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Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Resources

Calendar of Events Spring 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010
10:00 a.m.

The Sons of Sakhnin United

Fallbrook Laemmle Theater
6731 Fallbrook Ave.
West Hills, CA 91307

84 minutes runtime


Sons of SakhninThis is a documentary about the first team from an Arab-Israeli town to win the nation’s top prize, the Israel State Cup, in 2004. B’nai Sakhnin (the sons of Sakhnin) is a team of Arab, Jewish, and foreign players who are united in their belief that the political conflict is far less important than their love for soccer and good teamwork.

Sports fans will like this film, but so will anyone intrigued by the colorful and complex reality of Israeli life that never reaches American media. The film follows the team in the season after the win as the players and managers struggle to retain their national standing in the midst of anti-Arab hostility from Israeli sports fans and national-local political tensions. Exciting, funny, and painful at the same time, this film features vivid photography and memorable interviews. Suitable for adults and teens.; In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

Followed by Q & A with Jewish Studies faculty.

Limited Seating: (818) 677-4724 to RSVP or with any questions you have regarding this event.

Please contact the Jewish Studies Program at jewish.studies@csun.edu

Co-Sponsored by Adat Ari El, Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Aliyah, Temple Kol Tikvah, Shomrei Torah Synagogue, and Valley Beth Shalom



Thursday, April 15, 2010
7:30 p.m.

Temple Ramat Zion
17655 Devonshire St.
Northridge, CA 91325

Acting the Part: Theatrical Presentations
of the Holocaust in Displaced Persons Camps in Postwar Germany

Ghetto scene.JPGA special program in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Special guest scholar Dr. Margarete Feinstein will be delivering a lecture with slides.

Through plays about the Holocaust, survivor actors reworked their immediate past, identifying retroactively with partisans and ghetto resistance fighters, transforming themselves from victims to Nazism into agents of resistance. Theater also allowed survivors with different wartime experiences to imagine a common past and to create shared memories of the Shoah.

Margarete Myers Feinstein has written extensively on postwar German national identity and Jewish displaced persons.  Her latest book, Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Germany, 1945-1957, details the survivors’ transition to postwar life.  She is currently Research Scholar at UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women.

Please contact the Jewish Studies Program at jewish.studies@csun.edu or (818) 677-4724 to RSVP or with any questions you have regarding this event.

Supported by a generous grant from The "1939" Club. Also co-sponsored by Temple Ramat Zion, Valley Outreach Synagogue, and Temple Ahavat Shalom



Friday, March 5, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

My Story: A Holocaust Testimony

Jerome Richfield Hall 218
California State University, Northridge

Michael Mark, a Holocaust survivor, will be speaking about his experiences before, during, and after his experiences in World War II. This talk will take place in a CSUN Jewish Studies class, and the public is invited.


Thursday, February 18, 2010
7:30 p.m.

The Girl on the Train

Laemmle's Town Center 5 Theater
17200 Ventura Blvd, Encino

102 minutes runtime

Scene from The Girl on the TrainThis is feature film is French director André Téchiné’s cinematic treatment of a real event from 2004: a young French woman invented a story about being attacked on a train by black and Arab youths who mistook her for a Jew. Widespread outrage was expressed (then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon urged French Jews to leave France) and widespread sympathy was generated, drawing in the public support of French President Jacques Chirac, before it was learned that she had fabricated the story. Most of the film focuses on the girl’s daily life and the people she meets, as well as film images of Jewish victims of antisemitism. This psychological portrayal of the girl and the people in her life is sensitive and artful. Suitable for adults and older teens. In French with English subtitles.

Followed by Q & A with Jewish Studies faculty

All seats are booked, as of February 1, 2010

Film opens on February 19 at Laemmle's Encino Town Center and Sunset 5

Co-sponsored by: Valley Beth Shalom, Adat Ari El, Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Aliyah, Temple Kol Tikvah, and Shomrei Torah Synagogue



Friday, February 5, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Israeli Archeology: Past, Present, Future

Jerome Richfield Hall 218
California State University, Northridge

Moshe Goldin, a licensed Israel Tour Guide, will speak about archaeology in Israel today, showing examples of pottery and artifacts found in Israeli archeological sites.


Sunday, January 10, 2010
10:00 a.m.

Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis

Fallbrook Laemmle Theater
6731 Fallbrook Ave.
West Hills, CA 91307

114 minutes runtime

Rezso (Rudolf) Kasztner and a photo of children he rescuedRezso (Rudolf) Kasztner negotiated face to face with Adolf Eichmann to enable 1700 Jews to escape from Nazi-occupied Hungary on a train to Switzerland. It may have been the largest rescue of its kind during the Holocaust. Yet Kasztner was condemned as a traitor in his adopted country of Israel, accused as a collaborator in a trial and verdict that divided Israel during the 1950s, and described by the presiding judge as the “man who sold his soul to the devil.” He was ultimately assassinated in Tel Aviv in 1957. American director Gaylen Ross investigates this tale of murder, intrigue, and heroism through the desperate efforts of Kasztner’s only daughter to redeem her father’s name, and an assassin who breaks his silence about the night he pulled the trigger. Appropriate for older teenagers and adults. In English and Hebrew (subtitled). 1 hour plus 54 minutes in length.

Followed by Q & A with Jewish Studies faculty, Merav Michaeli (grandaughter of Kasztner and Israeli broadcaster), and George Bishop (passenger on Kasztner train)

Waiting list only as of January 5th.

Opening on January 15th at Laemmle Music Hall, Beverly Hills, CA

Co-sponsored by: Valley Beth Shalom, Adat Ari El, Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Aliyah, Temple Kol Tikvah, and Shomrei Torah Synagogue