The JFR Documentary, “Footsteps of My Father”, was selected as the Best Short Documentary at the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival. This award also includes Oscar qualifying status for the 2020 Academy Awards. We thank the Cleveland International Film Festival for including the JFR documentary in its 43rd Film Festival.
The New Jersey Jewish Film Festival awarded “Footsteps of My Father” Best Documentary at its Film Festival this past April. We would like to thank the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival for screening the documentary and the College of Saint Elizabeth for serving as the venue for the screening. A big thank you to Pastor Chris Edmonds for attending the screening and leading a discussion and Q&A after the screening.
Stanlee Stahl will be the Yom HaShoah speaker at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL, on Wednesday evening, May 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Stanlee will also be the Yom HaShoah speaker for the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Scranton JCC on Thursday evening May 2, 2019. The program will be held at the Scranton JCC and begins at 7:00 p.m.
The documentary will be screened in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday, June 2, 2019, as part of the Jewish Cultural Festival. The screening will be at Temple Israel and Pastor Edmonds will speak following the screening.
If you are in Highland Park, IL or Scranton, PA, please do come to the program. Both programs are open to the public.
Thank you to everybody who participated in our fundraiser on April 14, 2019, to support Holocaust education. We met our goal! Because of your generosity, the JFR is able to extend the Summer Institute for Teachers to enable all of this year’s teachers to tour the “Auschwitz Exhibition – Not Long ago – Not Far Away” with Professor Robert Jan van Pelt, the curator of the exhibition. The exhibition is coming to New York City on May 8, 2019, and will be housed at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The JFR is excited about giving the twenty-seven teachers participating in the 2019 Summer Institute for Teachers this special opportunity.
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