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FILM SCREENING UPDATE -- Jewish Film Series: "Shared Legacies" -- The African American-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

Saturday, December 11, 2021 7 Tevet 5782

3:30 PM - 5:00 PMThis event will NOT BE HELD IN PERSON; join the film screening and discussion on Zoom (registration required)

VIRTUAL-ONLY EVENT: Film screening (English, 137 minutes) followed by a discussion led by Beth Am member Natalie Bivas.

During the turbulent '60s Civil Rights era, Jews were active and vocal in their support of Dr. King's stand for racial equality and harmony. Sadly, that relationship has frayed in recent years and may be forgotten or ignored by many. This powerful 2020 film highlights pivotal moments in our shared Black-Jewish history through a trove of archival materials and narration by eyewitnesses and activists, among them Congressman John Lewis, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman and Ambassador Andrew Young as well as members of the King family.

Today, with divisive seeds of hate taking root in the American landscape, a new generation affirms its pledge to actively promote the values of social justice. Shared Legacies validates the ubiquity of the human experience. It is an important and inspiring film.

This program is free of charge. To register to receive film access and Zoom details in advance of the program, please complete the registration form below by Thursday, December 9, 3:30 PM.

To help us continue to provide these valuable programs to our community in the future, please consider making a voluntary donation online to the Aptekar Family Endowment Fund for Film, or by mailing a check to Congregation Beth Am, attn: Aptekar Family Endowment Fund for Film.




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