Culmination of the NEXT GENERATIONS Showcase Series in March is One for the Books

A virtual discussion and a live brunch exploring literary works are offered by the Holocaust Learning Experience presented by MorseLife NEXT GENERATIONS

Sally Levine

Greta Brewer


The 2022/23 NEXT GENERATIONS Showcase Series comes to a spirited conclusion in March with two thought provoking discussions about literary works.

The series offered by the Holocaust Learning Experience presented by MorseLife NEXT GENERATIONS is planned by Dr. Helen Chaset, the daughter of two Holocaust Survivors, and features first-hand accounts by Survivors and presentations by experts to explore Holocaust history and the ways in which bigotry and hatred undermine the foundation of society.

“The Showcase Series has been a wonderful success this season bringing together Survivors, their descendants and others with an interest in the Holocaust and the lessons it offers for today,” said Leigh Routman, Executive Director of the Holocaust Learning Experience. “We are crowning the series in March with the same popular mix of virtual events and in person gatherings.”

Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff and Sally N. Levine share a comprehensive and thorough review of the best of Holocaust literature as well as recommendations for Survivors and their descendants in Reading the Holocaust: The Power of Literature presented in a free virtual event on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m.

In 1941, as a small child in Kosice Slovakia, Dr. Kassenoff fled the Nazis with her parents and infant brother. A frequent speaker and presenter on Holocaust education at conferences and workshops nationwide, Dr. Kassenoff is the education specialist for Holocaust Studies for Miami-Dade County Public Schools and an appointee to the Florida Education Commissioner’s Task Force.

Sally N. Levine is the Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, a non-partisan, secular state agency that strives to preserve and publicize Holocaust memory. Previously, she served as the Specialist for Teacher and Curriculum Development at the Breman Museum in Atlanta. In addition, she has been a Regional Educator for the Unites States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., where she completed her Museum Teacher Fellowship.

The 2022-23 Showcase series concludes with Bagels and Books with Greta Brewer on Friday, March 31 at 11 a.m. Brewer leads a lively discussion of This Magnificent Dappled Sea by David Biro that will be offered with brunch at Boca West Country Club Golf & Activities Center Fazio Room. Admission is $25 and limited seating is available.

Biro has written an unforgettable novel about connections over time, through war and displacement, with life-affirming twists of fate that change the lives of two strangers. This novel poses questions about identity and the ties that bind all humankind together.

A former board member and past vice-president of education of NEXT GENERATIONS, Brewer has led the organization’s enlightening and entertaining annual book and film discussions for the past 15 years. She received her undergraduate degree in French and her graduate degree in Comparative Literature.

Reservations are required for the virtual program and tickets for the closing event must be purchased by March 22 at