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News from the 19th Floor – At the JFR – November 2017

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News from the 19th Floor

Stanlee Stahl, Professor Peter Hayes, and Beata Pisarczyk-Zabiciel, JFR Alfred Lerner Fellow.
Professor Peter Hayes at the conference.
Grazyna Dawidowicz, JFR Alfred Lerner Fellow 2009, Wojciech Dutka, JFR Alfred Lerner Fellow 2014, and Stanlee Stahl.

“Teaching About Genocide”

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) was one of the co-sponsors of a major teacher seminar held at POLIN, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, October 8 and 9, 2017, in Warsaw, Poland. The program, organized by the education department of POLIN, attracted some 300 teachers from across Poland. The seminar addressed teaching the Holocaust.

The JFR brought Professor Emeritus Peter Hayes, from Northwestern, to give the keynote lecture on Monday, October 9, 2017. Professor Hayes presented on “New Answers to Old Questions about the Holocaust”.

A number of Alfred Lerner Fellows from Poland attended the program. It was great to reconnect!

Giving Tuesday

As we give thanks this year, let us remember to thank and take care of the men and women who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust – non-Jews who refused to be passive in the face of the evil they witnessed.  Now elderly and in financial need, help us to make their Christmas holiday a little brighter. Each December the JFR raises funds to send a special award to our rescuers for the purchase of food at Christmas. Our goal this year is $25,000 – help us reach this goal.  Please consider making a gift of $36.00. Click here to donate now.


The JFR is pleased to be part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) this year. The CFC is the Federal government’s workplace charity campaign and covers all civilian, postal, and military employees. The CFC’s campaign season is September 1st through December 15th. If you know of someone who works for the Federal government, the U.S. military, or the U.S. Postal Service, please ask them to consider selecting the JFR as the recipient of their gift. The JFR’s CFC number is 10744.

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If you place orders through Amazon, please consider ordering through AmazonSmile and indicate the JFR as your charity. The JFR receives a small portion of the proceeds from every sale made through AmazonSmile when you specify the JFR as your charity.

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