The JFR will be holding its annual dinner on Monday, December 3, 2018, at The New York Public Library, in Manhattan. The focus of the dinner will be a special screening of the JFR’s award winning documentary, Footsteps of My Father. Several of the Jewish POWs saved by Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds will be at the dinner as will the granddaughters of Roddie Edmonds.
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The 2018 Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education will be presented to Maureen Carter (2004 Lerner Fellow). Maureen is the K-12 Holocaust Education Program Planner, Teaching and Learning Coordinator for the Palm Beach County School District, Florida. Maureen’s Center of Excellence is inSight Through Education, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The award will be presented to Maureen at the 2018 JFR Dinner in New York City, on December 3, 2018.
On October 25-27, 2018, the JFR co-sponsored a major teacher education program with the U.S. Embassy and POLIN, Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The three-day program, “How to talk about the Righteous?” was the theme of the conference. Stanlee gave the keynote presentation on Friday, October 26 on how we teach to the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust in the United States. More than 350 teachers from across Poland attended the conference. The conference was opened by a number of dignitaries including, US Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher and Israeli Ambassador Anna Azari. It was great seeing and reconnecting with so many of our Polish Lerner Fellows!
The 2019 European Study Program will be to Munich, Nuremberg, Prague, Linz, and Vienna, Austria. Professor Robert Jan van Pelt will be the scholar for the program. While dates have not been finalized, we believe the program will start on July 9, with participants flying to Munich, Germany, and returning to the United States on either July 15 or 16 from Vienna. Our itinerary includes the Documentation Centers in Munich and Nuremberg. We will visit three camps – Theresienstadt, Flossenburg, and Mauthausen. We will meet with educators and researchers. If you are interested in joining us in July 2019, please email Stanlee at [email protected].
The 2019 Advanced Seminar is closed. We will start planning the 2020 program shortly. If you would like to have a specific topic or area addressed or to hear from a particular scholar, please let Stanlee know.
While in Warsaw, Poland, Stanlee Stahl met with the staff of the Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor. Stanlee was invited to address the staff of the Institute on the work of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.
The JFR is pleased to be part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) this year. The CFC is the Federal government’s workplace charity campaign and covers all civilian, postal, and military employees. The CFC’s campaign season is September 1st through December 15th. If you know someone who works for the Federal government, the U.S. military, or the U.S. Postal Service, please ask them to consider selecting the JFR as the recipient of their gift. The JFR’s CFC number 10744.
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