The Leon Levine Distinguished Professorship in Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University enthusiastically supports the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, and appreciates the importance the Center brings to its campus and students, along with the community the University serves. The University has also joined with the Leon Levine Foundation and supporters of the Center to create the Leon Levine Distinguished Professorship in Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. The person in this position will direct the Center, provide academic leadership in these areas, teach one course each semester, actively engage in research, organize fund raising and outreach activities, and lead the Center's annual summer Holocaust Symposium.
Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium Endowment
In collaboration with many friends who summer in the beautiful High Country of North Carolina, Martin and Doris Rosen have been instrumental in helping to establish the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University. Starting with a dream that would take the teaching of the Holocaust from an academic experience, limited to university students, to one of the finest public symposia of its kind has become a reality thanks to the unbridled support of Martin and Doris Rosen.
For a dozen years Martin and Doris encouraged the faculty and directors of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies to develop and expand the "Remembering the Holocaust" symposium. These efforts contributed substantially to the program's reputation and growing success.
Their generosity continues with the establishment of the Martin and Doris Summer Symposium Endowment that will insure funding is available to the Holocaust symposium for future secondary school teachers who will teach the vital messages of tolerance, the importance of diverse peoples, and the horrors of genocide. Secondary school teachers receive week-long training in Judaic culture, traditions and religions, and the tragic consequences of the Holocaust. With this generous gift, the Rosen legacy secures the opportunity for many more teachers and educators to attend the symposium and continue their education.