Practical Lessons For Coping With Life’s Unexpected Detours

Based on the experiences of those who escaped the Nazi invasion of Eastern Europe through Russia to Shanghai, China

Have the problems of every-day life been getting to you? Or perhaps you’ve suffered a major setback such as an illness, a death in the family, the loss of a job, or some other crisis that you’re having trouble finding the strength to deal with.

Mrs. Simie Schtroks
Mrs. Simie Schtroks

Mrs. Simie Schtroks, one of the late Rabbi Gershon Chanowitz’s daughters and the co-director of the Centre for Judaism of the Lower Frasier Valley in Surry, British Columbia, has some information to share that may inspire you to connect with your inner strength and move forward.

She is in Boulder for one night only to speak on the lessons gleaned from those whose lives were saved by Chiune Sugihara, Japan’s then-Consul General to Lithuania, who signed over 2,000 unauthorized visas, allowing those who had them to escape from Eastern Europe by taking the train through Russia (another place Jews were trying to escape) to Shanghai, China.

Among those given the gift of life were her father and several of his siblings.

Mrs. Schtroks, who has been lecturing on this subject for 32 years, is speaking in Boulder at the invitation of her sister Mrs. Chany Scheiner and Rabbi Pesach Scheiner, co-directors of the Boulder County Center for Judaism.

She will share the wisdom and strength available to us today to handle the curve balls and unpleasant surprises life throws our way by learning from the experiences of those who took astonishing risks to obtain their freedom and one of the Righteous Gentiles who helped them escape.

Light refreshments will be served.

You can hear her inspiring presentation only on Wednesday, July 8th at 7:00 pm at the Boulder Inn (770 28th Street, Boulder).

Tickets are $10 prior to July 4th and $15 from July 4th forward. You may purchase tickets at the door, if there are any left.

To reserve your place today, go to

About Chany Scheiner

Co - Director of Boulder Center for Judaism. Any successful organization needs a heart and that is what Chany provides, along with organization, marketing, innovative programming, and countless Shabbat dinners. Some of her accomplishments are large and public like the annual menorah lighting on Pearl Street and the matzo and shofar factories, while others are quiet and private like the time she spends counseling individuals and sharing the wisdom that comes from study.

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