January 13, 2015 - Triple 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
1492 El Otro Camino (we travel another path)
This short film explains who the Sephardic Jews are, where they migrated and settled after leaving Spain and what has become of these communities, up to modern times. It is our history of 500 years in a nutshell presentation.
English, 12 minutes, an educational masterpiece.
Toledo – The Hidden Secret
This film is an exploration of the history, culture, music and life of Jews in Toledo, Spain, which was a center of Jewish life before the Spanish Inquisition. Toledo is famous for it role in the rise of the golden age of Spain and Jewish personalities and contributed much to the enlightenment of Europe. Many of the top Jewish scholars made Toledo their home and now the secrets of their society and way of life are revealed to us.
Spanish with English subtitles, Director Jack Matitiahu, 2008, 70 minutes.
Turkey’s Sephardim: 500 Years
This color film tells the story of Turkey’s Sephardic Jews in modern times after 500 years of existence on the lands of the Ottoman Empire, -- since 1492. The producer traveled throughout Turkey recording Jewish life, tales, songs, jokes and stories about themselves and others. Meet unique characters, view synagogues, learn about Sephardic life in Turkey as it is today.
English, Turkish with English subtitles, 50 minutes, Producer Laurence Salzmann
Speaker following the screening