Usher in the New Year while at the same time supporting the work of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous by sending a JFR eCard. Click here to schedule your eCards now!
May the New Year, for those who celebrate, be sweet and happy! And for those who do not celebrate, we wish you sweetness and happiness throughout the year!
The JFR mourns the loss of Holocaust survivor Mira Wexler Gutfilen on August 11, 2021, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the Holocaust, Mira and her mother were saved by the Weglowski family. In 2014, the JFR reunited Mira with Helena Weglowska and produced a documentary, “The House of Two Families,” about their story. Mira and Helena had not seen each other since 1945. Mira was a very special lady and will be missed by many. Click here to view the documentary. May Mira’s memory be a blessing.
We continue to receive emails and notes from the rescuers. Click here to see photos of the rescuers and their notes.
Consider making your gifts to the JFR a recurring gift. Whether you would like to donate monthly or quarterly, you can do this online by clicking here or call our office at 973-736-1800.
We hope you have been checking out our featured educators from across the country. Several months ago, the JFR began featuring Alfred Lerner Fellows in a new series called “Fellows in Focus.” Each week we highlight an outstanding educator! Please check out the JFR’s Facebook page to learn about a terrific teacher. Normally we feature our outstanding teachers on Wednesdays. Due to the Jewish High Holidays, some Lerner Fellows will be featured on Wednesdays and some on Thursdays. Please see the dates below.
Teachers who attend the JFR’s Summer Institute for Teachers are known as Alfred Lerner Fellows.
In September we are featuring:
Tiffany O’Shea from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Dennis Ruggiero from Atlanta, Georgia –
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Jennifer Goss from Staunton, Virginia –
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Judy Schancupp from Marietta, Georgia –
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Jennifer Brown from Cliffwood, New Jersey –
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Click here to see July’s Fellows in Focus.
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous has held an annual event in New York City for years. The JFR will not be holding its annual event this year.
Stay connected with the JFR through our Facebook page at The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, follow us on Twitter @JFRDirector, and visit us on Instagram @ jfr_photos.
If you change names, home address, telephone numbers, emails – please do let us know so we can keep your record current.