What a wonderful audience it was in Orange, CT, as we shared Life in a Jar and Irena Sendler’s story of courage and valor with Congregation Or Shalom. Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus and his congregation were great hosts and a large crowd was present, as Norm Conard spoke on Unsung Heroes, Life in a Jar, the Irena Sendler Project. We’d like to thank U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and State Representative, Paul Davis, for their involvement. Plus, we appreciate the State General Assembly of Connecticut for their resolution on our behalf. Fern Tausig did an excellent job of organizing the event. This was Or Shalom’s 5th annual commemoration of Kristallnacht and the largest crowd yet. This event is a testimony to the power of one person to change the world. We salute this congregation’s statement of Tikkun Olam.

Irena’s story and the Life in a Jar book will be featured in a panel on Wednesday night, November 9th, at 6:30PM, at the 60th Annual Detroit Jewish Book Fair in West Bloomfield, Michigan. The JCC hosts the oldest and largest book fair in the nation. The panel will include; child survivor – Rene Lichtman, author – Jack Mayer, Life in a Jar Foundation Director – Norm Conard and child survivor saved by Irena Sender – Renata Zajdman. We are looking forward to a powerful evening.

The 299th presentation of Life in a Jar will be presented in La Jolla, CA this Sunday afternoon, November 13th. Life in a Jar will present at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. Presentation time is 3:30PM. Contact person is: Marcia Wollner, marcia@ajesd.org, at 858.268.9200-ext.123. The Life in a Jar performers are directed by founders, Megan Felt and Jessica Ripper. These young people are still committed to making a difference in the world.