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Israel’s Story Through Cinema, from the movie, “Exodus” to the Netflix miniseries,“Fauda”
Presenter: Eric Goldman

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Ina Levine JCCampus, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale

Eric Goldman is founder and president of Ergo Media Inc., a film distribution company specializing in Jewish cinema. Dr. Goldman is a known scholar and lecturer on Yiddish, Israeli and Jewish film. He is former director of the Jewish Media Service, which was a national clearinghouse on film and television for the North American Jewish community and was curator of film for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Eric Goldman received a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University and was a fellow of the Max Weinreich Center for Eastern European Jewish Studies at Columbia University. He was also adjunct fellow
in cinema at The Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of “Visions, Images and Dreams: Yiddish Film Past and Present”, “The American Jewish Story through Cinema and an upcoming book on Israeli cinema.


The Role of the Media in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Presenter: Michael Wilner

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley

Michael Wilner is the Washington bureau chief and White House correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, coordinating coverage of US foreign policy in the Middle East from the White House, State Department, Pentagon and Congress. Wilner leads coverage of the Iran nuclear deal, the US-Israel relationship and the rise of Islamic State. At age 23, Wilner joined the White House press corps as its youngest member and as the only representative of an Israeli news organization in its foreign corps. He traveled with the US delegation negotiating with Iran through Switzerland and Austria, and has filed from the field on the
2016 US presidential campaign, the Syrian refugee crisis, and the Gaza war during Operation Protective Edge.


The Creation of “Fiddler on the Roof”
Presenter: Charles Troy with Alex Koffman and Gail Mangurten, violinist and pianist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Ina Levine JCCampus, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale

Learn how this beloved show's creators discovered the universality in Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem's stories -- and how they made a "Jewish musical" that has struck a responsive chord in virtually every country in the world! Back by Popular Demand, musical theatre historian and graphic designer, Charles Troy, tells the story in a seamless 90-minute multimedia presentation with original graphics, scanned photos, edited audio tracks and video clips, a scripted dramatic narrative along with music performed by Charles Troy and with Alex Koffman and Gail Mangurten, violinist and pianist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band.

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The Inaugural Lecture on Violins of Hope, From Silence to Sound
Presenter: Avshalom Weinstein

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd, Phoenix

Brought to life again on the concert stage by Amnon, Assi and Avshi Weinstein, Avshi Weinstein will illuminate, in this inaugural lecture of the Violins of Hope, the story of these incredible instruments that were silenced by the Holocaust. Each violin has its own unique and inspiring story that educates both young and old about the Holocaust in a deeply personal and emotional way. The voices and spirits of the violinists who perished, live on through their violins that have been lovingly restored by the Weinsteins. This PASSAGES presentation will also include a musical performance.


Using the Legal and Legislative Systems to Defeat Antisemitism
Presenter: Brooke Goldstein

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Beth El Congregation, 1118 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix

Brooke Goldstein is a New York City-based human rights attorney, author, and award-winning filmmaker. She serves as director of The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and responding to the abuse of Western legal systems and human rights law. She is founder and director of the Children’s Rights Institute. Her book, co-authored with Aaron Eitan Meyer, Lawfare: The War Against Free Speech: A First Amendment Guide For Reporting in an Age of Islamist Lawfare, gives guidance to journalists wishing to speak truthfully about national security threats faced by liberal democracies. Her award-winning documentary film, The Making of a Martyr, uncovers the illegal, state-sponsored recruitment of Palestinian children for suicide-homicide
attacks. She is a seasoned public speaker for the media, universities and government.


The Fusion of Modern Israel with Jewish History and the Bible
Presenter: Eve Harow

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Ina Levine JCCampus, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale

Eve Harow, Radio Personality, Israel Tour Guide, and Israel Advocate and host of Judean Eve is a long-time community activist and Israeli tour guide. Her extensive work in Israel advocacy has taken her all over the world. Each week on "Rejuvenation" on the Land of Israel Network, Eve Harow brings listeners the Jewish perspective from the heartland of Israel, discussing her tours to various historical, natural and archaeological locations throughout the land. Eve interviews the personalities both big and small that make the Jewish State so interesting.