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- Adult Learning
The American Jewish Experience in Film with Rabbi Sisenwine with TBE Online
- Thursday, July 2
- 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
- Program Leader: Rabbi Joel Sisenwine
Hester Street follows a Jewish immigrant Yankel Bogovnik as he and his family settle into their new life on the Lower East Side. Having emigrated three years before his wife Gitl and son arrived, he assimilated to life in America rather quickly and has fallen in love with another woman. When his wife arrives he sees that she is not “American” looking and has trouble assimilating as quickly as he would want her to.
In 1944, in Brooklyn, two Jewish kids become friends. One is from a very conservative family, and the other is more liberal. The issues of importance of tradition, parental expectations and the formation of Israel cause constant friction.
Watch on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Chosen-Jeremy-Kagan/dp/B01LX6ULCV
August 6: Avalon
This drama, largely based on the family history of director Barry Levinson, follows the immigrant Krichinsky clan as they settle in Baltimore during the early 20th century. While Sam Krichinsky establishes roots in the city and finds a wife, his ambitious son, Jules, who changes his last name to Kaye, tries to live the American Dream by opening an appliance store, revealing cultural and generational gaps.
Watch on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Avalon-Mindy-Loren-Isenstein/dp/B003AHBW4S