The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous provides financial support to more than 600 non-Jews who rescued Jews during the Holocaust and preserves their legacy through a national education program.
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) is committed to teaching the history of the Holocaust and to preserving the legacy of Righteous Gentiles, non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. We do this through our Holocaust teacher education program.
Our education program comprises four key elements:
The JFR education program educates middle and high school teachers from across the United States and Eastern Europe as well as U.S. Holocaust center personnel about the history of the Holocaust, rescue, and the context in which these heroic rescuers acted.
The objectives of the JFR teacher education program are:
As a result of our program, there is now a cadre of more than 400 master teachers from across the U.S. and Eastern Europe who have a firm grounding in the history of the Holocaust and the subject of rescue. These teachers are now in a position to teach their peers as well as generations of students about the Holocaust. With the generous support of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), the JFR has had a widespread impact on Holocaust education throughout the United States.
2014 Lerner Fellows Professor Peter Hayes
2013 Goldman Awardee Amy McDonald and Stanlee Stahl
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