
hatred, prejudice and apathy for many years to come,” he said.
New members to the Museum’s Executive Committee for 2008-2009
include Nancy Dinerstein, Marvin Kaplan and Sergio Weitzman. Continuing
members are Hecht; Chair-Elect Michael S. Goldberg; Vice Chairs Tali
Blumrosen, Andrew Bursten, Gary Markowitz and Benjamin S. Warren;
Treasurer Robby Shelton; Secretary Eric J. Pulaski; Past Chairs Joel
Spira, Eileen D. Weisman and Peter N. Berkowitz; and members R. Edwin
Allday, Martha Freedman, Daniel P. Gordon, Barry Lewis, Richard J.
Loewenstern, Soraya McClelland, Chaja Verveer and Lea Weems.
The Museum’s new Board members include: Linda L. Addison; Tobi
Cooper; Isabel David; Linda G. Eisemann; Israel Fogiel; Adam Forman;
Michael M. Gamson; Jodie L. Jiles; Douglas D. Koch, M.D.; Butch Mach;
Rosalyn Margolis; Isabelle Mayer; Regina J. Rogers; Stacy Soefer; Jane
Tavyev, M.D.; Ileana V. Treviño; Jeannie Wermuth; and Cyvia G. Wolff.
Other Board members include:David P. Bell, Ed.D.; Michael Bleyzer;
Milton Boniuk, M.D.; Melissa Brunicardi; David A. Chaumette; the Hon.
Anne Clutterbuck; Debra G. Cohen; Brian Cweren; Brenda J. DeVore; Jack
Dulworth; Steven Finkelman; Diedra Fontaine; Barnett Gershen; Anne
Graubart; Gary S. Grossman; Patricia Brooks Kagan; Marvin Kaplan; the
Hon. M.J. Khan; Gail Klein; Lilly Lazarus; Mark Lee; Dr. Marcus
Leuchter; Erica Levit; Leo Linbeck III; Frank Liu; Barry Mandel; Moez
Mangalji; Muriel Meicler, Ph.D.; Michael S. Morgan; William J. Morgan;
Leon Mucasey; Eve Newar; Roy Nichol; Gary M. Olander; the Hon. Annise
Parker; Joe Pogge; Hazzan David Propis; Eric J. Pulaski; Rabbi Joseph
Radinsky; Eileen Reed; Jay Rogers; Marika Rudy; the Hon. Frank Rynd;
David I. Saperstein; Amb. Arthur L. Schechter; Stuart Schube; Marc
Sharpe; Robby Shelton; Lester Smith; the Hon. Susan S. Soussan; Joel
Spira; Ruth Steinfeld; Rabbi Brian Strauss; John F. Thrash, M.D.; Ellen
Trachtenberg; Haya Varon; Benjamin S. Warren; Naomi Warren; Inna Wizig;
E.D. Wulfe; and Joe Zuber.
New members of the Museum’s Advisory Board include: Alice Lok
Cahana; Sandy Lessig; Velva Levine; Linda K. May; Ruth Morris; Mark
Mucasey; Pepi Nichols; Anna Steinberger, Ph.D.; and the Hon. Fred S.
Other Advisory Board members include: Hazel Bensky; Celina Fein;
Carol Fisherman; Nancy Freed; Jay Gerstenhaber; the Hon. Mark Goldberg;
Alan Gover; Punkin Hecht; Glenda R. Kane; Walter Kase; the Hon. Sheila
Jackson Lee; Max Levit; Hans Mayer; Isabel Mermelstein; Edith Mincberg;
Ira Mitzner; Morris I. Penn; Gregg S. Philipson; Daniel B. Pickelner;
Dr. Diane Plotkin; Garland Debner Pohl; Mitzi M. Shure; Marsha Wallace;
Ben Waserman; and Sandra G. Weiner.
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the
Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims
and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust
and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred,
prejudice and apathy.
Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is
located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX
77004. For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or