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JFR Dinner, Monday, December 3, 2018

The JFR will be holding its annual dinner on Monday, December 3, 2018, at The New York Public Library, in Manhattan. The focus of the dinner will be a special screening of the JFR’s award winning documentary, Footsteps of My Father. Several of the Jewish POWs saved by Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds will be at the dinner as will the granddaughters of Roddie Edmonds.

For more information about the dinner, please click here.

2018 Robert I. Goldman Award

The 2018 Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education will be presented to Maureen Carter (2004 Lerner Fellow).  Maureen is the K-12 Holocaust Education Program Planner, Teaching and Learning Coordinator for the Palm Beach County School District, Florida. Maureen’s Center of Excellence is inSight Through Education, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The award will be presented to Maureen at the 2018 JFR Dinner in New York City, on December 3, 2018.

Congratulations Maureen!

Maureen Carter
Joanna Garsztka, POLIN, and Stanlee Stahl
Stanlee with POLIN education staff, Kasia and Monika
Marek Kies, Alfred Lerner Fellow (2014), and Stanlee Stahl

JFR Co-Sponsors Teacher Education Program with the U.S. Embassy and POLIN

On October 25-27, 2018, the JFR co-sponsored a major teacher education program with the U.S. Embassy and POLIN, Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The three-day program, “How to talk about the Righteous?” was the theme of the conference.  Stanlee gave the keynote presentation on Friday, October 26 on how we teach to the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust in the United States.  More than 350 teachers from across Poland attended the conference. The conference was opened by a number of dignitaries including, US Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher and Israeli Ambassador Anna Azari. It was great seeing and reconnecting with so many of our Polish Lerner Fellows!

Meeting with Staff from the Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor

While in Warsaw, Poland, Stanlee Stahl met with the staff of the Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor. Stanlee was invited to address the staff of the Institute on the work of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.

Mateusz Falkowski, Stanlee Stahl, Eryk Habowski, Pilecki Institute


The JFR is pleased to be part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) this year.  The CFC is the Federal government’s workplace charity campaign and covers all civilian, postal, and military employees. The CFC’s campaign season is September 1st through December 15th. If you know someone who works for the Federal government, the U.S. military, or the U.S. Postal Service, please ask them to consider selecting the JFR as the recipient of their gift. The JFR’s CFC number 10744.


Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift. Please check with your employer to see if your company matches.


If you change names, home address, telephone numbers, emails – please do let us know so we can keep your record current.


If you place orders through Amazon, please consider ordering through AmazonSmile and indicate the JFR as your charity. The JFR receives a small portion of the proceeds from every sale made through AmazonSmile when you specify the JFR as your charity.

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