- Voices of Descendants
- HELEN ROSEN
DESCENDANT BRIEF BIOGRAPHY By HELEN ROSEN
Helen Rosen has been in the forefront of Holocaust education in Bridgewater Raritan School District where she has taught Social Studies and Language Arts Literacy at the intermediate school level for over three decades. As a second-generation descendant, she has brought the Holocaust Commission’s mandate to her district by co-writing Holocaust curriculum, providing opportunities for fellow educators by implementing and presenting teacher training workshops, and teaching Holocaust awareness to her students.
A long-time member of the Advisory and Educator Boards at the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College, Helen has played a major role in the Learning Through Experience programs for middle and high school students. She has traveled with the New Jersey State Department of Education’s Holocaust Commission to the various concentration camp sites and has studied at the International School of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. As a second-generation survivor, Helen was interviewed for Harry Hillard’s film Ripples in Time.
Helen also has been a leader in the Jewish community. She has served as chairperson of the Jewish Federation of Hunterdon, Warren and Somerset Counties Community Relations Council. In addition, she has served as sisterhood president and then as synagogue president of Temple Sholom, in Bridgewater, New Jersey in the 1990s. In retirement, Helen enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Steven, their two daughters, Robyn and Jessica, sons-in-law Adam and Seth, and five grandchildren, Matthew, Morgan, Zachary, Abigail, and Madelyn.
Sources and Credits:
Credits: Testimony by Helen Rosen; Digital and historic family photos donated by Helen Rosen.