Date(s) - December 17, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
University Synagogue, a Jewish congregation
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JGSLA HANUKKAH PARTY and FILM of SHOLEM ALEICHEM, Laughing in the Darkness
This film will be approximately 90 minutes.
Come early to secure a seat suitable to your hearing and sight needs.
Film by Joseph Dorman:
Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich was known to the world by the pen name Sholem Aleichem. A Jewish writer raised in the Russian Empire during an era of volatile political change, Aleichem is best-known for his stories about Tevye the Dairyman–fiction that eventually inspired the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Through archival resources, in-depth analysis, interviews, and readings of his texts, this documentary presents an in-depth portrait of Aleichem’s life. It also discusses the historical events that surrounded him and shaped his stories–and explores the ways in which Aleichem’s writing in turn shaped the Jewish community and impacted the larger world.
This film will be approximately 90 minutes. Come early to secure a seat suitable to your hearing and sight needs!
Traveling library and Chanukah buffet of latkes with sour cream and applesauce, sufganiyot, and even some healthy things to eat will open at 1:00. Program begins at 1:30.
JGSLA MEMBERS FREE and GUESTS $5.00. This is a great opportunity to bring friends to learn about Jewishgen and get into the holiday spirit.