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DocJewmentary Film: Rosenwald

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 24 Tishrei 5780

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The first film in our DocJewmentary series, ROSENWALD tells the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler who never finished high school, who rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build 5,300 schools, providing 660,000 black children with access to education in the segregated American South. Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Julius Rosenwald used his wealth to become one of America's most effective philanthropists. Tickets Info: Members: $5/film or $25/series Non-members: $18/film or $80/series

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