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Spertus Welcomes Lisa Rivo

Lisa Rivo, co-director of the National Center for Jewish Film, to speak at Spertus In 1938, Lodz, Poland’s second largest city, was a dynamic center of manufacturing and commerce, and approximately one-third of its residents-almost a quarter of a million people-were Jewish. Within five years, the Jewish population had been “purified” by the Nazis, and […]

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MAMELE

National Center for Jewish Film (NCJF) restores beloved Molly Picon film Mamele! Click HERE to read my interview with NCJF co-director Lisa Rivo for the JUF News! What makes a movie “good”…? For me, it’s usually the characters. If I believe in the characters, then I will follow them anywhere. And this is true even […]

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3/14: Yente/Yenta TBE

Todah Rabah, Sheynem Dank, and Thanks Much to all the Brooklyn Khaverim who attended my Women’s History Month lecture Yente/Yenta: How a Name Became a Noun at Temple Beth Emeth. Once again, my sponsor was the TBE Sisterhood under the leadership of Sara West. Here is the write-up that appeared in the April issue of […]

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AJEC “Yente”

From Yente to Yenta: How a Name became a Noun A presentation to┬áthe Adult Jewish Education Cooperative Hosted by Congregation Or Shalom of Vernon Hills (IL) Mah nish tanah ha performance ha zeh? Every time I set off to see a new production of Fiddler on the Roof, the thing I most want to know […]

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