Into No Man's Land: An Evening with Irene Miller
Friday, October 21
Free event - No charge
Advance Tickets available NOW toCongregation Beth Shalom members, and to invited guests of the Resilient People Project.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on September 30.
Irene Miller, a Holocaust survivor, will take you on a survival journey little written and known about. You will sleep in the winter under an open sky on the no man’s land; you will freeze in a Siberian labor camp where the bears come to your door front. In Uzbekistan, you will live on boiled grass or broiled onions, and shiver with malaria. You will spend years in orphanages. When this is over you will wonder how a child with this background grows up to become a positive, creative, accomplished woman with a joy of living and love to share.
Irene’s strong impact on the people she meets is exemplified by a message she received with a gift from the residents of the Muskegon River Youth Home after speaking with them, which included this thought: "Tolerance is the act of accepting and acknowledging people's differences. For humanity to be successful we must embrace diversity and demonstrate patience for all religious, political and social beliefs so that we can live in harmony."
Irene's book, "Into No Man's Land: A Historical Memoir" will be available for purchase during the evening, and is also available through Amazon. You can learn more about Irene at: http://www.irenemillerspeaker.com/
Congregation Beth Shalom has partnered with the Resilient People Project, the Ravitz Foundation, United Way of Northwest Michigan, and the Milliken Auditorium to bring Irene to our community.
This evening is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Ravitz Foundation Initiative for Small Michigan Jewish Communities, and with support from United Way of Northwest Michigan.