Mark your calendar! Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, November 28, 2023.
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 November and December the JFR raises funds to send a special award to our rescuers for the purchase of food at Christmas. Our goal this year is $25,000 – help us reach this goal. Please consider making a gift of $36.00 or more. Click here to donate now.
Sunday, November 12, Stanlee Stahl will be Speaking at The Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, NJ Fall Event
On Sunday, November 12, Stanlee will speak at the Fall Event of the JFS. The program, which begins at 5:00 p.m., will be held at the Shimon & Sara Birnbaum JCC in Bridgewater, NJ. Tickets are required. Please email Shaina Sherman at [email protected] if you are interested in attending.
Thursday, November 9, 2023 – inSIGHT Through Education, Palm Beach County, FL
inSIGHT Through Education, one of the JFR’s Holocaust Centers of Excellence, in conjunction with Temple Shaarei Shalom and the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews, is featuring Pastor Chris Edmonds, the son of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds. The program will be held at Temple Shaarei Shalom in Boynton Beach, FL. The program, which is open to the community, will include a screening of the JFR award-winning documentary “Footsteps of My Father.” A dessert reception will follow the program. There is no charge for the program; however, pre-registration is required. Click here to register.
Friday, November 10, 2023 – INSIGHT Through Education, Palm Beach County, FL – Paster Edmonds will be speaking at two Palm County Schools, a high school in the morning and a middle school in the afternoon. These events are not open to the public.
Saturday, November 11, 2023, Pastor Edmonds will be the keynote speaker for the American Legion’s Veterans Day Program in Royal Palm Beach, FL. This event is open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. – Lord Daniel Finkelstein in Conversation with Debórah Dwork at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York City.
The Wiener Holocaust Library, located in London, United Kingdom, is hosting this event in conjunction with the Center for Jewish History. This event marks the publication of Lord Daniel Finkelstein’s “Two Roads Home: Hitler, Stalin, and the Miraculous Survival of My Family.” Click here to RSVP.
Kazimierz Kalwinski, a Righteous Gentile from Poland, passed away on October 13, 2023, at the age of 96. Kazimierz was recognized by Yad Vashem in 1988. During the war, Kazimierz, his parents Katarzyna and Wojciech, and three younger siblings, lived outside of Lwow, then Poland, now Ukraine. The family hid twenty-four Jews in an earthen bunker under their stable. Kazimierz often slept in the stable to guard the entrance to the bunker where the Jews were hiding. They all survived the war. After the war, the Kalwinski family moved to an area within the new borders of Poland.
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The JFR is part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – the Federal government’s workplace charity campaign and covers all civilian, postal, and military employees. The CFC’s campaign season is September 1, 2023, through January 15, 2024. If you know of 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.