Helping Holocaust Survivors is Topic of LSC-Montgomery’s Lyceum Event

Published on: March 25, 2013

When David Gottlieb was 16 years old, he joined other American volunteers to help shepherd the way for thousands of Holocaust survivors on their way to Palestine. Gottlieb's courageous story is the focus of the next Lyceum Speaker Series at Lone Star College-Montgomery, scheduled for Thursday, April 11, at noon in the Music Hall (Building H).

The title of Gottlieb's presentation, "The Power of One Can Make a World of Difference," emphasizes the impact that one person can have if they commit themselves to reaching out to those in need.

Dr. Gottleib
Dr. David Gottlieb is the upcoming presenter at Lone Star College-Montgomery's Lyceum Speaker Series on April 11.

"I served as a crew member who challenged the British Navy in running through their blockade of the Port of Haifa and brought some 32,000 survivors to their Jewish homeland," said Gottlieb, who currently serves as vice president of strategic relations at Woodforest National Bank in The Woodlands. "I will explore what lessons were learned, where our world leaders were when this horrendous murder over 8 million innocent people took place, and whether or not it could happen again."

In November 2010, the Israel Ministry of Defense awarded him the Israel Warriors Decoration for being a former crew member on the Josiah Wedgwood, a ship that transported more than a thousand Holocaust survivors from Europe to Palestine. From 1995 to 2002, Gottlieb was president and later chief executive officer of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. He was also instrumental in developing the Musical Score Program, an initiative for low-income children from Harris and Montgomery counties, and established volunteer and scholarship programs at the Pavilion.

The presentation is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided, and a meet-and-greet reception will start at 11:30 a.m. in the same location.

The Lyceum Speaker Series at LSC-Montgomery provides a variety of free lectures throughout the fall and spring semesters that are based on sociological, historical, economical, political, psychological, and spiritual views. All students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members, are invited to attend any Lyceum event throughout the year.

For more information about the Lyceum Speaker Series, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/lyceum-montgomery, or contact Linda Woodward, associate professor of art and co-chair of the Lyceum Speaker Series, at (936) 273-7228 or Linda.Woodward@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.