All Events for AJC Washington, D.C.

April 19, 2019
2 for Seder: Pushing Back On Anti-Semitism with Love and Matzah!

2 for Seder: Pushing Back On Anti-Semitism with Love and Matzah!

Six months after Pittsburgh, the Jewish Community is still in shock.

It’s time to push back against anti-Semitism.

Participate in 2 for Seder and welcome two non-Jews to your family Seder this year.

We are partnering with 2 for Seder to help Jews across the country build bridges with neighbors and acquaintances who have never been to a Seder. By opening your home Seder to neighbors, you actively fill the vacuum created by ignorance and closed doors.

2 for Seder is a national event held in memory of Joyce Fienberg, who was murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Learn more at www.2forseder.org.

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May 12, 2019
5.12.19 Washington Jewish Film Festival: Forgotten Soldier

Washington Jewish Film Festival: Forgotten Soldier

Come see a great documentary at the Washington Jewish Film Festival. This week's screening is the Forgotten Soldier.

In May 1940, a young Dutchman named Sally Noach escaped from Belgium days before the Nazis occupied the Low Countries. Now, nearly forty years after his death, his daughter Lady Irene Hatter has decided to retrace his steps and uncover the truth behind her father’s wartime exploits.

Sunday, May 12 3:15 PM AFI Silver Theatre

Monday, May 13 8:20 PM E Street Cinema

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May 18, 2019
5.18.19 Washington Jewish Film Festival: Carl Laemmle

Washington Jewish Film Festival: Carl Laemmle

Another great documentary to be seen. This time, it is about the Universal Pictures Founder! Come see Carl Laemmle.

Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle produced hundreds of blockbuster comedies, westerns, and monster movies, earning him respect as a founding father of modern cinema. Remarkably, this professional success pales in comparison with his humanitarian deeds.

Saturday, May 18 8:20 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

Saturday, May 25 6:00 PM AFI Silver Theatre

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May 19, 2019
5.19.19 The 21%: The Lives of Arab Citizens of Israel

The 21%: The Lives of Arab Citizens of Israel

AJC is proud to co-sponser with JxJ for the 9th annual in-depth exploration of the daily lives and challenges of Arab Citizens of Israel.

The program will feature screenings of two mid-length films—Freedom Train from director Tawfik Abu Wael, and Be/Longing by Amit Breuer—followed by a conversation with the main subject of Be/Longing, Amal Rihan and JDC Israel Tevet’s Director of Employment Programs for Arabs and for Career Advancement, Suzan Hasan. The discussion will be moderated by Ron Gerlitz, Co-Executive Director, Sikkuy: The
Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality.

Arab Citizens of Israel Sunday, May 19, 4:30 Pm - 7:00 PM
AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, MD

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May 23, 2019
5.23.19 Washington Jewish Film Festival: The Accountant of Auschwitz

Washington Jewish Film Festival: The Accountant of Auschwitz

This documentary at the Washington Jewish Film Festival is not to be missed. The Accountant of Auschwitz screens on May 23 and 26.

In 2015, 94-years old Oskar Gröning—the Accountant of Auschwitz—was finally prosecuted for the murder of 300,000 Jews. This gripping documentary presents the race against time to prosecute the last living Nazi war criminals, while raising questions about the very nature of justice.

Thursday, May 23 6:10 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

Sunday, May 26 2:45 PM AFI Silver Theatre

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