Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin


Congregation Neveh Shalom, Israel 360 and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland are pleased to invite you to a free online screening of documentary, Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin, to be enjoyed anytime between October 31-November 5, 2021. Then join us for a free Zoom discussion with the film’s director, Jonathan Gruber, on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:00pm.


Watch the incredible life story of former Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin—imprisoned by the Soviets, orphaned by the Holocaust, crowned Peacemaker by the Nobel Prize Committee--in this captivating documentary. With evocative imagery, rarely seen archival materials, and revealing interviews with those who knew him, Upheaval portrays the life and essence of this brilliant, tough, complex, loving, and proud man who never compromised when the survival of Israel and the Jewish people were at stake.


To view a trailer for the movie, go to:



Event: Discussion with the Director, Jonathan Gruber

November 4th at 7:00 PM


Jonathan Gruber has been directing, writing, and producing award-winning documentary films for more than 20 years. His documentaries are immersive viewing experiences, and include Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos, Follow Me, Life Is a Banquet, Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray, STU, and Pola’s March. He was also the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the MSNBC series, The Story of Cool.


Congregation Neveh Shalom's Israel360 in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland


For questions, contact Rachel Nelson at

rachel@jewishportland.org; 503-892-7415