Last month we wrote about our Christmas awards for the rescuers. In November/December 2021, the JFR sent each JFR supported Righteous Gentile a special award of $2,500 for the purchase of food during the Christmas holiday season, for home heating fuel, and for medications. Here is a link to several thank you letters from rescuers. We thank you for helping to make the holidays a little brighter for the rescuers.
We continue to receive requests from teachers, community organizations, senior centers, and synagogues to screen the JFR’s award winning documentary “Footsteps of My Father.” If you are interested in screening the documentary for your class, school, organization, synagogue, and JCC, here is a link to request form. If the event is not a fund raiser, there is no charge for screening the documentary.
The Teachers Guide for “Footsteps of My Father” is now available on the JFR website. Here is a link to the Teacher’s Guide.
JFR’s initial documentary on Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, “Following the Footsteps of my Father” is now available on the JFR website. This documentary is 14 minutes, 23 seconds in length. Please click here to view the documentary.
We appreciate the flexibility of our Lerner Fellows and scholars as we switched from an in person program to online. We modified the program slightly and everything worked. Our four scholars, Professor Lawrence Douglas, Professor Avinoam Patt, Professor Edward Westermann, and Dr. Robert Williams, were outstanding! We would like to thank the Claims Conference for their support of the program.
We mourn the passing of Tamara Romanova, a Righteous Gentile from St. Petersburg, Russia. Tamara died on January 17, 2022. She would have been 100 on March 22, 2022. Dr. Steven Field, JFR Board Trustee, and Stanlee Stahl, JFR Executive Vice President, visited Tamara in July 2017. The JFR started supporting Tamara in September 1999.
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous offers a set of classroom posters on the rescue of Jews by non-Jews during the Holocaust. This set conveys a crucial message: that the Righteous are not just heroes from the past, but also role models for the present. The posters underscore this idea by linking individual rescuers to character traits exemplified in their stories – traits that are known and within reach to young people. There are about 20 complete poster sets left. Partial sets are also available, please contact Stanlee Stahl at [email protected] if you are interested in a partial set.
If you know of a teacher who might like a Poster Set on rescue for their classroom, click here to purchase the Poster Set.
We hope you have been checking out our featured educators from across the country. Last year, 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 February we are featuring:
Sue Kenney from Township of Washington, NJ – February 2
Caroline DeWyngaert from Rumson, NJ – February 9
Ginni Stickney from Greensboro, NC – February 16
Hashim Davis from Mineral, VA – February 23
Click here to see January’s Fellows in Focus.
It seems that a number of our supporters did not realize we moved from New York City to New Jersey. We moved in June 2018. Here is our current address and telephone number – please update your records.
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous
80 Main Street, Suite 380
West Orange, NJ 07052-5438
973-736-1800 – telephone
973-736-1119 – fax