Women who have pledged a minimum of $365 to the Jewish Federation's 2019 Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs are invited to join the Federation for the annual Women's Philanthropy Spring Event.
Featured speaker Jeannie Smith is the daughter of Polish rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke, who passed away on May 18, 2003. Irene was honored as one of the Righteous Among the Nations for risking her own life to save twelve Jews during the Holocaust. Her story became a Broadway play in the nationally acclaimed “Irena’s Vow.” Opdyke’s book, “In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer,” gives a detailed account of her life during World War II and is used in classrooms around the country.
The story her daughter tells, although filled with the horrors of hate, also brings a message of faith, love and hope that good can triumph over evil. It proclaims the conviction that, one by one, we can say no to hatred, persecution and prejudice.
Dollar-a-day donors are invited to bring their mother and/or daughter (16 and up) to share in this special event and/or make a tribute in honor or memory of their mother.
$50 couvert. RSVP by Tuesday, May 7, to 610-821-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register now.
Spring Event Committee*:
Chelsea Karp, Co-Chair
Debi Wiener, Co-Chair
*Committee in formation
Sponsor: Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley