T ed Scouten, television anchor at WFOR-CBS 4, will be the guest presenter at the Holocaust Teacher Summer Institute at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Storer Auditorium of the University of Miami School of Business. Scouten will show the film Return to Auschwitz, from the Pre-Mission March of the Living to Poland last April. The march was led by Sharon Horowitz, executive director of the Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach.
In addition to showing the 30-minute film, Scouten will comment on the making of the film, and David Mermelstein, one of the Holocaust survivors featured in the film, will speak to the teachers and guests of the institute about his personal experience as a Holocaust survivor.
The Holocaust Teacher Summer Institute will be at the University of Miami from this Monday through Friday. Led by Miriam Klein Kassenoff, director of the Holocaust Studies Summer Institute/School of Education, the summer institute is geared to educating teachers and guests about the Holocaust.
Kassenoff is also the District Education Specialist/Holocaust Education for Miami-Dade County Public Schools/Holocaust Memorial, and said the institute is open to the community. Reservations are not required.
Exhibition of Florida Women of Achievement
Scherley Busch, noted photographer and founder and photographic artist for the Florida Women of Achievement traveling exhibition, will be the guest speaker at the monthly luncheon meeting of The Miami Woman’s Club on June 12 in the Ballroom at the Doubletree Grand Hotel, 1717 N. Bayshore Dr.
Busch, started the exhibition of Florida women because she felt that someone should document the achievements of Florida women with more than just words. So she started taking beautiful portraits of women from every walk of life who have made contributions to Florida. The photo exhibit includes such women as Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the late author and conservationist; Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, president emerita of Barry University; and Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek (retired).
Networking starts at 11:30 a.m., followed at noon with lunch. The cost is $23 for members and $28 for non-members. If you go, please RSVP with Nancy Smith by Monday by calling 305-891-3739 or send her an email at email@example.com.
If you would like to know more about The Miami Woman’s club, send an email to Noreen Timoney, president at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street to be named after veteran teacher
Rubinoff D. Robinson Sr. was one of those people who always seemed to be in a hurry — like there was not enough time to do all of the things he wanted to do before leaving this earth. He worked hard, helping to build strong character in the youngsters he coached in the martial arts; the after-school tutoring program Quality United Education Inc. (QUE) that he started with his wife, Dale; and the many children he taught in the special-education program as a teacher for 27 years with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system.
Rubinoff died in February of 2011, but he left a legacy of good works behind. At 2:30 p.m. on June 25, the intersection of Northwest Seventh Avenue and 127th Street will become the "Master Rubinoff D. Robinson Sr. Street," so named to honor him for his dedication to the youths of Miami-Dade County.
The unveiling of the new street sign is the result of the work from the members of Quality United Education and the support of the North Miami City Council.