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FOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER ACCEPTED AT THREE FILM FESTIVALS

The JFR’s documentary, Footsteps of My Father, was accepted at three film festivals. The California premiere of the documentary will be at the Coronado Island Film Festival, San Diego, CA, on Monday, November 11, 2019.

The South Carolina Jewish Film Festival has also accepted the documentary and will be screening Footsteps of My Father also on Monday, November 11, 2019.  This will be the South Carolina premiere of the documentary.  Monday, November 11 is Veterans Day and a perfect day to feature this documentary.

The DUMBO Film Festival, New York City, has accepted the documentary.  As we get closer to these film festivals, we will provide additional information.

BRINGING FOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER TO YOUR COMMUNITY

If you would like to bring Footsteps of My Father to your community, there is a form on our website for you to complete and submit.  If you are going to use the documentary for educational purposes and not as a fundraiser, we will send you a link that will be password protected for the time you indicate you would like to show the documentary.  The link and password will be good for two weeks.  Please click here for the form.

If you would like to bring the documentary for a fundraiser or for a film festival, there will be a screening charge.

Footsteps of My Father

TEACHERS’S GUIDE – FOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER

Our study guide that accompanies the documentary is nearing completion.  I would like to thank Amy McDonald (Alfred Lerner Fellow 2011 from Birmingham, AL) for bringing the “Resource for Teachers” to completion.

VISITING RESCUERS IN BUDAPEST

After our Study Program ended in Vienna (see article below), several members of the group traveled to Budapest. While in Budapest, we met with three Righteous Gentiles supported by the JFR.  It was wonderful to catch up with the three ladies we visited.  The last time Stanlee had visited with them was 10 years ago.

One of the rescuers, Aunt Katy as she calls herself, is featured in this month’s e-newsletter. When Stanlee last visited Aunt Katy in 2009, she did not have indoor plumbing.  She had to walk outside to access a communal bathroom.  Aunt Katy’s apartment is entered through an outdoor walkway.  As a result of receiving financial support from the JFR, Aunt Katy now has her own bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower!  She no longer has to walk outside in the cold and rain.

Stanlee Stahl with Aunt Katy and her Yad Vashem Diploma.
Aunt Katy's Bathroom
European Study Program participants at the Nuremberg Exhibition with Rebecca Weiss from the Memorium Nuremberg Trials.

2019 EUROPEAN STUDY PROGRAM

The JFR’s European Study Program to Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria was both exceptional and exhausting. The design and flow of the study program provided each of us the opportunity to explore and understand different aspects of the Holocaust in greater depth.  It was wonderful to have Professor Robert Jan van Pelt back as our scholar-in-residence.  If you would like to read about the 2019 European Study Program, please click hereClick here to see the photo gallery.

JEWISH NEW YEAR ECARDS

Usher in the New Year while at the same time supporting the work of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous by sending a JFR eCard. Click here to schedule your eCards now!

Jewish New Year eCard
Jackson Edwards

JFR 2019 HIGH SCHOOL INTERN

We are delighted to welcome to the JFR our high school intern, Jackson Edwards. Jackson is a rising senior at West Orange High School.  Jackson applied and received the Kent Internship. Jackson has a 4.6 GPA out of a 4.0 system – he received additional credit for taking Advanced Placement courses. Jackson will be with the JFR through his senior year in high school.

SHOP ON AMAZONSMILE AND SUPPORT THE JFR

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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