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Sunday, January 27 at 3pm and 7pm

Dryden Theatre | George Eastman Museum | 900 East Avenue | Rochester, NY  14607

 USA • 2018 • 95 minutes • English, Yiddish, Polish • Documentary

In 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders decided to fight back. This clandestine group known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told.  

NOTE: Screenings followed by the Facebook Live post-film discussion from Paris (recorded earlier in the day) with Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg, Director Roberta Grossman, and author Samuel Kassow.

Support generously provided by the following funds of The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester:

Israel and Helen Wortman Memorial Fund
Jacqueline Eissenstat Memorial Fund

Presented by:

Rochester Jewish Film Festival LOGO JFGR Jewish Federation 2018 Center for Holocaust Awareness
and Information (CHAI)

 FREE, tickets required. Click below for tickets:

 3pm screening  |  7pm screening

Questions? Call (585) 241-8621



L'CHAIM Film Series
Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue; Free admission
The George Eastman Museum, the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester present a series of films in commemoration
of the lives lost at the Tree of Life (L'Simcha) Congregation in Pittsburgh. May the memory of the eleven victims be for a blessing.
Avalon 1990 0-web-PF
Sunday, February 3 at 7pm
(Barry Levinson, US 1990, 128 min., 35mm)
A Jewish immigrant family settles in the Avalon neighborhood of Baltimore. By the 1940s and 1950s, the tight-knit family is slowly unraveling, as each new generation embraces an American way of life, including moving to the suburbs instead of remaining with the extended family.

Presented by:
 GEMBox Dryden LSWJCC NewLogoFinal-2016 JFGR Jewish Federation 2018
Click here for the full series schedule. All films are free and open to the public.



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