Join us for lecture and conversation with Jeanie Smith, daughter of a righteous gentile.
Jeannie Smith is the daughter of Polish rescuer Irene Gut OpDyke who passed away on May 18, 2003. Irene received international recognition for her actions during the Holocaust while working for a high ranking German official. Irene's life story was told on Broadway in the nationally acclaimed play "Irena's Vow" starring Tovah Feldshuh.
The story she tells, although filled with the horrors and hate that the Holocaust holds 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.
The story speaks of the power of love and encourages the fact that "One person can make a difference!" Love is the greatest weapon we have, Hate is easy, it takes real courage to Love.
Sponsor: HMSC, RCC Jewish Heritage Month Committee, and Hillel of Rockland