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Return to Life! The Story of Lena’s 100 Children

November 5

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The film My 100 Children tells the story of Lena Kuchler-Silberman, a Holocaust survivor and teacher in Poland who established an orphanage for 100 Jewish children in Zakopane, Poland in 1945 and later brought them to Israel. Lena was a surrogate mother to these children — she clothed them, fed them, listened to their stories and gave them hope again.



 November 3-6, watch the film My 100 Children on your home device. A link will be provided to all who register.

⇒ Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. US Eastern Time, tune into the program with our distinguished panel of speakers.  A link will be provided to all who register.




Screenshot 2023-09-07 at 8.31.48 AMOshra Schwartz Reim, left, is an independent Israeli filmmaker and the director of the film My 100 Children about Lena Kuchler-Silberman. She is also a screenwriter (Tied Hands, The Komediant), and a film lecturer at the Open University and Tel Aviv University. She holds degrees from Haifa University and Tel Aviv University. She edited the film periodical Sratim and worked as a reporter and film critic in newspapers and magazines. She serves as a consultant on feature films and documentary projects for various film funding agencies and festivals in Israel.

Screenshot 2023-09-14 at 1.03.00 PMDr. Shulamit Reinharz, right, is the Jacob Potofsky Professor Emerita of Sociology at Brandeis University. While at Brandeis, she created a graduate program in Women’s Studies as well as the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute for the study of the intersection between Jews and gender. She was born in Amsterdam and grew up in the United States with intermittent stays in Israel. She is the author or editor of sixteen books, including the forthcoming 100 Jewish Brides: Stories from Around the World and Hiding in Holland: A Memoir in Four Hands. She is a sought-after speaker and has participated in numerous programs of the Sousa Mendes Foundation.

Mom and Esther Landa (1)Dr. Noémi Perelman Mattis, left, is a psychologist in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a hidden child in Brussels during the Holocaust, while her parents Chaim and Fela Perelman founded and led the Jewish Resistance there. She earned a JD from the University of Brussels and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. She specializes in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood trauma. She has been a member of the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women and a Co-Chair of the Utah State Task Force on Ritual Abuse. Dr. Mattis lectures widely and gave an invited address at the international gathering in Jerusalem of the hidden children of Belgium.  She will discuss the psychological aspects of Lena Kuchler-Silberman‘s action.


Tickets are by donation ($18 suggested, tax-deductible).



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