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! Rosh Hashanah starts September 18, 2020.
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous has held an annual event in New York City for years. Our last benefit was November 25, 2019, and was held at the New York Public Library. The JFR honored Yolanda and Raymond Kunz with the JFR’s Recognition of Goodness Award. Due to the current situation, the JFR will not be holding its annual event this year.
If you have not already done so, please explore the JFR’s rescuer section on our website. The rescuer section contains more than 175 individual stories of rescue, which can be found by clicking here. In the documentary section you will find award-winning documentaries of rescue stories. You can view the documentaries by clicking here. The documentaries are short, between 11 and 15 minutes.
We have been speaking with Lerner Fellows throughout the summer to learn what their plans are for their Holocaust unit. As expected, plans are varied. A key factor is the length of time each teacher has to spend on the Holocaust. Some have a yearlong elective; others teach the Holocaust for five days. There is concern about how the upcoming academic year is going to play out due to COVID-19 and whether teachers will be able to devote the time they would like to teaching the Holocaust.