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Aviva Kempner appears on Jewish Historical Society panel about Jews and Baseball

I celebrated opening day in D.C. a day early by participating in a panel on Jews and baseball at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. I had a wonderful time discussing Hank Greenberg and other great Jewish ballplayers with … Continue reading

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National Youth Baseball Academy brings sunlight to a rained out exhibition day

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg was dedicated to the return of baseball to Washington, D.C. Happily, professional baseball came back to us in the nation’s capital in 2005. The city agreed to pay for the stadium, and the … Continue reading

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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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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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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg screens at Riverside’s Temple Beth El

On April 15th, Aviva Kempner presented a screening of her film, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, to an appreciative audience at Temple Beth El on Central Avenue in Riverside, California. Hank Greenberg was accompanied by another of Ms. … Continue reading

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Riverside: Writer, producer and director to speak

Writer, producer and director Aviva Kempner will present her films at Temple Beth El in Riverside, on April 15, 2012. Click to read the full article.

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“Moneyball” is a Winner

Not since The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg’s theatrical release has there been such a fun and “real baseball” film about America’s favorite pastime than “Moneyball.”  Based on Michael Lewis’ book of the same name, the witty film tracks … Continue reading

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