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News from the 19th Floor – Alfred Lerner Fellows – August 2021

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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 Monday night, September 6, 2021.

JFR 2021 FILM SERIES

The last two documentaries in the JFR’s 2021 Film Series will be screened on Monday evenings at 8 p.m. ET.  There is no fee to participate. Please visit JFR’s Facebook page by clicking here.

We would appreciate it if you could please share this with your family and friends and ask them to join us virtually as well.

The schedule and documentaries to be screened in August are listed below:

August 2 – “The Widow and Her Angels” (Lithuania)
August 9 – “A Survivor’s Journey: The Life of Roman Kent”

The last documentary is a tribute to Roman Kent, JFR Board President, who passed away May 21, 2021.

Vladimir Chornovol

RESCUER AWARDS

In July, awards were sent to each JFR supported rescuer.  We would like to share some of the photos and notes we received – click here to see them.  They thank you for remembering them and for making their lives easier with the financial help they receive from the JFR.

EXPLORING JFR DOCUMENTARIES AND RESCUER STORIES

As you begin 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. We continue to add rescue stories to our website.

In the documentary section you will find award-winning documentaries of rescue stories. You can 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]

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.  Please let us know your plans for your Holocaust unit.

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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