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Dr. Granite holds a PhD in Sociology of Religion, has taught Jewish history at JDS for several years, and has been the head educator at Centropa for the past six years.
November 10 – Hablas Ladino?
A unique evening about the Sephardic Jews in the Balkans. Matilda and Breda Kalef will tell us how a brave Catholic priest in Belgrade saved them. And we will watch the little known story of how Jews, along with their Muslim. Serb and Croatian neighbors in Sarajevo, helped to save their city during the Bosnian war, 1992-1995. In between, we will learn how the Jews lived with their neighbors in the Balkans for centuries.
November 17, 2016, 7:30-9pm – Jews of Poland and Russia
The long history of Jews in Poland and Russia will be brought to life by two Centropa stories: Mieczyslaw Weinryb grew up in beautiful Zamosc with Zionists, Buddists, Communists and religious Jews. And Haya Lea Detino – like Amos Oz’s mother – lived in Rovno. They went to the same school, joined the same youth club, but only Fania Oz escaped. Haya Lea ended up in Stalin’s gulag but her parents remained to face the Nazis.More Info
Sunday, November 20th
Join us when this provocative journalist, whose career took off at his junior high school newspaper, comes to the dais just weeks following one of our country’s most inflammatory and polarizing presidential campaigns in history. A Q&A session will take place at the conclusion of the discussion, followed by a reception.
There is no cost, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for a head count.More Info
December 1, 2016 – 7:30-9pm – Our Family Stories
In this class, we will share the journeys of our own families from “the old country” to America, as told through our family photographs.More Info