The most common experience in the common era among Jews is immigration. A poll by the Pew Forum revealed that one out of every four Jewish people living within the U.S. today immigrated here from somewhere else. In the 1880s, at the time of the Russian Jewish great migration to the United States, two-thirds of the world's Jews lived in Russia and Poland. Today, Israel and the United States account for the majority of the world's Jewish population, followed by France, Canada, England, Russia, and Argentina, which is home to the largest Latin American Jewish population. Focusing on films such as The Jazz Singer, Hester Street, Sallah, and Like a Bride, we will compare and contrast the depictions of Jewish immigrants in several national cinemas, including the United States, Israel, France, and Mexico, to better understand the view of the Jewish immigrant in world cinema.
$10.00 per person (if register prior to October 5, 2017)
FREE for CSP Members and educators who register early
$18.00 at the door
Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)