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Jewish Identity Versus Assimilation in Film

Thursday, November 1, 2018 • 23 Cheshvan 5779

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM 2 weeks afterLissner

Thursday evenings, 6:30 pm

Please be sure to arrive on time!

November 1 and November 15

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 (Nov. 15). The first session begins with some lessons about cultural identity from psychological research.

Come to one, two, or all three!

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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