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History educator , freelance writer

Irena Narell, Polish freelance writer, history educator. Member Jewish Arts Community of the Bay, San Francisco, 1975-1996. Member Institute History Study.

Background

Narell, Irena was born on September 17, 1923 in Sanok, Poland. Came to the United States, 1939. Daughter of Abraham and Antonina Penzik.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1969.

Career

Assistant to, Polish United Nations Delegation, New York City, 1945-1951;owner, Art Originals Gallery, New York City, 1961-1963;owner, Art Originals Gallery, New York City, 1964-1969;co-manager, The Steel Bandits^a music group. Project director San Francisco Jews-Old Traditions on a New Frontier, bicentennial exhibit Judah L. Magnes Museum, Cmty. and Diversity, Bay AreaJewish Families, 1989.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board: Western States Jewish History. Author: Ashes to the Taste, 1961, The Invisible Passage, 1969, Joshua Fighter for Bar Kochba, 1978 (National Jewish Book award 1979), Our City: The Jews of San Francisco, 1981, History's Choice, 1996. Contributor numerous short stories, reviews and articles to professional journals and magazines.

      Translator: Holy Week (Jerzy Andrzejewski) Samson (Kazimierz Brandys), Summer in Nohant (Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz), Poetry by Julian Tuwim.

Membership

Member Jewish Arts Community of the Bay, San Francisco, 1975-1996. Member Institute History Study.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, collecting art and antiques.

Connections

Married Murray Narell, June 29, 1945 (deceased January 1991). Children: Jeff, Andrew.

father:
Abraham Penzik

mother:
Antonina Penzik

spouse:
Murray Narell

children:
Jeff Narell

Andrew Narell