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7:00 pm: Elizabeth Fox - We Are Going to Be Lucky: A WWII Love Story in Letters
November 29, 2018 –
We Are Going to Be Lucky tells the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple separated by war, captured in their own words. Lenny and Diana Miller were married just one year before America entered World War II and Lenny was sent off to train and fight. Deeply committed to social justice, and bonded to one another by love, both vowed to write to one another daily. As Lenny made his way through basic training in Mississippi to the beaches of Normandy and eventually to the Battle of the Bulge, Diana struggled financially, giving up her job as a machinist to become a mother. The couple’s extraordinary letters, preserved in their entirety, reveal and reflect the excruciating personal sacrifices endured by both soldiers at war and their young families back home. After decades of gathering dust, the couples’ words have been carefully transcribed and thoughtfully edited and annotated by Elizabeth L. Fox, Lenny and Diana’s daughter.
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6:30 pm: Annual Hanukkah Party
December 6, 2018 –
Join us at our annual Hanukkah Party for latkes, jelly doughnuts, gelt and song! Explore the museum and we'll eat, play games and sing. We'll also look at the ways Jews in the American military have continued the tradition of the Maccabees.
Tour the museum at 6:00 before the party begins at 6:30.
Music from Dan Levine and Robin Schultz.
Bring your own Hanukkah menorah for a group lighting.
Co-sponsored by Jewish Study Center.
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