Who we are

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.

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous holds programs and events throughout the year to pay tribute to and preserve the legacy of the precious few non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.

JFR ANNUAL DINNER

Each year, the JFR holds an annual dinner where we honor two righteous people – a rescuer who risked his or her life to save Jews during the Holocaust and an exceptional person who demonstrates goodness in contemporary times. The 2014 dinner will take place on Monday, December 1, 2014, at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.
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BAR/BAT MITZVAH PROGRAM

The JFR has a special program for young people as they become aBar/Bat Mitzvah that enables students to fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah or charity and learn more about extraordinary individuals  Righteous Gentiles  who risked their lives to save Jews.
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YOUNG ASSOCIATES DIVISION (YAD)

The Young Associates Division (YAD) engages young adults to promote support the work of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous. Under the leadership of Jason Schulweis and his energetic board, the YAD group hosts events throughout the year.
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JFR TRAVELING EXHIBIT ON RESCUERS

The JFR is pleased to present the traveling exhibit Whoever Saves a Single Life…Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust. This exhibit consists of eight panels on four freestanding structures.  Each panel narrates stories of rescue during the Holocaust, punctuated by striking images and portraits of the rescuers and survivors.  This traveling exhibit is available for rental and display.  Here you can access more information about the exhibit, including application materials.Go

SPEAKERS BUREAU

For anyone interested in hosting an outstanding speaker to lecture on Holocaust-related subjects, the JFR offers a Speakers Bureau. Participants include leading Holocaust scholars, survivors, rescuers, and JFR staff members. Speakers are available for community organizations, interfaith groups, synagogues, churches, and schools sponsoring programs on the Holocaust.
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SEMINARS AND INSTITUTES

The JFR sponsors a range of education programs that bring together world-class Holocaust scholars, survivors, and rescuers with middle and high school teachers.  The JFR education program studies the Holocaust in general and rescue in particular. JFR institutes and seminars range in length from one day to two weeks.
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CHARITY KNITTING PROJECT

In the winter of 2011, The JFR launched a Charity Knitting Project for volunteers to knit or crochet scarves for rescuers supported by the JFR. Here you can learn more about how to participate in this program as well as view pictures of our rescuers wearing their new scarves.
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HAGGADAH SUPPLEMENT

Each year the JFR produces a Haggadah Supplement for use at Seder.  The Haggadah Supplement tells the story of one specific rescuer.  The 2012 Haggadah Supplement features the story of Jerzy Bielecki from Poland.
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JEWISH NEW YEAR CARD PROGRAM

Jewish New Year Cards are now available from the JFR.  You can order printed cards or eCards online by clicking here or download a form to order your printed cards through the mail by clicking here.
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Dinner - Closing Ceremony

 


Harvey Schulwies with Sean Avijan and Lauren Colburn participants in the JFR Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program at JFR dinner

 


Young Associates at JFR dinner

 


Professor Feingold and Stanlee Stahl, Members of the JFR Speakers Bureau

 


Professor van Pelt at Majdanek

 


Jerzy Bielecki

Stories of Rescue

To read stories of moral courage click on a country below.

  

 

 

 

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