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The whole world knows the Holocaust happened; now she needs to prove it. Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant; therefore, it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Denial is directed by Mick Jackson (Temple Grandin, The Bodyguard) and adapted for the screen by writer David Hare (The Reader).
To view the trailer on YouTube visit https://youtu.be/Gfyw7Uz8_2A
Bethesda Jewish Congregation has the opportunity to see a pre-screening of this PG13 movie on Sunday, October 9 at 10:35 a.m. at Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema. You may pre order your tickets by clicking on the link http://bit.ly/2ckuTgK. Be sure it is for 10/9 at 10:35 a.m.
We are also trying to find a space in Bethesda where we can have an after movie nosh and debrief. Please let Shana know that you purchased tickets by Thursday, September 29th.More Info
Join BJC and learn how to craft your own tallit.
October 20, 2016, 7-9pm
Artist Bobbie Gorban will show us how to make our own personal prayer shawls.
The cost is $15 per person. You can pay by credit card here or bring a check or cash to the event.More Info
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