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Sat, Jun 29

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Ojai

JCO Movie Night - THE JEWISH AMERICANS

Watch part 1 of this award winning documentary with us.

JCO Movie Night - THE JEWISH AMERICANS
JCO Movie Night - THE JEWISH AMERICANS

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

About the event

JCO is inviting you to our Movie Night for June.

June’s movie is Part 1 of THE JEWISH AMERICANS.

THE JEWISH AMERICANS is a three-night documentary that explores 350 years of Jewish American history. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin, THE JEWISH AMERICANS is a journey through time, from the first settlement in 1654 to the present.  It is about the struggle of a tiny minority who make their way into the American mainstream while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews. Focusing on the tension between identity and assimilation, THE JEWISH AMERICANS is quintessentially an American story, which other minority groups will find surprisingly familiar.

Part 1 starts around 1654 when the first Jews in America arrive in New Amsterdam ( NY). The movie also touches on the Yiddish Theater and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Join us and narrators  Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Dear Abby as they share their perspectives.

The movie will start promptly at 7pm. Doors will open at 6:30 with an opportunity to enjoy some snacks (we are requesting donations). Pre-registration is required for planning purposes.

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