On Thursday, April 28th, WellSprings Congregation and the Beth Israel Congregation co-sponsored a performance of the show “Only a Girl.” Held in honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, this special presentation was created and Performed by Janet Rodgers.
The 100+ attendees, both in-person and online, heard the inspiring true story of a young Catholic Polish girl who saved the lives of twelve young Jewish professionals during WWII. The 50-minute solo performance told the true story of Irena Gut Opdyke based on her autobiography, “In My Hands.” It is a story of love, compassion, courage and human respect.
Our own Rev. Lee offered opening remarks about anti-Semitic actions taken against a friend of hers just the day before this program, reminding all in attendance why we need to pay attention and take action.
Housed at the Beth Israel Synagogue, is a beautiful Torah that survived the Nazi invasion. Those in attendance were offered the chance to see this amazing piece of history.