JCC Jewish Journeys: The Jews of Eastern Europe
501 N Jerome Ave
Margate City, NJ 08402
JEWISH JOURNEYS: JUDAISM FROM AROUND THE WORLD:
Travel the world without leaving your seat. This new and exciting four-part JCC program will highlight Jewish cuisine and cultures from different countries around the world. Each program will include a speaker on the designated country, a delicious kosher meal with a themed cuisine menu and a documentary film about world Jewry and the Diaspora. All events start at 6:00 PM.
$20 for JCC members | $25 for guests if registering at least one week before each event
$25 for JCC members | $30 for guests if registering after one week before each event
Wednesday, July 11 – The Jews of Eastern Europe
Speaker: Josh Cutler, JCC Program Director
Meal: Schnitzel, Salmon & Borscht– Oy Vey!
Movie: A Yiddish World Remembered
The story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe is brought to life again by some of the remaining eyewitnesses. Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor Elliott Gould and accompanied by never-before-seen archival films, vintage photographs, and, of course, traditional Klezmer and cantorial music, the documentary takes a realistic and enlightening look at this unique and all-but-vanished way of life. Despite the daily trials of anti-Semitism and abject poverty, through the words of the individuals interviewed, we learn that Jewish communities were close-knit and often even joyous places to live.