As part of the Adult Education series at Congregation Ohr Shalom - The Summit Jewish Community Center on current concerns in the Jewish world, and following the successful screenings at the JCC MetroWest, Gerard Amsellem will present Being Jewish in France. Following the screening, Gerard will facilitate a discussion.
Yves Jeuland's sweeping new documentary explores the rich and complex history of Jews in France, the first country to grant Jews citizenship. Beginning with Revolutionary cries of Vive la France in Yiddish, the film explores the explosive Dreyfus Affair, the Vichy government's collaboration with the Nazis, and the absorption of Sephardic Jews from Arab countries in the decades after WWII. Being Jewish in France confidently continues into the 21st century, investigating charges of rising antisemitism and the county's complex attitudes toward Israel.
Please note: this screening is only open to members of the congregation after a one-time fee of $60 for the entire lecture series and will not open to the public. For more information visit Ohr Shalom's website.