A Special Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund

A Special Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund

On November 7th “Rescue in the Philippines” was shown at the United Nations. Later that same evening Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines.

In response to Typhoon Haiyan’s horrific devastation, The Jewish Distribution Committee is assisting with relief efforts. We have arranged for a dedicated account through the JDC for those connected to the Rescue in the Philippines story. JDC continues their 75 year connection with the Philippines – first assisting with the Rescue to today’s relief efforts.

Your assistance will not only provide desperately needed relief but also honor President Manuel L. Quezon and the people of the Philippines for accepting 1300 Jews when almost no other county had the will and moral courage to do so.

President Quezon said in 1940, “It is my hope and indeed my expectations that the people of the Philippines will have in the future every reason to be glad when the time of need came their country extended a hand of welcome” It is now our turn to extend our hand to them in their time of need.

To be credited to our group, please donate by check.
Please make checks payable to:

JDC Typhoon Haiyan Relief and transmit to:
Itai Shamir
711 3rd Ave
New York, NY. 10017

Should you wish to donate online, or by phone (212-687-6200), please feel free to do so.

April Screenings Around The Country

April Screenings Around The Country

April 8 / West Orange, NJ. / 7:00 pm / free and open to the public
Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest / 901 Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981
Discussion afterwards with Frieder family member Jane Wilf
Contact: Barbara Wind  bwind@jfedgmw.org   973-929-3067

April 13 / Tiki Island, TX. / 2:00 pm / free and open to the public
Kinneret Hadassah / 1334 Outrigger
Discussion afterwards with Producer Barbara Sasser
Contact: Lana Croft  nanalana@att.net   409-935-8111

April 23 / Philadelphia, PA. / 7:00 pm / open to the public
National Museum of Jewish American History / 1100 South Independence Mall
Introduction by Producer Peggy Ellis; Discussion afterwards with Frieder family members Sam and Dick Frieder,  Belgian refugee Jacques Lipetz,  and US High Commissioner Paul V. McNutt biographer Dr. Dean Kotlowski
Contact: Dajana Denes-Walters –  dwalters@nmajh.org  215-923-3811 x 156
Tickets: $8 members, $12 general admission, available online at www.nmajh.org or call 215-923-3811

April 23 / Santa Barbara, CA. / 6:00 pm / free and open to the public
Multicultural Program of UCSB  / 1504 University Center
Contact: MultiCultural Center – www.mcc.ucsb.edu – 805-893-8411

April 26th / Ft. Lauderdale, FL. / 6:00 pm / open to the public
NSU Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale  / 1 E Las Olas Blvd
Presented by The Jets and GenZ Project
Film and discussion with Belgium Refugee Eric Lipetz, complementary reception to follow
To RSVP or for more information: Contact: Kelly Medlin  jets@moafl.org   (954)-262-0245
Tickets available: Free for JETS members, $5 GenZ members, $10non-members – includes museum admission

April 28 / Chappaqua, NY. / 6:30 pm / free and open to the public
Temple Beth – El / 220 S Bedford Rd.
Dinner 6:15, film 6:45
Discussion following with Frieder Family members Sam and Stephen Frieder, and German refugee Ralph Preiss
Contact: Rabbi Alan Fuchs   rabadf@gmail.com   (914) 238-3928

TV Broadcast Dates and Times April 2014

As of this Monday, we will post new broadcast dates every Monday. Please check back with us each week to see what new cities are showing the documentary.

These are the correct times as of this posting, but please check your local listings as broadcast times can change at the discretion of the station.

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“Rescue in The Philippines” is a one-hour documentary of the previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, US High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana (preparing for his own presidential campaign) and an ambitious Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower -  helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.


What the critics are saying…

Who could have imagined that cigars and poker would be the main ingredients in the recipe of rescue of Jews on the cusp of World War II?  Narrated by Liev Schreiber and with a promo quote from Eisenhower’s granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower as “A story for all time,” this 3 Roads Communications film puts the gutsy president Quezon on the map as a Righteous Gentile alongside Oskar Schindler.The Jewish Forward