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The 21st Anniversary of the Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival continues with

Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 2 PM – Ma’abarot

Ma’abarot is the first documentary project about the story of the Israeli transit camps.  The transit camps were a controversial enterprise, housing hundreds of thousands of new immigrants from various parts of the world, transitioning them into becoming part of the Israeli cultural tapestry.  The film unravels the many stories of the camp residents, examining and discovering many surprising new details, shattering common stereotypes of the current Israeli discourse.

Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 2 PM – Shared Legacies

The often-forgotten story of the coalition and friendship between the Jewish and African American communities during the Civil Rights Movement. The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this fascinating, urgent call to action. Common cause was found in the turbulent ‘60s Civil Rights era, as Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at racial equality and harmony. Yet, the relationship has frayed in recent years, as a once mighty bond of support and respect has seemingly faded, been forgotten, or ignored.

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