Monthly Archives: May 2012

Monday, June 11, 7:30pm American Jewish Historical Society presents: Filming American Jewish History: A Conversation with Documentary Filmmaker Aviva Kempner

Documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner will discuss her work making films about American Jews in a public conversation with University of Pennsylvania Professor Beth Wenger. Kempner will reflect on her choices of subjects and the ways that she uses historical sources … Continue reading

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Aviva talks Greenberg at Brandeis luncheon

Last Wednesday, May 16th, Aviva Kempner spoke at a luncheon for the Brandeis National Committee at the Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, MD. Ms. Kempner showed the work in progress version of The Rosenwald Schools and addressed the audience about … Continue reading

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Bill Veeck, Baseballs Greatest Maverick by Paul Dickson

The son of former Chicago Cubs President Bill Veeck Sr., Bill Veeck Jr. was an owner of the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Browns during his Hall of Fame career. Veeck Jr. grew up watching and admiring … Continue reading

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Film Screenings at the National Museum of Jewish American History

Join the Museum as it presents diverse and engaging programs illustrating the vast and rich history of American Jews, introducing audiences to cutting-edge Jewish thought and culture, and exploring themes that transcend cultural boundaries. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg … Continue reading

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Delmon Young’s misdirected hostilities

Most baseball fans are aware of the unfortunate circumstances surrounding Delmon Young’s most recent suspension and arrest in New York. Young’s anti-Semitic comments continue the history of racial tension in Detroit and ignore the impact Tigers Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg … Continue reading

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