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Rosh Hashanah starts Sunday night, September 25, 2022.
It’s back to school for our teachers across the country, known as Alfred Lerner Fellows. We are looking forward to working with and learning alongside these wonderful educators this school year. We are excited to launch two new education programs at the end of this year: the Schulweis Fellowship Program and How Was it Possible? A Holocaust Curriculum For and By Teachers™. Please stay tuned for more information on these two upcoming programs.
Stanislaw Wrobel, a Righteous Gentile from Poland, passed away on August 4, 2022, at the age of 102. Stanisław and his parents, Stanisław and Karolina Wróbel sheltered Jakób and Sara Frenkiel, their son Hershel (born 1936), and Bella Rosenberg, Sara’s sister, from November 22, 1942 until January 18, 1945. At the time of his death, Stanislaw was the JFR’s oldest living rescuer. The JFR began funding Stanislaw in June 1989. May Mr. Wrobel’s memory be a blessing.
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We hope you have been checking out our featured educators from across the country. Last year, the JFR began featuring Alfred Lerner Fellows in a new series called “Fellows in Focus.” The first and third Wednesday of the month we highlight an outstanding educator! Please check out the JFR’s Facebook page to learn about terrific teachers.
Teachers who attend the JFR’s Summer Institute for Teachers are known as Alfred Lerner Fellows.
In September we are featuring:
Darren Babnew from Galloway, NJ – September 3, 2022
Amy Frake from Houston, TX – September 17, 2022
Click here to see August’s Fellows in Focus.
We received a request from the USC’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research, and the Arolsen Archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany to pass on information regarding a multi-institutional research project which aims to gather, analyze, and publish photos of Nazi mass deportations of Jews, Romani people and people with disabilities from the German Reich between 1938 and 1945. Click here for more information.
If you are a middle or high school educator and have a unit on the Holocaust, please consider including JFR documentaries and stories of rescue in your Holocaust unit. Or if you know an educator, please share this information. If you have not already done so, please explore the JFR’s rescuer section on our website. The rescuer section contains more than 175 individual stories of rescue. In the documentary section you will find award-winning documentaries of rescue stories. The documentaries are short, between 11 and 15 minutes, and are perfect for a classroom period. If you would like additional information on either the rescue stories or the documentaries, please reach out to Andrew Buchanan at [email protected]. We continue to add rescue stories to our website.
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.