IJWC Year-Round Films & Speakers


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The 1960 Otto Preminger-directed blockbuster Exodus brought the story of the "aliyah bet" ship Exodus to world attention. Starring Paul Newman as the leader of the rescue action, the film depicted a larger than life hero who was determined to bring several thousand Holocaust survivors to "The Promised Land." This two-part event will feature a virtual presentation by EBIJFF Director Riva Gambert, who will share the true story of "Ari" (not his real name) and the ship's mixed crew of Palestinian Jews and American former soldiers who hoped to sail a battered, vastly overcrowded ship from a French port to post-WWII Palestine despite Great Britain's decision to hunt it down.

The riveting and upbeat documentary Exodus 1947 will stream for five days (August 15 - 19). It is narrated by the late Morley Safer of 60 Minutes. The lecture by Riva Gambert will begin online on Thursday, August 18 at 3 PM PDT.

Admission including the film streaming and lecture: $10. Free for IJWC Year-round subscribers who will receive complimentary registration to both. Upon registration, you will first receive a confirmation email. An hour before the first program begins which is the streaming of the filmwe will email the Vimeo link and password you need to watch the film and the Zoom link to attend the online lecture on August 18. If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest you add "notifications@wixevents.comto your contacts list as well.

Sponsored by the EBIJFF in partnership with the CCJCC and Cong. B'nai Shalom. 

Major underwriting provided by the Goldman Family Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.