Events
Day-of-Education

5TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION DAY ON ARAB CITIZENS OF ISRAEL

Sunday, February 22, 1:30pm-5:00pm – DCJCC

Join us for a day of in-depth exploration of the daily lives and challenges of Arab citizens of Israel.

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SPECIAL DINNER HOSTED BY DGS DELICATESSEN

Saturday, February 21, 7:00pm (following Deli Man screening and Q&A at the DCJCC)

In conjunction with the screening of Deli Man, Nick Wiseman, owner of DGS Delicatessen, prepares a special menu for filmgoers.

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HERE’S ROOKING AT YOU, KID

Sunday, February 22, 12:45 pm – DCJCC

Chess lessons, games, and a simul-match following the screening of The Polgar Variant. All ages and levels of players (including beginners) are welcome to join!

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LUNCHTIME TALK AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WITH RUTH DISKIN

Tuesday, February 24, 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Library of Congress

Leading Israeli documentary distributor Ruth Diskin discusses the state of Israeli cinema today.

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LUNCHTIME TALK AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WITH PETER ASCOLI, ALELIA BUNDLES AND AVIVA KEMPNER

Tuesday, February 24, 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Library of Congress

Peter Ascoli, Julius Rosenwald biographer, in conversation with journalist Alelia Bundles and filmmaker Aviva Kempner (The Rosenwald Schools) about Julius Rosenwald ‘s support for the building of African American YMCAs throughout America, with the help of Madame CJ Walker, an early twentieth century entrepreneur, philanthropist, arts patron and activist.

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ISRAEL SCREENED: THE STATE OF ISRAELI DOCUMENTARY CINEMA

Tuesday, February 24, 7:00pm – DCJCC

Leading Israeli documentary distributor Ruth Diskin offers a state of the cinema address, looking at the evolving landscape of Israeli documentary filmmaking.

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LUNCHTIME TALK AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WITH DAVID BROZA AND MIRA AWAD

Wednesday, February 25, 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Library of Congress

Israeli musicians David Broza and Mira Awad discuss the making of the film and album East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem as well as the power of music to build a shared society in Israel.

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MR. SMITH’S PIANO BAR SALUTE TO LIONEL BART

Wednesday, February 25, 9:00pm-1:00am

DC’s top piano bar, Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown, gets in on the act! In preparation for our screening of Lionel Bart: Reviewing the Situation, superstar piano man Jon Adelson tinkles the ivories with a special dash of Lionel Bart’s musical catalog including hit tunes from Oliver!

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LAUGHS & COCKTAILS WITH JDATE

Thursday, February 26, 6:30pm – DCJCC

Join J Date and singles from around the city for an evening of drinks, laughs, and new friends.Start off the evening with the raucous romantic comedy You Must Be Joking, before heading to cocktails with cast & crew!

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ROADS TAKEN: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World 
and the Peddlers who Forged the Way

with author Hasia Diner

Thursday, February 26, 7:00pm – DCJCC

Delving further into themes raised by Hester Street and The Rosenwald Schools, Hasia Diner tells the story of millions of discontented young Jewish men who sought opportunity abroad.

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100 YEARS LATER: THE LEGACY OF BOOKER T. WASHINGTON AND JULIUS ROSENWALD 

Friday, February 27, 11:00am – Howard School of Communication
Screening Room West (3rd Floor)

Following a screening of The Rosenwald Schools, hear from a panel of speakers featuring Aviva Kempner, filmmaker; Jay Stewart, Professor of Political Science at Howard University and Stephanie Deutsch, author of You Need a Schoolhouse, Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South.

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