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  • Yom HaShoah Commemoration Event - Scranton, PA

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR), in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Scranton Jewish Community Center (JCC), will present its award-winning documentary titled “Footsteps of My Father,” during Scranton’s Yom HaShoah Commemoration Event on Thursday, May 2, 2019.
  • Footsteps of My Father - NJ Premiere

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) will present its award-winning short documentary titled “Footsteps of My Father,” at the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival on April 1, 2019, at 7:30pm at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. This is the New Jersey premiere for the documentary.
  • 2018 JFR Dinner

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) will screen its Academy Awards submitted documentary, “Footsteps of My Father” at its annual dinner on Monday, December 3, 2018, at the New York Public Library. The award winning film explores the heroism of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds in saving the lives of 200 Jewish American soldiers during the Second World War.
  • 2018 Rescuer Luncheon

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) will honor the sacrifices of Polish rescuers of Jews living in Warsaw in one of the largest gatherings of Holocaust rescuers in Warsaw. These righteous gentiles, who range in age from early 80s to 101, are dwindling in number, such that the JFR luncheon is likely to be among the last of such commemorations of its kind. The event will take place on Sunday, September 16th, at 1:00 p.m., at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jewry in Warsaw.
  • Office Moving to West Orange

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR), which provides financial support to non-Jews, Christians and Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust, has relocated its national headquarters to 80 Main Street.
  • 2018 European Study Program

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has selected 12 middle and high school teachers and Holocaust center personnel from six states to participate in its 2018 European Study Program in Germany and the Netherlands from July 8th-July 16th.
  • “FOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER” DOCUMENTARY RECOGNIZED AT BEST SHORTS FILM COMPETITION

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) recently had the commercial opening of its new short documentary “Footsteps of My Father,” which explores the heroism of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds in saving the lives of 200 Jewish American soldiers during the Second World War. The documentary was just recognized with a prestigious Award of Excellence Special Mention by The Best Shorts Film Competition.
  • 29 HOLOCAUST EDUCATORS FROM 12 U.S. STATES, CROATIA & POLAND RECEIVE COVETED LERNER FELLOWSHIPS

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has selected 25 middle and high school teachers from 12 states, Croatia and Poland, and four Holocaust Center educators, as 2018 Alfred Lerner Fellows to delve into the complex history of the Holocaust as well as discuss new teaching techniques for introducing the subject of the Holocaust into their classrooms. The JFR’s Summer Institute, an intensive five-day course, will be held at Columbia University from June 24th through June 28th.
  • OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER RECOGNIZED WITH HOLOCAUST EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has awarded Laura Boughton, Social Studies and Holocaust Studies teacher at Oxford High School, in Oxford, MS, with the 2018 Eduard Sonder Scholarship and a coveted Lerner Fellowship. The scholarship will allow Boughton to join 28 other Holocaust educators and Lerner Fellows at the JFR’s annual Summer Institute for Holocaust Educators, taking place at Columbia University in New York, from June 24th through June 28th.
  • JFR Debuts Documentary, Footsteps of My Father

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) will debut its short documentary titled “Footsteps of My Father,” exploring the heroism of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds in saving the lives of 200 Jewish American soldiers during the Second World War. The film will debut on Friday, June 8, at 12:20 p.m., at the IFC Theatre.
  • Steven Field, MD, has joined JFR's board of directors

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has announced that NYU Langone Health physician, Steven Field, MD, has joined its board of directors. In his new role, Field will help the organization to achieve its goal of rewarding righteous rescuers during their lifetimes with financial stipends and educating future generations on their heroism during the war as well as on the history of Holocaust.