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Rosh Hashanah cooking with Irene - JCC Warsaw


Rosh Hashanah cooking with Irene
  • Who:Everyone
  • Where:online
  • When:Thursday, September 17th, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah cooking with Irene

Join us on September 17th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. CET (12:30 p.m. EDT) for a special cooking session with one of JCC Warsaw founders and supporters, inspiring friend - Irene Kronhill Pletka (bio below)!

Irene will share with us her family recipe with a special Rosh Hashanah/JCC Warsaw twist for a round Jerusalem kugel with apples! Tune in to learn about the dish, how to make it and sweeten your own Rosh Hashanah!
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Irene Kronhill Pletka was born in Shanghai. Thanks to a Sugihara visa, her parents, Jakob and Lilka Kronzylberg, both Polish citizens, were able to flee from Vilna in January 1941 and cross Russia to Japan and then Shanghai. The family moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1946. Mrs Pletka was educated in Melbourne, and later studied and lived in London and Boston, and in the 1990s settled in Manhattan. She has degrees in psychology and in fine arts. Active in youth movements, cultural activities and Jewish life as well as business, she places particular emphasis on reviving, restoring and maintaining secular Jewish culture and the Yiddish language. Today she divides her time between Melbourne and New York. Since 2007, she has been directing a foundation dedicated to the memory of her parents. The foundation supports Jewish cultural and educational activities and social justice activities around the world, including being a major donor and one of the opening partners of the Warsaw's JCC. She is also the member of the Board of Directors of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Center for Jewish History and the JOINT, (JDC) which helped her family and so many others during our darkest hours.
Mrs Pletka is a Distinguished Benefactor of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the sponsor of the reconstruction of a replica of the roof, painted ceiling and the Bimah of the GwoĹşdziec synagogue that is part of the Museum's Core Exhibition.
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