Giving Tuesday was yesterday – You Can Still Donate! 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 at 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.
The JFR began supporting Anna Butova in January 2000. She died on August 15, 2020, two days after her 92nd birthday. Over the years, we corresponded with Anna, her children, and her brother. Here is a photo of Anna taken earlier in 2020 and a letter from her family informing us of Anna’s death. Your support made it possible for Anna to spend her final years in comfort. We thank you, as does her family. May Anna’s memory be for a blessing.
Recently we received a letter and photo from Wilhelmina C. from Poland. The JFR began providing monthly financial support to Wilhelmina in April 1991. Wilhelmina turned 93 in June 2020.
Annually, each rescuer receiving JFR financial assistance is required to send proof of life documentation. This documentation includes a notarized affidavit stating that the rescuer is alive. Because of COVID-19 many of the rescuers are quarantined by their governments. As they are not leaving their homes, they are unable to provide a notarized affidavit. The solution we came up with is that each rescuer have a family member take their photo holding the daily newspaper with the date showing. Here is Rozalia W. from Poland holding a newspaper.
For a donation of $18.00 or more, you can send one of our JFR Hanukkah eCards to up to 10 email recipients. A JFR eCard is a great way to send Hanukkah wishes to friends and family while at the same time supporting the work of the JFR. Click here to send Hanukkah eCards.