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Women’s Philanthropy Presents “Life in a Jar”


Jaime Walker portrays a Jewish mother who gives away her children to Irena Sendler. (Image courtesy of Life in a Jar)

CHICOPEE – Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Western Mass. will partner with Elms College, the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning and the Kosciuszko Foundation to present the play, “Life in a Jar” on Sunday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m. in Veritas Auditorium, located at Berchmans Hall on the Elms College Campus.

Thanks to a grant from the Jewish Endowment Foundation’s Harold Grinspoon and Diane Troderman Hatikvah Holocaust Education Fund, The Irena Sendler Project tells the story of Polish social worker Irena Sendler and a group of other young Polish women who outfoxed the Nazis during World War II to save the lives of thousands of Jewish children living in the Warsaw ghetto.

The play will be followed by a complimentary reception at the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, 33 South St., Chicopee. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 at the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, online at or at the door for $12 (seniors $10). Students get in free with ID.

For more information, contact Michelle Everett at (413) 747-4313 or

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