Meet the Team
Director, Holocaust Resource Center
Dr. Adara Goldberg is the Director of the Holocaust Resource Center and Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship at Kean University (Union, NJ). Since earning her doctorate in Holocaust History at Clark University (2012), Dr. Goldberg has held an Azrieli Foundation fellowship at fellowship at Hebrew University, a Post-doc fellowship at Stockton University, and served as education director for the Vancouver Holocaust Education Center. Recipient of the Marsid Foundation Prize at the 2016 Western Canada Jewish Book Awards, Dr. Goldberg’s book, Holocaust Survivors in Canada: Exclusion, Inclusion, Transformation, 1947–1955 (2015), represented the first comprehensive analysis of the resettlement and integration experiences of 35,000 Holocaust survivors and their families in postwar Canada. Recent contributions include: "Making Present the Past: Canada's St. Louis Apology and Canadian Jewry's Pursuit of Justice," in Kuehne and Rein, eds., Agency and the Holocaust: Essays in Honor of Debórah Dwork (2020), and “‘He’ll make a good companion for my son:’ War Orphan Adoption in Postwar Canada,” in Kangisser Cohen and Ofer, eds., Starting Anew: The Rehabilitation of Child Survivors of the Holocaust in the Early Postwar Years (2020). She has also contributed to the publications Never Far Apart (2015) and Too Many Goodbyes: The Diaries of Susan Garfield (2019), and edited the memoir, Always Remember Who You Are (2017). Dr. Goldberg served as a consultant for the Azrieli Foundation, and is a featured historian for the Montreal Holocaust Museum virtual exhibition, Building New Lives. Her current research projects explore the phenomenon of post-genocidal familial reconstruction, and the role of national apologies in collective memory.
Managing Assistant Director, Holocaust Resource Center
Sarah Coykendall is the Managing Assistant Director of the Holocaust Resource Center and Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship, where she also received her M.A. (2018) in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Her research examines the Holocaust using the historical and personal consciousness of third generation American-Jewish millennials. She attended the Leo Baeck Summer University for Jewish Studies at the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin. She was a student of German Language at the Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg. She interned at the Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance and Education and previously worked as the Assistant to the Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Kean University.
Graduate Assistant, Holocaust Resource Center
Bridget Stephanie Hernandez, M.Ed. Graduate assistant for the Holocaust Resource Center. From Arlington, VA, raised in Charlotte, NC with a diverse family background who comes from Brazil and Latin America. Fluently speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Transferred into Kean University School of Public Architecture Michael Graves College to finish her Master of Architecture in Fall 2020. Currently holds a Master of Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). Experienced with a demonstrated history of working in the Secondary/Adult higher education industry as an Instructor and Administrator Assistant since 2013. During her free time she likes to travel and manage musical performances; serving as Executive Producer and artist manager for the musical band “Ele & Sarai”. Have been recognized with several publications and awards: including “Instructor of the Year” in 2018 and featured alongside “Ele & Sarai” in a Brazilian magazine publication for “Revista Revival" in 2018.