Featuring: Jeannie Opdyke Smith

One Person Can Make a Difference

Jeannie Smith is the daughter of Gentile Polish rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke. Irene received international recognition for her actions during the Holocaust while working for a high-ranking German official. Jeannie will share her mother’s riveting life story, which was told each night on Broadway in the nationally acclaimed play “Irena’s Vow” starring Tovah Feldshuh. Irene’s book, In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer, relays the detailed account of her life during World War II and is used in classrooms around the country.

The Israeli Holocaust Commission named Irene one of the Righteous Among the Nations; a title given to those who risked their lives aiding and saving Jews during World War II.

Women with Purpose

In Support of the 2019 UJA Campaign

Thursday, April 11 • 10 a.m.

Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael
60 Temple Dr., Springfield

10 a.m. Breakfast buffet
10:45 a.m. Program begins
Noon Program ends

Alexandra Kerner
Jessica Silverstein

Event Chairs

Registration fee: $54

RSVP by Friday, March 29

This event welcomes women who give a minimum gift of $180 to the 2019 UJA Campaign.

Please note: Your contribution to the UJA Annual Campaign is tax deductible; the value of the ticket for this event is not.

For more information contact Claudia Lukac at clukac@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3057.

Event Hosts*

Shari Berman
Andrea G. Bier
Elaine Blafer
Jo Ann Boyko
Deborah Brody
Jody Hurwitz Caplan
Elizabeth Brandwein Cohen
Heidi Cohen
Jodi Cooperman
Isabella Fiske
Stacie Friedman
Rebecca A. Gold
Mindy Goldberger
Alice Goldfarb
Marcia Grosswald
Deborah Jacob
Debbie Janoff
Merle Kalishman
Stephanie Karp
Alexandra Kerner
       Lori Klinghoffer
Michele Landau
Lois Lautenberg
Robyn Laveman
Joan Schiffer Levinson
Ruth B. Margolin
Maxine B. Murnick
Sharon Nessel
Rhonda Nissan
Joanne Perrotta
Robin Polson
Amy Rollins
Wendy Rosenberg
Leslie Dannin Rosenthal
Shira B. Rothschild
Paula Saginaw
Jessica Silverstein
Melanie Tarica
Ilyssa Tepperman


*in formation

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