Cheers to Canada and the wonderful venues over the week-end!
Solel Congregation in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was a wonderful venue as the stories of unsung heroes in history were shared. The story of Irena Sendler was presented to a beautiful congregation. A big ‘thank you’ to Rabbi Lawrence Englander and organizer Arlene Botnick. This is a great congregation and we salute the Rabbi, who is retiring after forty years. Thanks Arlene, we continue to receive many emails. Halifax, Nova Scotia, hosted two venues over the weekend. The first was the University of King’s College with a standing room only crowd.
Renata Zajdman, saved from the Warsaw Ghetto at age 14, presented along with Norm Conard. The audience was special and included organizers, Dorota Glowacka (author and professor on the Holocaust) and Edna Levine (Director of Community Engagement of the Atlantic Jewish Council). They were the perfect hosts and not only set up the venue, but also showed the movie, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.
Later, a presentation by Renata and Norman was given at Citadel High School in Halifax. The students had great questions and responded with a standing ovation. This was a tremendous weekend of remembrance in Canada. ***Renata has been ill, but is such a warrior, never failing to tell the world, ‘never again.’ She was traveling with her children Michael & Sharon and friend, Howard Inhaber.