Recently, the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous of West Orange sent $350,000 to 120 Righteous Gentile rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust.
The foundation provides financial stipends for aged and needy Righteous Gentiles, who live in 12 countries, to help repay a debt of gratitude on behalf of the Jewish people for their heroism. Since its founding, the JFR has provided more than $42 million to an estimated 2,500 rescuers in more than 34 countries.
The funds include $3,000 to each of 120 rescuers, along with their usual $1,000 quarterly award. This is one of the largest individual holiday disbursements the JFR has sent in its more than 30-year history. For more information, go to www.jfr.org.