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News from the 19th Floor – Alfred Lerner Fellows – November 2020

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News from the 19th Floor


This November 9-10 marks the 82nd anniversary of the violent anti-Jewish pogroms, which took place throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. On Monday, November 9, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., Stanlee Stahl, JFR’s Executive Vice President, will be presenting at the Baltimore Jewish Council’s virtual Kristallnacht program. The program will screen the JFR award-winning documentary Footsteps of My Father. The documentary tells the story of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds. Pastor Chris Edmonds, the son of Roddie Edmonds, will also participate in the program. To register, visit


The 2021 JFR Advanced Seminar will be a virtual program on Zoom.

Due to COVID-19, our application procedure has changed. Applications can be submitted electronically to [email protected]. The $25 participant fee can be paid online through the JFR website at you have been notified that you are accepted into the program. For center sign-off, please send your center director the last page of the application. Be sure your name is on the center sign-off page. Your center director should email the center sign-off page of your application directly to the JFR to [email protected]. The Advanced Seminar is for full-time teachers or Holocaust center staff.

If you were registered to attend the JFR 2020 Summer Institute for Teachers and you intend to participate in the 2021 program (the dates will be similar to those in 2020), you may apply to participate in the 2021 JFR Advanced Seminar.

Space at the Advanced Seminar is limited to 27 Lerner Fellows.  To reserve your space we must receive your application and center sign-off by Monday, November 23, 2020. The first 27 completed applications with center sign-off will be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Stanlee Stahl at [email protected].

Here is a link to the application for the Advanced Seminar.

Here is a link to the 2021 Advanced Seminar Program.

Professor Daniel Greene
Professor Sam Kassow


Mark your calendar! Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

As we give thanks this year, let us remember to thank and take care of the men and women who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust – non-Jews who refused to be passive in the face of the evil they witnessed. Now elderly and in financial need, help us to make their Christmas holiday a little brighter. Each December the JFR raises funds to send a special award to our rescuers for the purchase of food a Christmas. Our goal this year is $25,000 – help us reach this goal. Please consider making a gift of $36.00. Click here to donate now.


As you do your holiday shopping, if you place orders through Amazon, 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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