Exploring Jewish History through Film
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As this is bound to be an unusual summer, we would like to offer a special summer program that will explore Jewish history through film. We believe this summer offers a unique opportunity to explore these issues in a fun and educational way for your kids.
For kids ages 10 and up we have been developing a curriculum for teaching the last 100 years of Jewish history through film, video and literature. The idea is to dive into both the history and the political questions the events bring up, beginning with the birth of Zionism, the Holocaust and the creation of the State of Israel, Israeli-Palestinian questions, prosecution of Nazi war criminals, Jewish engagement in the Civil Rights movement and the Anti-Vietnam protests, Jewish voices against Apartheid, and the all the way into present day with new organizations emerging to work on immigration, racism, climate and occupation.
Each week will feature one or two movies, and we will guide students through the Jewish, ethical and political contexts. We feel that also in the context of embracing the kids’ Jewish identity will add depth and substance to the process.
We will be offering three groups:
Ages 10-12 once a week – Mondays, 4-5 pm
Ages 12-14 once a week – Thursdays, 4-5 pm
Ages 11-13 twice a week – Tuesdays and Fridays, 3-4 pm.
10 sessions, once a week – $400
19 sessions, twice a week – $720
5 sessions, once a week – $225 (if you wish your child to join only part of the semester, we can work with you on that just be in touch about the dates.)