February 10th, 2015 - Double Feature Night
Each year, Sephardic Congregation Ahavath Achim, sponors a FREE Sephardic Winter Film series, featuring films of Sephardic Jewish content. Films are shown every second Tuesday evening of the month at 7pm from November through March. We invite you to enjoy the free films and free dessert and discussion following the screenings.
Films shown second Tuesday of each month at 7PM.
Admission & Sephardic dessert are FREE.
For information, call David at 503-892-6634
Sponsors: Jewish Federation of Portland, Richard & Judi Matza, Charles & Jo Levy, Ron & Pam Sidis
Synagonistis – Greek Jews in the National Resistance
This documentary chronicles the role of Jewish fighters in WWII. Jewish partisans tell of their wartime contribution in defending Greece against German occupation. It is a tale of truth that dispels the notion that Jews did not defend themselves and their societies against aggression. A story of 24 heroes and a tribute to those who defended their homeland. An inspiring story, not to be missed.
Greek with English subtitles, 50 minutes, Produced by the Jewish Museum of Greece, 2013.
In the Presence of My Neighbors
This documentary is the most accurate, most comprehensive, and the most lucid film about the destruction of the Greek Jewry overall. It is a balanced account letting the chips fall where they may, telling the positive and negative aspects of history as it applies to the Greek experiences in the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, betrayal, the Christian community and public opinion. It portrays the years of WWII and the Holocaust, the aftermath of the war, and resettlement up to modern times in Greece and in Israel. A truly frank and revealing expose’ of events concerning Greek Jewry.
Greek with English subtitles, English, 46 minutes, Produced by George Gedeon.
Speaker following the screening