Please join Temple Beth Shalom, Brigantine, to welcome Bob Holden, a multigenerational Quaker, to learn more about the Quakers’ efforts to ameliorate world problems like hunger and homelessness and bring peace to troubled areas of the world. Bob will also focus the discussion on the Quakers’ activities after World War One, the formation of the AFSC in 1917, and undertakings to assuage Nazi efforts to persecute Jews and other minority groups before World War II.

All are welcome to join us for this free program via Zoom on

Wednesday, May 26th, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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More about Bob Holden:

Bob describes himself as a lifelong “devoted educator” who belonged to Pennsylvania’s Future Teachers of America while in high school. He obtained a BS in Elementary Education with a History minor in 1975 from Kutztown State College.   While working at Ocean City Intermediate School, Bob became keenly interested in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He created a Holocaust Curriculum for 8th G/T students at Ocean City Intermediate School; this eventually led to a role re-designing the State Secondary Curriculum for Holocaust Education. After retiring, in 2007 Bob taught Holocaust Studies grades 4-12 at Trocki Hebrew Academy in EHT and supervised Elementary Student Teachers through Rowan University until 2014. He serves on the Board (Charter Member) of the South Jersey Holocaust Coalition and has provided a variety of presentations to educators and members. Bob has taught Holocaust Studies at Atlantic Cape Community College (Cape May County Campus), the South Jersey Holocaust Coalition, and the Cape May County Library System. He is a devoted Quaker and Historian, serving on the board of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. He recently published the book, Upper Township and Its Ten Villages. Bob is married to Janice and enjoys time with their two children and grandchildren who live just minutes away