Blessed Is The Match – The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh

This event has passed

Central Synagogue and Spiro Ark Present a film evening and discussion:

BLESSED IS THE MATCH

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HANNAH SENESH

Directed by Roberta Grossman (2008)

Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc.

Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Shockingly, it was the only military rescue mission for Jews during the Holocaust. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis. Incredibly, her mother Catherine witnessed the entire ordeal – first as a prisoner with Hannah and later as her advocate, braving the bombed-out streets of Budapest in a desperate attempt to save her daughter.

£10 tickets

Venue: Central Synagogue,

36-40 Hallam Street, London W1W 6NW

020 7580 1355 / bookings@centralsynagogue.org.uk

iCal import + Google calendar

Event information

Event:
Blessed Is The Match – The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
Start:
Sunday 26th June at 7:00pm
End:
Sunday 26th June at 9:00pm
Cost:
£10
Venue:
Central London Venue

Latest from the blog

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Vayetze

Ya’acov leaves his home to escape the wrath of his brother Esau and travels to Haran (Mesopotamia – in Iraq of today) to the home of his uncle Lavan….

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Toldot

In this week’s Sidra we learn about the lives of our second patriarch Yitschak (Isaac) and his wife Rivka (Rebecca). Like Sarah before her, Rivka was initially childless…

Read more from the blog