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NEW DATE--Jewish Identity Versus Assimilation in Film

Thursday, May 2, 2019 27 Nisan 5779

6:30 PM - 8:45 PMLissner

Several filmmakers have explored the challenges of preserving Jewish identity
despite the overwhelming temptations to assimilate into contemporary Western society. Sometimes Jewish identity is imposed on people who have no conscious wish t
o cultivate it, as in Moshe Mizrachi’s Academy-award winner Madame Rosa, a sensitive portrait of a Holocaust survivor (October 11). Sometimes Jewish moments surface at life-cycle milestones, as in the dance toward Jewish roots and back again in the Belgian comedy Rashevski’s Tango (Nov. 1). The series concludes with the semi-biographical American classic, Liberty Heights (May 2).

Join us for the film, conversation and popcorn. Free!


Barry H. Schneider, is professor emeritus in the school of psychology at University of Ottawa. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the department of psychology at Boston College.

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