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News from the 19th Floor – Alfred Lerner Fellows – March 2018

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Purim eCards

Today is Purim. The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has “virtual Hamantaschen” for you to send for Purim! Click here to send your virtual Shalach Manot! Purim began last night and ends tonight!

2018 Haggadah Supplement

The JFR’s 2018 Haggadah Supplement features Polish rescuer, Paulina Plaksej.  The supplement is available on our website and is included in our Passover direct mail. Click here for a copy of the 2018 Haggadah Supplement.

Holocaust Rescuer Paulina Kisielewska
Paulina Plaksej
Dr. Steven Field (left), with Professor Doris Bergen, Stanlee Stahl, and Professor Ed Westermann at the 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers.

Lectures from 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers

At the 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers, the JFR taped a number of the lectures. Each month we are going to feature one lecture from a scholar who presented at the 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers. Click here to view the first lecture, given by Professor Doris Bergen. Professor Bergen presented on chapter one of How Was It Possible? A Holocaust Reader – “The Context”.

2018 Summer Institute for Teachers

The JFR 2018 Summer Institute for Teachers at Columbia University is rapidly approaching. Information on the program has been sent to each of the Holocaust Centers of Excellence. If you would like to see the twelve centers currently in the JFR program, please click here. If you know of a teacher who might be interested in attending this year’s Summer Institute, please reach out to your center.

Lerner Fellows at the 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers
Lerner Fellows at the 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers
Buchenwald Educator - JFR European Study Program

2018 European Study Program to Germany and Poland

An announcement was sent via the JFR listserv about our 2018 Study Program to Germany and Poland.  The dates of the Study Program are July 8 through July 16, 2018.  We fly to Frankfurt, and go to Bad Camberg, Speyer, Worms, Weimar, Buchenwald, Dora-Mittelbau, Celle, Bergen-Belsen, Bremen, Westerbork, and Amsterdam.  Professor Peter Hayes is our scholar for the Study Program.  If you are interested in joining us, please email Stanlee at [email protected].

JFR Traveling Exhibit on Rescue

If you are interested in having the JFR traveling exhibit Whoever Saves a Single Life…Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust at your center or other public venue in your area, please contact Stanlee at [email protected].  The exhibit opened at the United Nations and is perfect for small venues.  The exhibition consists of eight panels on four freestanding structures. Each panel narrates stories of rescue during the Holocaust, punctuated by striking images and portraits of the rescuers and survivors.

While there is a rental fee, the exhibition is free to JFR Holocaust Centers of Excellence.  The only cost would be shipping the exhibition.  The JFR fabricated two sets of the exhibition.  One set is currently traveling through Florida and the other set will be in the Georgetown Public Library, in Georgetown, Texas from March 18 through April 18, 2018.  Stanlee will be speaking in Georgetown, Texas on March 17 and 18, 2018.

Inside JFR's Traveling Exhibit on Rescue


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