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For those who celebrate Purim, which begins March 9th, or have family or friends who celebrate, the JFR is offering a Purim eCard. For a donation of $18 or more, you can send the eCard to ten email addresses. If you have any questions about the Purim eCard, please contact the JFR office at 973.736.1800. Click here to schedule your eCards in advance.


The JFR traveling exhibit, Whoever Saves a Single Life…Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust opens at the Selby Public Library, Sarasota, Florida, on Monday, March 2, 2020. If you are in the Sarasota, Florida area, please do stop by the library to view the exhibit. The exhibit will be on display at the Selby Library through April 30, 2020. Stanlee Stahl, JFR’s Executive Vice President, opened the exhibit on Monday, March 2, 2020.

Diarama's at JFR's Traveling Exhibit on Rescue
JFR's Traveling Exhibit on Rescue.

The Book Smugglers Exhibition Opens at Holocaust Museum Houston on March 12, 2020

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous is pleased to be a “Title Sponsor” for the Holocaust Museum Houston’s new exhibition, The Book Smugglers. The exhibition will open on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 6:00 pm and is based on Professor David Fishman’s book, The Book Smugglers.  Professor Fishman will be a special guest at the opening.  The exhibition will be open from March 13, 2020, through August 16, 2020. If you are in the Houston area, please do stop by the museum to view the exhibition and to see the newly reopened museum.

If you are interested in attending the opening, which you must RSVP for, please click hereClick here for more information about the exhibition.

The JFR recommended The Book Smugglers in January 2018.  Click here to read a review of the book.


The JFR’s 2020 Haggadah Supplement features Greek rescuer, Melpomeni Gianopoulou. The supplement is available on our website by clicking here.  Melpomeni was honored at the JFR’s 2019 annual event.  Here is a link to the documentary the JFR produced featuring Melpomeni’s rescue story.

Melpomeni Gianopoulou
Melpomeni Gianopoulou


A BIG thank you to our donors who have taken the time to raise money through Facebook fundraisers! It is so appreciated! Last month a number of JFR supporters held Facebook fundraisers for the JFR.

If you have a birthday or other special occasion coming up, consider creating a Facebook fundraiser for The Jewish Foundation for the Foundation. It is a meaningful way to help spread the word about the JFR, to support the JFR, and to celebrate you!

Set up a recurring monthly donation

Consider setting up a monthly recurring credit card donation to The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous. Recurring donations helps the Foundation to better plan for its future and to continue to provide financial support to aged and needy Christian and Muslim rescuers who need our help.

Once you sign up for a monthly recurring donation, your credit card will be charged, in the amount you have chosen, on the first (or closest business day after the first – excluding Jewish holidays) of each month.

Click here to set up a monthly recurring donation now – make sure to check the box for recurring donation.

Traits Poster Series: Integrity


We have just about exhausted our supply of Poster Sets on Rescue. We have enough complete sets for this year’s new group of Alfred Lerner Fellows and a few extras. We do have incomplete sets and we are offering them at reduced cost. The cost for the complete set, with shipping is $60.00. If you are interested in purchasing an incomplete set, below is what we have left and the cost. The cost includes the number of posters indicated and shipping. The Teacher’s Guide for the Poster Set on Rescuer will have to be downloaded. We also have a large number of “Integrity”
posters left.  We are exploring how we can mail one poster at a reasonable cost. Please email Stanlee at [email protected]. If you would like to order one of the complete or incomplete sets. Posters sets must be paid for by check.

Number of Posters in the Set – Cost
7 posters – $45
6 posters – $40
4 posters – $35
3 posters – $25

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