Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission

9 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

Agency #: 808 P.O. Box 12276Austin, TX 78711-2276


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair Kenneth "Kenny" Goldberg Dallas, 02-01-2029
Commissioner(s) Jeffrey Beck Dallas, 02-01-2029
Adam Blum Austin, 02-01-2027
Lucy Taus Katz Austin, 02-01-2025
Cara Mendelsohn 02-01-2027
Ira Mitzner Houston, 02-01-2027
Providence U. Nkurunziza Fort Worth, 02-01-2025
Sandra H. Parker San Antonio, 02-01-2025
Jay S. Zeidman Houston, 02-01-2029


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Joy Nathan (512) 463-8815
Regional Coordinator/Grants Cheyanne Perkins (512) 463-5674
State Coordinator/Education J.E. Wolfson, PhD (512) 936-2547
Regional Coordinator/Communications Arielle Epstein (512) 463-7998
Executive Assistant Elizabeth Langford, MMSt (512) 463-2733
Regional Coordinator/Volunteers Lauren Fryer (512) 463-0783


The advisory commission shall conduct a study on antisemitism in the state, provide assistance to schools, and meet with appropriate representatives of public and private organizations to provide information in addition to various education duties around the state.

Subject to HB 3257, the name of the Commission changed to the: Texas Holocaust, Genocide and Antisemitism Advisory Commission, and the list of Commissioners, changed September 1, 2021.
The commission is an advisory commission to the Texas Historical Commission.