The Maxine Cohen For Hope For Humanity Educator Award


Awarded to a K-12 educator who has demonstrated the moral courage of an Upstander in defiance of prejudice and discrimination, and in support of humanity.

Since 1975, Maxine Cohen has spearheaded Holocaust education in San Antonio and south Texas. A longtime leader in the San Antonio Jewish community, she pioneered an educational model that was one of the earliest in the United States to teach about the Shoah. She developed an approach to an understanding of the Holocaust that challenges students to think critically about the choices that they make in their lives, and about what kind of society they want to have in our country. In both her professional and personal life Maxine has demonstrated her passionate belief in the importance of civic engagement in our democratic society.

All nominations due by January 24th, 2020. To be presented at the For Hope for Humanity Gala, March 25, 2020. Submit nominations to or mail to 12500 NW Military Hwy, Ste. 200, San Antonio, Texas 78231.

Application Here

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio is a program of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio. 


For sponsorship inquiries, please contact:

Ronit Sherwin, CEO Jewish Federation of San Antonio | 210.302.6961


For other inquiries regarding the 2020 For Hope For Humanity Benefit, please contact:

Eva Laporte, Director of Communications & Engagement | 210.302.6965