A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Advanced Seminar that was held in January for your flexibility in switching from an in person program to online. We modified the program slightly and everything worked. Our four scholars, Professor Lawrence Douglas, Professor Avinoam Patt, Professor Edward Westermann, and Dr. Robert Williams, were outstanding!
We are starting to plan the 2023 program. If you would like to have a specific topic or area addressed or to hear from a particular scholar, please let Stanlee know.
At the request of a Lerner Fellow, we developed a badge for use in your email signature. To copy the badge, right-click on it and save the file. We have included two versions – a full resolution version and a compressed version – please use the version that works for you. You will probably need to resize the badge to fit your email signature. If you have issues, email Stanlee at [email protected].
It is our intention to hold the 2022 Summer Institute for Teachers (SIT) in person. The program will be held at the Hilton Newark Airport. Columbia University will not be making a decision about permitting outside groups holding events on campus until May 2022, way too late for planning purposes. The SIT program is being planned, the dates are June 25 through 30, 2022. Applications for the SIT will be emailed this month.
Information on the 2022 European Study Program to Germany and Poland will be emailed in February as well. The itinerary and travel arrangements are being firmed up. This will probably be our last study program to Germany and Poland as it is currently structured. While the dates are not set, we anticipate leaving the U.S. July 2 and return on July 17, 2022.
The Study Program starts in Munich and ends in Auschwitz where we spend five nights. Professor Robert Jan van Pelt is our scholar for the program. It is possible for teachers attending the 2022 Summer Institute for Teachers to participate in the European Study Program. Please let Stanlee know if you are interested in participating in the 2022 European Study Program.
We mourn the passing of Tamara Romanova, a Righteous Gentile from St. Petersburg, Russia. Tamara died on January 17, 2022. She would have been 100 on March 22, 2022. Dr. Steven Field, JFR Board Trustee, and Stanlee Stahl, JFR Executive Vice President, visited Tamara in July 2017. The JFR started supporting Tamara in September 1999.
Consider writing a short piece about your Holocaust unit for the Lerner Fellows eNewsletter.
If you are interested, please email Stanlee at [email protected]
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous offers a set of classroom posters on the rescue of Jews by non-Jews during the Holocaust. This set conveys a crucial message: that the Righteous are not just heroes from the past, but also role models for the present. The posters underscore this idea by linking individual rescuers to character traits exemplified in their stories – traits that are well-known and within reach to young people. The posters are available in English. We have about 20 sets left. Partial sets are also available. Please contact Stanlee at [email protected] if you are interested in a partial set. At the present time we do not intend to republish the Poster Set on Rescue.
If you know of a teacher who might like a Poster Set on rescue for their classroom, click here to purchase the Poster Set.