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Events in July–September 2024

  • - Virtual Film Screening - A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
    Virtual Film Screening - A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

    Category: General Virtual Film Screening - A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting


    July 11, 2024

    Film screening followed by discussion with Audrey Glickman, a survivor of the shooting. On Saturday, October 27th, 2018, a white supremacist, further radicalized by the political climate at the time, walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue with four semi-automatic assault weapons, shouting “all Jews must die.” He murdered eleven congregants, ranging in age from 54 to 97, as they prayed. A TREE OF LIFE: THE PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING creates a deeply personal, trauma-informed portrait of the survivors, victims, and victims' family members of the Pittsburgh Synagogue attack, and brings into sharp focus the hate-based crisis that threatens our collective safety and the very social fabric of our society. As the first film to document the survivor’s stories and the only documentary with this level of personal access to the survivors and families of the victims, viewers will experience first-hand how the lives of those directly affected have profoundly changed and how the Pittsburgh community and the congregations set out on a path towards healing.

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  • - Webinar: I Will Tell No War Stories with Howard Mansfield
    Webinar: I Will Tell No War Stories with Howard Mansfield

    Category: General Webinar: I Will Tell No War Stories with Howard Mansfield


    July 18, 2024

    Howard Mansfield discusses the new book I Will Tell No War Stories: What Our Fathers Left Unsaid About World War II in conversation with Scott Mansfield. When Howard Mansfield grew up, World War II was omnipresent and hidden. This was also true of his father, Pincus Mansfield’s time as a tail gunner on B-24 bombers. Like most of his generation, it was a rule not to talk about what he’d experienced in war. “You’re not getting any war stories from me,” he’d say. Cleaning up the old family house the year before his father's death, Mansfield was surprised to find a short diary of the bombing missions he had flown. Some of the missions were harrowing. Mansfield began to fill in the details, and to be surprised again, this time by a history he thought he knew. I Will Tell No War Stories is about undoing the forgetting in a family and in a society that has hidden the horrors and cataclysm of a world at war. Some part of that forgetting was necessary for the veterans, otherwise how could they come home, how could they find peace?

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  • - Webinar: Rough Riders, Legionnaires, and Rabbis: Setting standards for Jewish Bravery from the Mexican Expedition through WWI
    Webinar: Rough Riders, Legionnaires, and Rabbis: Setting standards for Jewish Bravery from the Mexican Expedition through WWI

    Category: General Webinar: Rough Riders, Legionnaires, and Rabbis: Setting standards for Jewish Bravery from the Mexican Expedition through WWI


    August 22, 2024

    Miriam Eve Mora, author of Carrying a Big Schtick: Jewish Acculturation and Masculinity in the Twentieth Century discusses how Jewish service members defied stereotype from the Spanish-American war through World War I.

    Dr. Miriam Eve Mora is a historian of Jewish America, the Director of Academics at the Center for Jewish History in New York City, and professor of history at various institutions in and around New York City.  She is the co-creator of JewCE: The Jewish Comics Experience, a comics and pop culture convention celebrating diverse Jewish themes, characters, and narratives in sequential art.  Dr. Mora was also the creator and managing curator of the Museum and Laboratory of the Jewish Comics Experience exhibit at the Center for Jewish History in 2023.

    Her First book, Carrying a Big Schtick: Jewish Acculturation and Masculinity in the Twentieth Century was released from Wayne State University Press in May, 2024.

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