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  • 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.
  • Stanlee Stahl to Speak at Miami University

    Stanlee Stahl, Executive Vice President of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) and one of the foremost experts on rescue during the Holocaust, will speak at a program co-sponsored by Miami University's Hillel in conjunction with the university's Center for American and World Cultures on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
  • JFR's 2018 Advanced Seminar

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has selected 22 middle and high school teachers and Holocaust center staff from Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Delaware to participate in its 2018 Advanced Seminar, an intensive three–day academic program that will explore a number topics addressing the history of the Holocaust. The seminar will take place January 13-15 at the Hilton Newark Airport hotel in Elizabeth, N.J.
  • 2017 Rescuer Luncheon

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous will honor the sacrifices of Polish rescuers of Jews living in Warsaw in one of the largest-ever gatherings of Holocaust rescuers in Warsaw on September 3, 2017. In addition to some 50 rescuers, the event will be attended by foreign diplomats, religious, and community leaders, who will speak to the gathering.
  • JFR's 2017 European Study Program

    The JFR's European Study Program is a high-level, intensive educational experience that includes visits to concentration camps, ghetto sites and Holocaust memorials. Due to its popularity amongst educators, the JFR is bringing two groups this summer, one traveling to both Lithuania and Poland and the other focusing entirely on the history and destruction of Poland’s Jewry.
  • JFR's 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has selected 23 middle and high school teachers from 10 states, Croatia and Poland, and three Holocaust Center educators, as 2017 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 Summer Institute, an intensive five-day course, was held at Columbia University from June 25th through June 29th.
  • Pennsylvania Teenager Dedicated Bar Mitzvah to Righteous Gentile

    Noah Goldstein is dedicating his June 26th Bar Mitzvah at Robinson’s Arch in Jerusalem to Wladyslawa Dudziak, as part of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program developed by The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR).
  • JFR's 2017 Advanced Seminar

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has selected 21 middle and high school teachers and Holocaust center staff from Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama, Delaware, and Georgia to participate in its 2017 Advanced Seminar, an intensive three–day academic program that will explore a number topics addressing the history of the Holocaust. The seminar will take place January 14-16 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel in Elizabeth, N.J.
  • JFR's 2016 New York Dinner

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) will honor Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, with its Yehi Or Award on Monday, November 28, at 6:30 p.m. at The New York Public Library. Edmonds is posthumously being honored for his heroic efforts in protecting 200 American Jewish prisoners of war during World War II at the organization’s annual dinner.
  • JFR's 2016 Goldman Award

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) will present the Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education to Michael Gadilhe, a social studies teacher from John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham, AL, at its annual dinner on Mon., Nov. 28 at The New York Public Library in Manhattan.
  • JFR's 2016 Rescuer Luncheon

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) honored Polish rescuers of Jews living in Warsaw. These righteous gentiles, who range in age from late 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 luncheon took place on Sunday, July 10th, at 1:30 p.m., at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jewry in Warsaw.
  • JFR's 2016 Summer Institute

    The JFR selected 28 middle and high school teachers from 11 states, Croatia and Poland as 2016 Alfred Lerner Fellows. The Summer Institute for Teachers, an intensive five-day course, was held at Columbia University from June 26th through June 30th.
  • JFR's Traveling Exhibit - March 2016

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR), in conjunction with the the Palm Beach County school district, will be displaying the JFR’s traveling exhibition, “Whoever Saves a Single Life...Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust,” to help supplement its high school Holocaust education curriculum.
  • The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous - Information

    There are many tragic stories about the Holocaust and very few with positive endings, but The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has some affirmative stories to tell of human beings—both Christians and Muslims—who reached out to save Jewish victims of German persecution.
  • 2016 JFR Advanced Seminar

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has selected 21 middle and high school teachers and Holocaust center staff from Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Alabama, Delaware, and Georgia to participate in its 2016 Advanced Seminar, an intensive three–day academic program that will explore a number topics addressing the history of the Holocaust. The seminar will take place January 16-18 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel in Elizabeth, N.J.
  • 2015 Rescuer/Survivor Reunion

    A Holocaust survivor from Haifa, Israel, will be reunited with his rescuer on Wednesday, December 2, at JFK International Airport in New York. The Jakubowski family rescued Michael Hochberg 68 years ago during the Holocaust.
  • JFR's 2015 New York Dinner Honoring Roman R. Kent

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) will honor Roman R. Kent, with its Recognition of Goodness Award on Monday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York. Kent is being honored for his life’s work on behalf of aged and needy Righteous Gentiles and Holocaust survivors at the organization’s annual dinner.
  • JFR's 2015 Goldman Award

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) will present its 2015 Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education to Frances Kennedy from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
  • JFR's 2015 Summer Institute for Teachers

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has selected 30 middle and high school teachers from eight U.S. states and Croatia, Hungary, and Poland, as 2015 Alfred Lerner Fellows to delve into the complex history of the Holocaust as well as learn new teaching techniques for introducing the subject of the Holocaust into their classrooms. The Summer Institute, an intensive five day course, was held at Columbia University from June 21st through June 25th.
  • JFR's 2015 Sonder Award

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) awarded its 2015 Eduard Sonder Scholarship to Kelly Webeck, an outreach and history literacy instructor for the Houston Center for Photography. The Holocaust Museum Houston nominated Webeck to attend the JFR’s 2015 Summer Institute for Teachers held annually at Columbia University, where the award will be presented.
  • JFR's 2014 Goldman Award

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) will present its 2014 Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education to Jill Tejada from Livingston, New Jersey.
  • JFR's 2014 Rescuer Luncheon in Warsaw

    The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous will honor 52 righteous gentiles at one of the largest-ever gatherings of Holocaust rescuers in Warsaw, Poland.
  • JFR Charity Knitting/Crocheting Project

    Tampa resident Mary Ann Jorgensen helps The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous launch their Charity Knitting/Crocething project.

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