March 29

Life in a Jar CalendarLIFE IN A JAR

The Irena Sendler Project 

Elms College, Berchmans Hall, Veritas Auditorium 
3/29/2015 1:30 PM
3/29/2015 3:00 PM

General admission to the play is $8 in advance, $12 at the door ($10 at the door for Senior Citizens). Students are FREE with ID.

Tickets available online at Purchasing tickets online include a small service fee per ticket. To buy tickets without the fee, you can purchase them in person weekdays at the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield, Mass. Tickets are also available at the Social Work Department office, 3rd floor, Berchmans Hall, Elms College, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA.

A student with an ID can receive one free ticket. Tickets must be picked up from Nancy Sullivan in the Department of Social Sciences offices, 3rd floor, Berchmans Hall, during regular office hours, M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The play LIFE IN A JAR The Irena Sendler Project tells the awe-inspiring 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. Despite imprisonment, torture and a death sentence, Irena refused to divulge anything about her co-workers or her organization. This program, filled with rare archival footage, family photographs and event recreations shot in Warsaw, are a resounding testament to the power of moral courage, even in the darkest of times.

The play will be immediately followed by a reception at the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, 33 South St., Chicopee. 


Please contact: Amy Nee, Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts: 413-384-0376

Nancy Sullivan, Elms College Department of Social Work: 413-265-2323

For more information on Irena Sendler and her work, read our feature on the film shown at Elms in February, Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers.

 Sponsored by







a generous grant from the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Western Massachusetts' Harold Grinspoon & Diane Troderman Hatikvah Holocaust Education Fund


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Life in a Jar Play

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

Irena Sendler Saved Children

 Jewish children hidden by Sendler and her friends at a Polish convent in 1943. (Image courtesy of 2B Productions)  

 Warsaw Ghetto

 A mother and child in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1942.
(Image courtesy of USHMM Photo Collection)  

Irena Sendler 2005

Irena Sendler in 2005. (Image courtesy of 2B Productions)