The History of Jews in America Through Film
The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival is proud to present a brand-new film series that examines the history, stories, experiences and legacy of American Jews from the earliest days of moving pictures to present. We will look at how Jews are portrayed in film and explore important subjects such as stereotyping, assimilation, anti-Semitism and even Jewish mothers. Further, we will trace how these views have changed over the past one hundred years. We will reflect on not only how society as a whole sees Jews, but how Jews see themselves and change in response to these societal forces.
Each session is a 4-week series that will explore the Jewish experience through short movie clips and feature length films. The classes will be led by Jay Sorkin, researcher and educator in Holocaust history.
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr.
Northbrook, IL 60062
$100 for each 4-class session
March 3, 10, 17, and 24