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July 2021
free program but registration required; optional film rental

Let my people go! The Rescue of Soviet Jewry

July 18
Let my people go!

1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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The rescue of Soviet Jewry in the 1970s and 80s was a vast project involving grassroots initiatives working in partnership with the organized Jewish community and government officials. Meet Jerry Goodman, the founder and Executive Director of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, and other activists who struggled on behalf of refuseniks trapped behind the Iron Curtain.  (more…)

free program but registration required

Salud y Shalom: American Jews in the Spanish Civil War

July 25
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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In the 1930s, nearly 3,000 Americans embarked for Europe to join the democratically elected Spanish Republic in its effort to repel a military coup led by Francisco Franco. Franco had the support of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy.  Nearly one-third of the Americans who went to Spain to fight fascism were Jews. This program presents their story. (more…)

August 2021
tickets by donation

Abba Kovner, Hero and Witness

August 1
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

7 PM LISBON • 9 PM JERUSALEM

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Abba Kovner was the leader of the Partisan resistance fighters in Vilna during World War II. He made aliyah in 1947 and became a celebrated Israeli poet. In 1961 he was a star witness during the trial of Adolf Eichmann. He is one of the great Jewish figures of the twentieth century.
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free program but registration required

Woman of Valor, Mildred Fish-Harnack

August 8
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 8 PM BERLIN

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Mildred Fish-Harnack was the only American citizen executed on the personal orders of Adolf Hitler. Born in Milwaukee, she was a member of the anti-Nazi resistance group in Berlin known as the Red Orchestra.  Learn about this brave woman of valor whose story remained hidden for decades and is now coming to light. (more…)

free program but registration required

Shalom Uganda

August 15
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

7 PM LISBON • 9 PM UGANDA

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Learn about a small Ashkenazi Jewish community that settled in the African country of Uganda after World War II. With no rabbi or Jewish infrastructure, this community of twenty-three families formed a cohesive group that celebrated all Jewish festivals together and upheld their Jewish identity. There is also a small but vibrant indigenous Jewish Ugandan community that survived persecution under the regime of Idi Amin and that survives to this day. Meet representatives of both communities.

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film rental; free discussion

The Albanian Code

August 22
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 9 PM JERUSALEM

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The Albanian Code from award-winning Israeli filmmaker Yael Katzir tells the little-known story of how thousands of Jewish refugees in Albania were rescued in World War II. Annie Altaraz, who was saved there having escaped from Yugoslavia, decides to return to say thank you. This voyage is full of surprises, discovering how a nation bound by its moral code saved refugees and recognizing Albania’s unique wartime role in rescuing the persecuted. (more…)

$18

Natan Sharansky in Conversation with Gil Troy

August 29
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 9 PM JERUSALEM

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See the award-winning documentary film From Slavery to Freedom and then meet Natan Sharansky in person. He will be in dialogue with historian Dr. Gil Troy, and they will take your questions.
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September 2021
tickets by donation

Albie Sachs and the New South Africa

September 26
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 8 PM CAPE TOWN

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Albert “Albie” Louis Sachs is a South African attorney and activist who worked closely with Nelson Mandela in the struggle for democracy and human rights. After twice being detained for his anti-apartheid activities he was blown up by a bomb planted in his car by South African security services. He survived the assassination attempt but lost his right arm and vision in one eye. He played a key role in writing South Africa’s Constitution in the 1990s and served for fifteen years on its Supreme Court.  Meet this Jewish hero of South African democracy who will be with us in person! (more…)

October 2021
$6.99

Safer in Silence

October 3
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 8 PM PARIS

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Safer in Silence is a personal journey made over thirty years and across five continents. Corinne Niox Chateau searches for the truth of her family’s Polish past in order to understand her mother’s distance. Uncovering her family’s hidden Jewish roots, Corinne is pulled into a complex story revealing startling truths that force her to face the patterns of hiding and secrecy that have profoundly affected her life. Corinne’s grandfather, the Polish diplomat Clement Skalski, was a close friend and colleague of Aristides and Cesar de Sousa Mendes, and it was Aristides’ visa that saved the Skalski family and enabled them to escape to America. Meet the filmmaker, who will be in dialogue with the celebrated film historian Annette Insdorf. (more…)

free but registration required

The Lady in Gold: The Remarkable Story of Klimt’s Nazi-Looted Painting and its Recovery

October 10
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 7 PM LONDON • 8 PM VIENNA

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Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (also called The Lady in Gold or The Woman in Gold) is a painting by Gustav Klimt. The portrait was commissioned by the sitter’s husband, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, a Jewish banker and sugar producer. The painting was stolen by the Nazis in 1941 and displayed at the Galerie Belvedere in Vienna. After a seven-year legal claim, which included a hearing before the US Supreme Court, an arbitration committee in Vienna agreed that the painting had indeed been stolen from the family and should be returned. Meet the American journalist Anne-Marie O’Connor who first broke the story to US audiences.  (more…)

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