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News from the 19th Floor – Alfred Lerner Fellows – August 2020

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Florida Lerner Fellows, Maureen Carter and Bogdan Paraschivoiu, in Bogdan's classroom.

PLANNING FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

We have been speaking with Lerner Fellows throughout the summer to learn what their plans are for their Holocaust unit. As expected, plans are varied.  A key factor is the length of time each teacher has to spend on the Holocaust.  Some have a yearlong elective; others teach the Holocaust for five days.  There is concern about how the upcoming academic year is going to play out due to COVID-19 and whether teachers will be able to devote the time they would like to teaching the Holocaust.  Please let us know your plans for your Holocaust unit.

EXPLORING JFR DOCUMENTARIES AND RESCUER STORIES

As you being to plan your Holocaust unit, if you have not already done so, please explore the JFR’s rescuer section on our website.  The rescuer section contains more than 175 individual stories of rescue, which can be found by clicking here. In the documentary section you will find award-winning documentaries of rescue stories.  You cam view the documentaries by clicking here. The documentaries are short, between 11 and 15 minutes, and are perfect for a classroom period. If you would like additional information on either the rescue stories or the documentaries, please reach out to Stanlee at [email protected]

Helena Weglowska and Mira Wexler Gutfilen
Jewish New Year eCard

JEWISH NEW YEAR ECARDS

Usher in the New Year while at the same time supporting the work of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous by sending a JFR eCard. Click here to schedule your eCards now! Rosh Hashanah starts September 18, 2020.

SHOP ON AMAZONSMILE AND SUPPORT THE JFR

As you do your back-to-school shopping, 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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