Thursdays

“Fascinating Sephardic Communities: A Film Series” 

FREE to members of the ADJLC and the Sephardi Federation of Palm Beach County
Meeting in the Temple Shaarei Shalom Sanctuary. Please note – no refreshments.

Back by popular demand, this film series examines the places in the world where wandering communities of Sephardic Jewry took root. Discussion about the films spans the broadest understanding of what constitutes Sephardic and Mizrahi culture. Each film viewing will be preceded by a short introduction and followed by a question and answer period, as time allows. Presented by Rose Pappo Allen.

~ Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm  –  “From Toledo to Jerusalem”

Engaging three part musical history of Sephardic Jews from the Spanish expulsion until their return to the Israeli homeland. Narrated and sung by Yehoram Gaon, beautifully filmed throughout international locations.   1989, 90 mins. Hebrew and Ladino with English subtitles.

 ~ Thursday, December 19, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm  –  “Carvalho’s Journey”

Gorgeous documentary of 19th century American West photographer, Solomon Nunes Carvalho, an observant Sephardic Jew born in Charleston, South Carolina and his incredible adventure with Fremont’s 1853 Fifth Westward Expedition.   2017, 85 mins., English 

 ~ Thursday, January 23, 2020, 2:00-4:00 pm  –  “From Cairo to the Cloud”

The World of the Cairo Geniza A 2019 worldwide Jewish Film Festival favorite, this documentary tells the extraordinary story of the discovery and significance of the Cairo Geniza, a vast treasure trove of manuscripts hidden for centuries in the sacred storeroom of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo. The Geniza is the largest cache of Jewish history ever found, illuminating over a thousand years of Jewish, Christian and Moslem life.  2018, 92 mins., English subtitles

*A $5 donation is requested to cover the expense of this exciting  film.

 ~ Thursday, February 20, 2020, 2:00-4:00 pm  –  “To the Ends of the Earth”

A Portrait of Jewish San Diego Compelling story of American Frontier Jews.  By wagon train and steamship, Jews began arriving in San Diego in 1850 when it was a small pueblo in the remote southwest corner of the U.S.  Includes first person accounts by descendants of early Jewish pioneers, scientists, entrepreneurs, avant-garde artists, rabbis, and surfers in a living portrait of a vibrant and culturally-dynamic community.  2018, 75 mins., English

 ~ Thursday, March 19, 2020, 2:00-4:00 pm  –  “Challah Rising in the Desert”

The Jews of New Mexico Passionate film celebrates New Mexico’s unique Jewish community representing five waves of settlement including Conversos escaping the Spanish Inquisition, German Jewish pioneers of the Santa Fe Trail in the 1800s, scientists of the 1940s at Los Alamos and the counterculture of the 1960s.  A moving tapestry of the Jewish American experience woven into New Mexico’s unique history and landscape. 2017, 84 mins. English