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News from the 19th Floor

JFR Executive Vice President Stanlee J. Stahl

Upcoming Lectures for Yom HaShoah by JFR Executive Vice President, Stanlee Stahl

For more information about any of the following lectures, please contact us at [email protected].

Friday, May 3, 2024
Friday night Shabbat services at Temple Beth Tikvah in Wayne, NJ.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Library of Congress
, Washington, DC, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Magen David Sephardic Congregation
in Rockville, MD


Yom HaShoah starts Sunday night, May 5. Consider participating in a Yom HaShoah program in your community. For those in the NY metropolitan area, please consider attending the Annual Gathering of Remembrance on Sunday, May 5, 2024. The program, which will be held at Temple Emanu-EL New York City, 5th Avenue at 65th Street, starts at 4:00 p.m. ET. The JFR is a community partner for this important commemoration.
Click here for more information.

VE DAY – MAY 8, 2024

On May 8, 2024, we will commemorate VE Day – Victory in Europe. Please consider showing JFR’s award winning documentary Following the Footsteps of My Father. Here is a link to the documentary.

If you would like to screen the longer version of the documentary, Footsteps of My Father please email Stanlee at [email protected] and we will make it possible for you to screen the documentary. The longer version is 38 minutes in length.  For those who work with students, there is a teacher’s guide to be used with the documentary.  The Teachers Guide for “Footsteps of My Father” is available on the JFR website. Here is a link to the Teacher’s Guide.


Our 2024 Summer Institute got off to an early start!  We have been Zooming with our 2024 Lerner Fellows.  It is a great way for everyone to “meet” each other prior to arriving at the Hilton Newark Airport the end of June and to discuss topics of interest to the group.

The 2023 Summer Institute for Teachers
Stanlee Stahl and Anna Bando, Rescuer and President of the Polish Society for the Righteous - 2023 Rescuer Luncheon at POLIN in Warsaw, Poland


The JFR would like to recognize the important work of the Polish Society for the Righteous. The Society, which is head by Dr. Anna Stupnicka Bando, is based in Warsaw, Poland. Here is a link to Anna’s rescue story. For more than thirty years, the JFR has been working closely with the Polish Society for the Righteous. The Society has helped the JFR reach out to JFR-supported rescuers living in Poland and we appreciate their assistance, and we thank them for their dedication to the Righteous in Poland.

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