The 34th Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference at Purdue University was a powerful statement about the Holocaust. Thank you Sarah Powley for being the perfect host to author, Jack Mayer and myself. We enjoyed presenting on a number of occasions. We were greatly impressed with the McCutcheon High School students and their Life in a Jar performances, also impressed with their teacher, Stella Schafer. Danny Spungen had a wonderful presentation on artifacts from the Holocaust. We were moved by the survivor memories of Anna Berkovitz and Fritz Cohen. The entire conference was an incredible experience.
Congratulations author Jack Mayer! Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project has won the 2015 First Horizon Award for the current Eric Hoffer Award season. The First Horizon Award is given each year to the highest scoring books by debut authors. This is a special distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella. (Jack Mayer’s book is still being considered for category, press, and grand prizes.)
Thanks for keeping me on the” News of the Week”. I loved seeing the performance at Skidmore and reuniting with you and Jack again! And it was so wonderful to meet Megan and hold the beautiful heart necklace during the amazing and moving performance! Thank you so much for the honor. Please keep me on the list that tells everything about what you are doing and where you are going. All your friends have friends in other cities and it is the best way to spread the word as well as get new supporters when we can tell friends to meet you in their cities.
Tonight I am going to the opening of the KING AND I with the super stars Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe at Lincoln Center and am looking forward to it but you must know that I was even more excited at the thought of seeing LIFE IN A JAR as I drove up to Saratoga Springs two weeks ago! And you went beyond my greatest expectations in your presentation honoring the life and work of Irena Sendler. Bravo & Brava to you, Jack & the entire cast!
I am honored and humbled to know you , Jack and Megan and to be part of Life in a Jar!
Dear Mr. Conard,
Your recent visit to Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York was a gift to those of us present to experience and learn about Irena Sendler and the Life in a Jar project. Amazed to read Jack Mayer’s book and view the DVD of her story. What a privilege to hear both of you share the history, play and watch the young actors. We thank you and are inspired to make a difference in our area.
Blessings, Neal and Betsy Boudette- Halfmoon, New York