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April 2024
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The Courage to Care

April 21
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

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In this touching program, author Peter Hellman tells the story of the Holocaust rescuer Leokadia Jaromirska, Righteous Among the Nations. She rescued Shifra, a Jewish baby girl who had been abandoned near the fence of a convent in Poland and sheltered her during the war, sometimes in very perilous circumstances. Today, Shifra Ivri is in her 80s and lives in Israel. Before the program, see the touching film The Courage to Care, narrated by Elie Wiesel, about rescue throughout Europe during the Holocaust.  (more…)

May 2024
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Crypto-Jews and the Search for Identity

May 5
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

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A new documentary film Between the Stone and the Flower: The Duality of the Conversos profiles the life and work of the renowned genealogist Genie Milgrom. After successfully tracing her Jewish roots to pre-Inquisition Spain and Portugal, she founded the Converso Genealogy Project. In this capacity she helps other “crypto-Jews” or “conversos” to reclaim their Jewish roots and is now overseeing the vast international effort to digitize the Vatican’s Jewish records.
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Victory in Algiers! The Jewish Heroes of North Africa who Changed the Course of World War II

May 19
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

This film and discussion program tells the extraordinary unsung story of how the Jewish resistance in Algeria, led by José Aboulker, ushered in the Allied capture of North Africa in November of 1942.  This was the first major Allied victory of World War II  (codename: “Operation Torch”) — an event that changed the course of the war and saved the Jews of North Africa from potential deportation. The film Shadows of Freedom tells the dramatic true story.
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June 2024
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Randy Schoenberg and Fioretta

June 9
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In the new award-winning documentary film Fioretta, famed attorney Randy Schoenberg embarks with his son Joey on a journey across Europe in a quest to find their family roots. Schoenberg, whose success in forcing Austria to return five Nazi-looted paintings to their rightful Jewish owner was told in the Academy Award-winning film Woman in Gold, will be joining us in person and answering your questions.
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