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Woman of Valor — The Story of Hannah Senesh

January 31

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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 9 PM JERUSALEM

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There are few figures in world history like Hannah Senesh. Possessed at a young age by the mission to save the Jewish people, she was an ardent Zionist who moved to Palestine to help establish a Jewish homeland. Then, in the midst of the Nazi genocide in Europe she volunteered to parachute into Yugoslavia en route to Hungary in an effort to warn and rescue Hungary’s Jews. Today she is remembered and revered in Israel — the land she helped build. Her poem “Eli, Eli” was set to music, and is widely known. This program will include a screening of Roberta Grossman‘s Blessed is the Match about Hannah’s life and action. Then meet the filmmaker who will be in dialogue with historians Dr. Michael Berenbaum and Dr. Mordecai Paldiel. Also joining the program will be the Israeli pop singer Avaya to speak about what Hannah Senesh means to her. A story everyone should know!

 

LISTEN TO THE SONG “ELI, ELI” WITH WORDS BY HANNAH SENESH, SUNG BY ISRAELI POP SINGER AVAYA

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WATCH THE TRAILER TO BLESSED IS THE MATCH


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MEET THE PANEL

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Roberta Grossman, director of Seeing Allred, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Insitute | photo by Pixie Vision Photography. All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or 'Courtesy of Sundance Institute.' Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited.

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Filmmaker Roberta Grossman received the 2018 Washington Jewish Film Festival’s Annual Visionary Award for “creativity and insight in presenting the full diversity of the Jewish experience through the moving image.” Her feature documentaries about Jewish history and culture include Blessed is the Match (2008); Hava Nagila (The Movie) (2012); Above and Beyond (2014) and Who Will Write Our History (2018). She is a three-time recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is the co-founder of the non-profit production company Katahdin Productions.

Michael BerenbaumDr. Michael Berenbaum is Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute and co-founder of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. His books include A Promise to Remember: The Holocaust in the Words and Voices of Its SurvivorsThe World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum;A Mosaic of Victims: Non-Jews Persecuted and Murdered by the Nazis and Witness to the Holocaust: An Illustrated Documentary History of the Holocaust in the Words of Its Victims, Perpetrators, and Bystanders. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Sousa Mendes Foundation.

aviva-400Avaya is a singer, songwriter, and producer living in Israel. She is inspired by Hannah Senesh and proudly sings her poem, Eli, Eli. Throughout her musical career, Avaya has pulled from an array of influences; her style has been described as a mixture of Adele, Birdy, and Freya Ridings. She was trained as a classical singer and has performed in countless venues across Israel and in the U.S. Avaya released her debut album, Paper Cranes, in 2017 (under her former artist’s name ‘AVIVA’). Avaya realized her musical passions early, memorizing and singing Disney songs before she learned to speak. She began taking private vocal lessons when she was nine years old and majored in Classical Vocals and Music Theory at the Conservatory of Music of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her newest single, B.B., was released on November 29, 2020 on all platforms.  www.avayaofficial.com

Mordecai Paldiel 2Dr. Mordecai Paldiel headed the Righteous Among the Nations Department at Yad Vashem from 1982-2007, and he is a prime mover in the effort to honor Jewish rescuers of Jews. His books include The Path of the RighteousSheltering the JewsSaving the JewsDiplomat Heroes of the HolocaustSaving One’s Own: Jewish Rescuers During the Holocaust and The Righteous Among the Nations. He currently teaches at Stern College and Touro College and serves on the Board of the Sousa Mendes Foundation. Thanks to his efforts, there is now a square named for Aristides de Sousa Mendes as well as a street named for Raoul Wallenberg, both in Jerusalem.

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