Last month we wrote about our Christmas awards for the rescuers. In November/December 2022, the JFR sent each JFR supported Righteous Gentile a special award of $3,000 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.
Friday, January 27, 2023, was International Holocaust Commemoration Day. We received these photos from the Polish Society for the Righteous. We thought we would share them with you.
Our Advanced Seminar was held over Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. We welcomed 21 Alfred Lerner Fellows from across the country. Our four scholars, Dr. Nicholas Coddington; Professor Peter Hayes, Professor Paul Hanebrink, and Professor Jeffrey Veidlinger, were outstanding! The book we are recommending this month was one of the assigned readings at the Advanced Seminar.
Click here to see the photo gallery.
We mourn the passing of Michael Marrus, a globally renowned Holocaust scholar, on December 23, 2022. Michael was a good friend of the JFR and gave the keynote lecture at the JFR’s first Summer Institute in June 2000. Michael lectured at the SIT for years. May Michael’s memory be a blessing. Here is a link to his obituary.
We are in the process of finalizing our plans for our Summer Institute for Teachers (SIT) and our European Study Program to Germany and Poland. We have an outstanding group of Holocaust scholars presenting at the SIT and Professor Robert Jan van Pelt will be our scholar-in-residence for our European Study Program.
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
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