THE CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE AND CREATIVITY
ANNOUNCES THE L.A. PREMIERE OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM
“YIDDISH THEATER: A LOVE STORYâ€?
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 AT 2:00 PM AT THE MANN CHINESE THEATERS HOLLYWOOD
FAIF International Film Festival
FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION AT THE TRASTEVERE RESTAURANT (sponsored by Wells Fargo)

The film, directed by award winning filmmaker Dan Katzir and produced by Ravit Markus,
under the auspices of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, is a must-see for anyone who loves theater.

Enter the funny, larger-than-life world of Yiddish Theater today through this powerful documentary film
about the amazing woman who has kept the oldest running Yiddish Theater in America alive.
Zypora Spaisman is a Holocaust survivor who conquers all hearts in her passion for art, life and Yiddish.

Shot in real time in one of the coldest winters in New York, Zypora’s theater has one week to raise funding
to keep their show going. Many miracles occur during this week, but will they be enough to save this
critically acclaimed Yiddish show?

Seating for the screening is limited, but $11.00 tickets are available in advance online at www.MagicalFilmFest.com/37.html until Monday October 2nd or at the box office from Friday October 6th subject to availability. Parking is available at the underground structure at the Hollywood Highland Entertainment Complex for $2 after box office validation

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 • 7:30 pm
The Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust
is a division of the Center for Jewish Ethics at the University of Judaism.
Please join us for the premiere of the documentary
Swimming in Auschwitz. This film intertwines the paths
of six Jewish women who find themselves deported to
the notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Through their eyes, we are witness to the female
experience of the Holocaust. While subject to the same physical hardships as men,
these women do not dwell on that. They speak of camp families and faith, uplifting one
another while trying to remain human. Swimming in Auschwitz gives us a unique
perspective on the camp, its surroundings and the Holocaust thatwe need to experience
and remember so that we never forget. Following the movie, there will be a panel
discussion with the women featured in the film: Eva Beckmann, Rena Drexler, Renee
Firestone, Erika Jacobi, Lili Majzner and Linda Sherman, and Jon Kean, the director.
The Sigi Ziering Institute presents
SWIMMING
IN AUSCHWITZ
A film by Jon Kean
To RSVP, please call Tosha Petronicolos at 310-440-1279
or email tpetronicolos@uj.edu
At the Gindi Auditorium, University of Judaism
15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel-Air, California 90077

On WED, October 11 at 2:30pm, in honor of the Jewish High Holiday Yom Kippur, we present a story from KCRW’s RADIO series, Jewish Short Stories from Eastern Europe and Beyond.  A Ghetto Dog by Isaiah Spiegel is read by Lauren Bacall.  Leonard Nimoy, the series narrator, introduces the story for us.