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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 Monday, December 1, 2014, the JFR will honor Iris and Saul Katz with the Foundation’s Recognition of Goodness award. The JFR will also be reuniting Helena Weglowska Szachniewicz, a Righteous Gentile from Poland, with Mira Wexler Gutfilen, the the Jewish woman she saved. The last time they saw each other was in 1945, almost 70 years ago. The dinner will be held at the Waldorf Astoria.

Iris and Saul Katz have been supporters of the JFR for more than twenty years. Iris is a valued board member and chairs the JFR’s Development Committee. Over the years, Iris and Saul have worked to further the mission of the JFR. They have provided financial assistance to our rescuer support program and have expanded the JFR's education program. We are pleased that we are able to honor Mr. and Mrs. Katz and thank them for their commitment to Tikun Olam – repairing the world.

To purchace tickets online to the dinner on Monday, December 1, 2014, please click here.

If you are not able to attend the dinner, but would like to make a donation in honor of Iris and Saul Katz, please click here.

If you prefer to send your reply card in the mail, please click here to download a PDF reply card. Please send your completed reply card to:

The Jewish Foundadtion for the Righteous
305 Seventh Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10001-6008

For more information on the dinner, please click here or call the JFR office and speak with Dara Zadikow at 212-727-9955. 

Iris and Saul Katz

Iris and Saul Katz

Closing ceremony





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