4 2018

The Life and Work of Janusz Korczak

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201


Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "The Life and Work of Janusz Korczak."

Join Mariola Strahlberg, Founder and Executive Director of Janusz Korczak Association of the USA, in exploring the legacy of Dr. Janusz Korczak (Henryk Goldszmit 1879-1942). A pediatrician, writer and educator, who was well known for his  innovative work with Polish and Jewish orphans in war torn Warsaw,  Korczak was an assimilated Jew who  practiced universal humanism, creating orphanages as democratic republics. On August 5, 1942, Dr. Korczak was taken to Treblinka death camp, with 192 orphans and his staff,  never to be seen again

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.