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In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not. We will meet at the Sid Jacobson JCC at 1:30pm to attend the 2pm showing of this film, presented as part of the SJJCC's Jewish Film Festival. Immediately following, those who are interested may go out to a local diner to shmooze and discuss the film. Tickets are $10.00 - PLEASE RSVP by MAY 18 so we can purchase advance tickets.
In the 1950s, a group of mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell in love with a dance from Cuba, the mambo, earning them the nickname the mamboniks. This documentary tells the story of how two cultures, Jewish and Latin, met on the dance floor at a time when America was racially segregated and anti-Semitism was commonplace. Join us for a group outing to see "The Mamboniks" at the Sid Jacobson Jewish Film Festival on Thursday July 25 at 2:00 pm. We will meet at the SJJCC at 1:30 pm so that the group can enter and sit together. Immediately following, those who are interested may go out to a local diner to shmooze and discuss the film. Tickets are $10.00 and should be purchased in advance to guarantee admission, as these showings do sell out! Please R.S.V.P. by June 1 so that we can purchase tickets in advance. Any questions, please call[masked] or send a message on Meetup!
Bennett Muraskin will speak on "Jews in the Labor Movement: Past, Present and Future," which is also the title of one of his books. Mr. Muraskin is a staff representative for the Council of New Jersey StateCollege Locals, AFT, AFL-CIO, and is also the author of "The Jewish Role in the Industrial Workers of the World," as well as "Humanist Readings in Jewish Folklore" and "Let Justice Well Up Like Water." All are welcome. No charge for members or first-time attendees; all others $5.00. Refreshments will be served. Handicapped accessible, free parking on site in private lot. Public transportation: Q17 bus.