Exhibits and Attractions

Outside in Rockefeller Gardens

  • Jewish Hall of Fame /,Sights Sounds & Symbols Tent
  • Garden of Eden
  • Matzoh Baking Class

Inside The Casements

  • Holocaust Exhibit
  • Life in the Shtetl
  • Speakers’ Hall
  • Tolerance Exhibit

We are grateful to the Jaffe Corporation and Richard & Jeanne Jaffe for sponsoring this year’s Holocaust Exhibits. The Holocaust is a grim reminder of the senseless systematic murder of millions of innocent people and of all humanity lost. A special feature of the exhibits are “Henriette’s Letters,” a collection of over two hundred letters and photos from family members in Holland during the Holocaust to each other from home to inside work camps, before and after their abduction, and finally a letter where a son sees his mother removed to a “rest” camp—Auschwitz. Do not miss this exhibit.

The Festival is grateful to Upchurch, Watson, White & Max Mediation Group for sponsoring our Speakers’ Pavilion. You will be entertained, moved and impressed with this year’s lineup of presenters.


Speakers Scheduled to Appear Inside The Casements

Steve Barber
“The Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean”


Steve is the former creative/marketing director of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore. He is the Program & Events Chairman of the Temple Beth-EL Brotherhood and Co-Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Daytona State College Foundation Wise Program. As European nations raced westward in a mad rush for colonies, The Caribbean became a pirate’s paradise during the 16th-17th centuries. Many of these pirates were Spanish & Portuguese Jews escaping The Inquisition. Driven by an insatiable thirst for revenge against the Spanish government, they wreaked havoc on their fleets & terrorized their shipping lanes. Legendary names like Sinan Reis, Shmuel Palacci, Moses Cohen Henriques, Hayreddin Barbarossa and Jean Lafitte stalked the waters on ships named Prophet Samuel, Queen Esther & Shield of Abraham. One of those notorious pirates was Steve’s ancestor.

Bea Schemer
“Surviving the Holocaust”


Bea is a member of Temple Beth-EL and is on the board of The Advisory Council of the Daytona State College Foundation Wise Program. From her birth in Bavaria, Germany to her family’s escape to Cali, Colombia, South America and finally sanctuary in the United States, Bea will tell her story of a young Jewish girl witnessing the rise of Nazism and Adolph Hitler as well as her experiences living under the Nazi regime and its effect on her family.

Suzanne Schneider
“Life as a Holocaust Survivor”

Suzanne was born in Poland, in 1937 as an only child. After Germany’s invasion of Poland Suzanne’s family was forced into the ghetto and lived under constant fear of deportation to a Nazi concentration camp. After treating the child of a local Polish woman and her mother, Suzanne’s father asked if these women would be willing to hide his wife and child in their home. The family agreed. The only place they had in their home safe from view of the outside was a chicken coup in the back of the house, where they would remain hidden for nearly a year.

Ken Tubertini
“The Jewish Resistance”“Surviving the Holocaust” 


Jewish Resistance, the real heroes of the Holocaust.

Ken Tubertini Holocaust historian. Taught Holocaust course at Vineland High School for 24 years and Graduate Holocaust Studies at The College of New Jersey and Ramapo College. I co-authored, Holocaust and Genocide, a Search for Conscience, published by ADL. I was invited guest speaker at Yeshiva University and have spent time in Israel on two occasions. I have been married to my wife Jane for 45 years and we have three children and three grandchildren. We have lived in Vineland, NJ, East Middlebury, VT, Saranac Lake, NY, and Ormond Beach, FL.

SC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony℠ enables people to ask questions that prompt real-time responses from pre-recorded video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses to genocide. The pioneering project integrates advanced filming techniques, specialized display technologies and next generation natural language processing to create an interactive biography. Now and far into the future, museumgoers, students and others can have conversational interactions with these eyewitnesses to history to learn from those who were there. The program consists of a holocaust survivor on a laptop not a hologram… and people can ask questions and the holocaust survivor on the laptop responds. The Jewish Heritage Festival program consists of a  featured Holocaust survivor, Pinchas Gutter on an interactive video so people can ask questions and the video will respond interactively.

Pinchas Gutter