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The Eugene Jewish Film Festival (Dec 9):
Come and help us celebrate the Eugene Jewish Film Festival’s 2nd year.
We are back at the Bijou metro, 43 West Broadway in downtown Eugene. We often sell out at this venue so we recommend buying tickets early. Here is the link. Tickets are $5 and a donation jar will be available for those who wish to support JEW (that’s us!).
Hanukah is almost upon us. To help us get into its spirit of fighting off oppressors and being proud of who we are, we are showing to movies. The first is The Freedom Fighters of NILI which is a documentary film about the heroic efforts of the Aaronsohns and the NILI spy network, which assisted the British in its fight against the Ottoman Empire in Palestine during World War I. Nili (Hebrew language) an acronym from (I Samuel 15:29; transliteration: Netzakh Yisrael Lo Yishaker, literal translation: “The Eternity of Israel will not lie”).
The second movie is Evan Kaufmann: Father’s Land. The synopsis of this short movie is: …after allied troops liberated the concentration camps where Adolf Hitler had called for the murder of millions of innocents, mostly Jews. All these years later, the descendants of the victims and survivors of the camps — not to mention the living survivors themselves — grapple with the issue of modern Germany, whether to engage or shun, how to forgive without forgetting. Recently, a young American hockey player has come to embody these tensions.
As always a discussion follows the movie. We hope to see you there.
We are looking for a volunteer to help us with the film festival. Please call Shmuel at 541-514-2571 if you are interested.