Suly Chenkin was born in Kovno, Lithuania. Her story begins and ends with a prophecy uttered by her grandmother at the moment she was born. “This child” she said, “because she was born on the first day of the Jewish New Year, will be lucky her entire life.”
Six month later the Nazis invaded Lithuania and the word “luck” disappeared for Jewish people living in that country. In 1944 her parents smuggled her out of the Kovno ghetto in a potato sack, into the waiting arms of a stranger. The story of her survival puts a human face on an unimaginable time in Jewish history and leaves us asking, “Who is my neighbor?”
Please join us on Tuesday, May 19 from 4 to 5:30 pm, as Suly shares her incredible story of resilience, hope and determination.