Calendar

Aug
26
Sun
‘Hummus! The Movie’ @ East Valley JCC
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Hummus! The Movie” is a documentary that explores the unifying power of this Middle Eastern dish through the stories of three hummus makers:  a Muslim woman, a Christian man and an Orthodox Jew.

The film is part of an Israeli movie series held at the East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

Reservations: 480-897-0588 or info@evjcc.org.

Click here for full Israeli movie schedule.

Dec
2
Sun
Israeli Film: ‘My Home’ @ East Valley JCC
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In this documentary, filmmaker Igal Hecht explores Christian, Muslim, Druze and Bedouin communities in Israel to discover how these minorities feel about their place within the modern State of Israel.

The film is part of an Israeli movie series held at the East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

Reservations: 480-897-0588 or info@evjcc.org.

Click here for full Israeli movie schedule.

Nov
18
Mon
Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi: The Gray Zone of Holocaust Survival @ Chandler Center for the Arts
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Center for Holocaust Education and Human Dignity of the East Valley JCC presents “Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi: The Gray Zone of Holocaust Survival” 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Chandler Center for the Arts.

Professor Nancy Harrowitz of Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies will read written works by two Auschwitz survivors, Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel, and discuss how they started a new life after the Holocaust.

Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi are the two most widely read authors on the subject of the Holocaust. They share their harrowing and deeply moving stories in very different ways, but are tied together through a deeply philosophical perspective, an emphasis on social justice, and the meaningful legacies they have left behind. How do they create an approach to the Holocaust that brings readers to appreciate its importance in today’s world? How can looking at their stories and how they tell them help us understand their relevance? What can we learn from these two writers/survivors? The program is the debut of a partnership with Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies.

Nancy Harrowitz is a professor of Italian and Jewish studies at Boston University. She has published widely on anti-Semitism and gender in the modern period. Her most recent work includes the book “Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor.” At Boston University, she teaches courses on modern Italian literature, film and literature produced under fascism, and representations of the Holocaust in literature and film. She also directs the school’s new minor in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies.

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