Holocaust in Film Series 2024: Film #3, “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust”

Sidewalk Films 1821 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL, United States

Join us for a special screening of “Rescue in The Philippines," a one-hour documentary of a real-file Casablanca, full of intrigue, unlikely heroes, and a perilous humanitarian mission to save Jews from persecution half a world away. The screening will be followed by an online conversation with Holocaust Survivor Ralph Preiss, who fled to the Philippines with his family. The second-to-last film in our 11th Annual Holocaust in Film Series, this screening and discussion will be moderated by UAB Prof. Michele Forman. Rescue in the Philippines documents a high-profile group of cigar-smoking poker buddies, including Colonel Dwight Eisenhower, devising an intricate plan to successfully rescue up to 1,300 Jews from the Nazis. This gripping story is told through interviews with historians and relatives of the key players. First-person accounts from survivors detail their harrowing escape from Europe and immigration to the Philippines. The 2024 Holocaust in Film Series is presented by Perlman Charitable Fund.

$10

CJFS Annual Meeting

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Board of Director's Installation & Volunteer of Year Award

Shiva for Garth Potts

Sidewalk Films 1821 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL, United States

Garth Potts, executive director at the Levite Jewish Community Center from 1991 to 2013, died December 25 at age 76. Sit shiva for Garth at the LJCC on Tuesday, January 2, 3-7 p.m.. Minyan will begin at 6 p.m.

Inaguration of Snir’s Torah

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Join us in starting to write Snir's Torah in loving memory of Snir Lalum ob"m.

Sidewalk Films Jewish Film Festival

Sidewalk Films 1821 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL, United States

The movie lineup will be announced in September 2023. For more information please contact Sheri Krell sheribkrell@gmail.com

Momentum 2023 Meeting

Sidewalk Films 1821 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL, United States

Momentum 2023 Meeting