Date(s) - May 21, 2023
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Deborah F. Blum
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JGSLA’s next meeting–Live & Zoom
Beth Chayim Chadashim Synagogue
6090 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Enter the synagogue from the alley behind the building.
Ring the buzzer on the parking lot gate.
JGSLA invites you to our meeting with Deborah F. Blum
Sunday May 21st, 2023
Pacific Time (US & Canada)
There will be informal mentoring at the Schmooze Table at 1:00 p.m. prior to the start of the meeting.
Coffee and tea will be available.
The Laemmle Family of the Kingdom of Württemberg,
Famous for Movie Production and Theaters, Reunites in Germany.
Speaker Deborah F. Blum: artist, writer, educator, and documentary filmmaker, born in Germany to American parents, grew up in Los Angeles watching films at Laemmle Theaters. She began researching her family history in 2010. Prior to this, she taught in Waldorf elementary schools, Jewish high schools and was an ESL tutor. Her articles appear in the Jewish Journal and other educational publications. Her goal is to inspire, uplift and build bridges for today and future generations through storytelling in film and other media.
In December 2016, Deborah F Blum – a member of the Laemmle family – traveled to Southern Germany with her husband and daughter to attend the opening of an exhibit honoring her ancestor, Carl Laemmle, the founder of Universal Studios. There they met other members of the Laemmle family and learned of the rich tapestry of Jewish life that was no more.
This powerful experience became integrated into Laemmle’s List, a full-length documentary film chronicling Deborah’s journey to uncover the truth about Carl Laemmle and the Jews he saved from the Holocaust. Deborah’s grandfather, Kurt Laemmle (Carl’s first cousin, once-removed) worked at Universal Studios when he came to the US in 1931 and then founded Laemmle Theaters in Southern California with his brother Max. He was able to rescue his parents by signing affidavits for them. Sadly, other members of the Laemmle family were sent to camps.
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*There is ample free street parking on Sunday on surrounding streets. Limited handicap parking is available in the rear of the synagogue. If you need to park in the synagogue parking lot, please let us know when you RSVP. The entrance to the synagogue is from the alley behind the building. Ring the buzzer on the parking lot gate.
The synagogue mandates copy of vaccination and masks for in-person attendance.
There will be NO traveling library.