The official White House website published earlier today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint the young Shliach of Poway, California, Rabbi Mendel Goldstein, to be a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, a key positions in his Administration • Full Story
The United States Holocaust Memorial Council was established by Congress in 1980 to lead the nation in commemorating the Holocaust and to raise private funds for and build the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Once the Museum opened in 1993, the Council became the governing board of trustees of the Museum, an independent establishment of the United States government operating as a public-private partnership that receives some federal funding to support operations of the Museum building.
The Council, which meets twice a year, consists of 55 members appointed by the president, as well as five members each from the Senate and House of Representatives and three ex-officio members from the Departments of Education, Interior, and State. Presidential appointments serve for a five-year term; 11 members’ terms expire each year.
Because of the large size of the Council, its work is done primarily through the committee structure. The Executive Committee, which acts on behalf of the Council in between Council meetings, meets four times a year.
Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland; Marco Rubio, Florida; Bernard Sanders, Vermont; Tim Scott, South Carolina are four United States Senators that are among the members on the governing board of trustees.Earlier today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint the young Shliach of Poway, California, Rabbi Mendel Goldstein, to be a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, a key position in his Administration.