In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal – “volunteers from abroad” – this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride.
ABOVE AND BEYOND is their story.
Join us for an exclusive screening of "Above & Beyond" at Beth Hebrew Synagogue!
The film will be introduced by local author Craig Weiss co-author of the book “My Brother’s Keeper: American Volunteers in Israel's War for Independence 1947-1949 ” that was the basis for “Above and Beyond.”
Tickets are $18 and include movie snacks and beverages.
A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit foundations that support lone soldiers in the IDF.
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In honor of Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day) this event is proudly sponsored by