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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.


On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the JFR honored Peter A. Lefkin, Senior Vice President, Government & External Affairs, Allianz Corporation of America with the Recognition of Goodness award.  The JFR reunited Czeslaw Polziec, a Righteous Gentile from Poland, with Leon Gersten, the Jewish boy he and his family saved. 

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On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, the JFR reunited Wladyslawa Dudziak, a Righteous Gentile from Poland, with Rozia Beiman, the Jewish girl she saved more than 65 years ago. The JFR produced a documentary, Reunion 2012: Hidden in Plain Sight, that tells their story.  The documentary won 

2012 marked a milestonge in the life of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.  2012 celebrated 20 years of leadership – Harvey Schulweis, Roman Kent, and Stanlee J. Stahl. Harvey, Roman, and Stanlee together with a dedicated Board of Trustees and former board chairman, E. Robert Goodkind, fashioned The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous into a dynamic and flourishing organization.

In 2012 we celebrated and honored our own.

Another highlight of the evening was recognizing an outstanding teacher. JFR Executive Vice Presisent Stanlee J. Stahl presented the Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education to Lerner Fellow Dr. Andrew S. Buchanan from Randolph High School in Randolph, NJ.

It was a wonderful evening, and we are so grateful to all the supporters of the JFR for making the dinner such a huge success.


Peter A. Lefkin
Peter A. Lefkin

Closing ceremony






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