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National Museum of American Jewish History

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101 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, United States
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March 2020

Film Screening | ‘The Rabbi Goes West’

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, United States
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$6 – $12

The Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival will screen the 2019 documentary "The Rabbi Goes West." Film synopsis: "The Rabbi Goes West" centers on 34-year-old Chaim Bruk, an idealistic Chabad Rabbi who moves from Brooklyn, New York to Bozeman, Montana to bring his unique brand of Judaism to the American West. As the founder of the state’s first Chabad Center, Chaim’s first order of business is to affix a kosher mezuzah onto every Jewish doorpost in Bozeman. While some families are eager…

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The Secret History of Women in Hollywood

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, United States
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$15 – $25

The Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival presents an International Women’s Day special event. How much do you really know about essential Hollywood trailblazers like Elaine May, Nora Ephron, and Barbra Streisand? What about Alla Nazimova, Irna Phillips, and Hedy Lamarr? Among a century of cultural and artistic innovators, so many of them have been Jewish women, yet too many have been forgotten over time. In her illustrated book "Renegade Women in Film and TV," film critic Elizabeth Weitzman reveals the…

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April 2020

Program on Immigrant Art at Home

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, United States
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Free

What is the relationship between artistic creation and the formation of home? How do immigrant communities produce and encounter public art in their new homes? This program delves into the ways immigrants use and appear in art connected to ideas of home. Local artists, scholars and activists will interact with artistic works to offer their reflections on the art of home.

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