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News from the 19th Floor – At the JFR – August 2021

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Jewish New Year eCard

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! Rosh Hashanah starts Monday night, September 6, 2021.

RESCUER AWARDS

In July, awards were sent to each JFR supported rescuer.  We would like to share some of the photos and notes we received – click here to see them.  They thank you for remembering them and for making their lives easier with the financial help they receive from the JFR.

Vladimir Chornovol

JFR 2021 FILM SERIES

The last two documentaries in the JFR’s 2021 Film Series will be screened on Monday evenings at 8 p.m. ET.  There is no fee to participate. Please visit JFR’s Facebook page by clicking here.

We would appreciate it if you could please share this with your family and friends and ask them to join us virtually as well.

The schedule and documentaries to be screened in August are listed below:

August 2 – “The Widow and Her Angels” (Lithuania)
August 9 – “A Survivor’s Journey: The Life of Roman Kent”

The last documentary is a tribute to Roman Kent, JFR Board President, who passed away May 21, 2021.

EXPLORING JFR DOCUMENTARIES AND RESCUER STORIES

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. We continue to add rescue stories to our website.

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.

FELLOWS IN FOCUS

We hope you have been checking out our featured educators from across the country.  Several months ago, the JFR began featuring Alfred Lerner Fellows in a new series called “Fellows in Focus.”  Each Wednesday we highlight an outstanding educator!  Please check out the JFR’s Facebook page on Wednesday to learn about a terrific teacher.

Teachers who attend the JFR’s Summer Institute for Teachers are known as Alfred Lerner Fellows.

In August we are featuring:

Jim Lucott from Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania – August 4, 2021
Beth Passner from Jamestown, New Jersey – August 11, 2021
Nicholas Haberman from Allison Park, Pennsylvania – August 18, 2021
Sandy Lopater from Lake Worth, Florida – August 25, 2021

Click here to see July’s Fellows in Focus.

SHOP ON AMAZONSMILE AND SUPPORT THE JFR

As you do your back-to-school and other shopping, 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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