The 2023 Summer Institute for Teachers (SIT) was terrific! I would like to thank our 2023 Alfred Lerner Fellows – there are 28 – and our scholars for making this year’s SIT the success that it was.
The 2023 Summer Institute was held at the Hilton Newark Airport. The five days we spent together was academically stimulating, exciting, and challenging. We are proud to welcome a group of gifted, talented, and committed educators to the program.
Our scholars this year were, in order of their lecture – Doris Bergen, Benjamin Carter Hett, Avinoam Patt; Rebecca Erbelding, Peter Hayes, Lawrence Douglas, Steven Field, Edward Westermann, Robert Jan van Pelt, Alexandra Zapruder, and Paul Salmons. JFR’s Executive Vice President, Stanlee Stahl, presented on rescue. The text for the Summer Institute is, How Was it Possible? A Holocaust Reader by Peter Hayes.
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Avinoam Patt and Edward Westermann at the 2023 Summer Institute for Teachers
Dr. Steven Field Lecturing at the 2023 Summer Institute for Teachers
The JFR will be sending awards to rescuers at the end of July. The JFR sends funds three times during the year – March, July, and November. Funds are sent after the JFR receives proof-of-life documentation from each rescuer receiving financial assistance from the JFR. Proof-of-life documents are due into the JFR office July 1st. Funds are not sent until these forms, which includes a notarized affidavit stating that the person is alive, are received. We continue to remain in contact with rescuers in Ukraine.
Valentin Mamchenko, a Righteous Gentile from Ukraine, passed away at the end of May, at the age of 91. May Mr. Mamchenko’s memory be a blessing. Click here to read his story.