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.


In the winter of 2011, The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) launched a Charity Knitting Project for volunteers to knit and crochet scarves for rescuers supported by the JFR.  Nothing could have prepared us for the response that we received! To date, we have sent out more than 1,000 scarves to our beloved rescuers! As a result, all of our rescuers have received a homemade scarf and wore it during those cold Eastern European winters. We are no longer accepting donations at this time. We are very grateful for the generosity and support of our donors, and we thank you for helping the JFR carry out its mission.

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Download our Charity Knitting Flyer by clicking here


Antoni Bochenski, who lives in Poland, with the scarf he received through the JFR Charity Knitting Program
Anastasia Muliar, who lives in Ukraine, wearing her new scarf 

Radmila Todorovic, who lives in Serbia, with her new scarf

Jan Wrobel with his wife, who live in Poland, wearing his scarf

Stories of Rescue

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