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Hadassah Presents Holocaust-Themed Play

Irena Sendler
Judy Winnick as Irena Sendler

Hadassah presents “Irena Sendler, Angel of the Warsaw Ghetto” on Sunday March 9th at 2:00 pm.  This one-act play, with Judy Winnick as Irena, will be performed at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 900 W. Midway, Broomfield, Colorado. 

As a Polish Catholic social worker during WWII, Irena Sendler risked her life to save others. With ingenuity, calmness and courage, she was responsible for rescuing 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. During her lifetime, she received many awards for her humanitarian work and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, a year before her death at age 98. Irena was recognized by the state of Israel as one of the “Righteous Among Nations” at Yad Vashem.

This event is co-sponsored by Hadassah and Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. No charge to attend. Please join us for refreshments prior to the performance.  Contact : boulderchapter@hadassah.org.

Judy Winnick is on the Colorado Humanities/Chautauqua Speakers Bureau and has performed internationally,
depicting heroic women and bringing them back to life. She recently performed as Meip Gies, another unsung hero, in
“Meet Miep Gies: Beacon Of Hope”, at the JCC in Boulder.

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Longtime Boulder resident and active participant in Boulder Hadassah. Our chapter strives to bring our members and associates programming to create community, advocate for women's rights, promote health and well-being around the world, support Hadassah hospitals in Israel, and provide information on issues of concern.

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One comment

  1. This is a remarkable story about a courageous woman. Irena Sendler’s life defines a heroine of the modern era and her inspirational story should be repeated as often as possible.

    Not everyone knows that Irena Sendler's legacy is connected to four 9th graders in Kansas who captured her courage and compassion in a staged presentation called "Life in a Jar." Their project quickly spilled over into their community and ultimately attracted global attention.

    Many details about Irena Sendler, A Heroine of the Holocaust, can be found at http://quilligrapher.hubpages.com/hub/Sendler. It connects the lives of this brave social worker in Poland and four dedicated students in Kansas who brought her amazing story to life.

    Hadassah and the cast of “Irena Sendler, Angel of the Warsaw Ghetto” should be commended for spreading the inspirational memory of this marvelous woman.