Film, Films, Veterans

Happy Veterans Day!

On this Veterans Day, the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council thanks and honors all who have served.   We are forever grateful for the sacrifices our veterans have made to protect our freedoms, and we salute them!

Since colonial days, American Jews have served in our country’s military. The following video tells their stories.

 

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Antisemitism, Film, Films, Holocaust, Yom HaShoah

GI JEWS will premiere nationwide TONIGHT! Wednesday 4/11 at 10 p.m. on PBS!

IN HONOR OF HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

GI Jew

GI JEWS: JEWISH AMERICAN S IN WORLD WAR II tells the extraordinary story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II, and features original interviews with Mel Brooks, Max Fuchs, Si Lewen, Henry Kissinger, Deborah Dash Moore, Robert Morgenthau, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Sarna and others.

In their own words, WWII veterans bring their war experiences to life: how they fought for their nation and their people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed.

Read more about the film and watch the trailer here.

Events, Films, Fundraisers, Youth

Fundraiser: Screening of “The Mighty Atom” With Pre-Show Performance By Local Strongman “The Crusher”

On January 14, 2018, the Merrick Jewish Centre is hosting a terrific fundraiser to raise money for the construction of a youth lounge.  Please come out to support this important fundraiser! (Participants do not have to be MJC members).

MJC will be screening “The Mighty Atom,” a documentary that tells the story of Joseph Greenstein, who at 5’4″ became the world’s strongest man.  The film’s director, Stephen Greenstein, is Joseph Greenstein’s grandson, and will lead a Q&A following the film.

There also will be a pre-show performance from local strongman Steve “The Crusher” Weiner!

Price includes popcorn and bottled water.

The event starts at 4:00 p.m. and will be held at MJC’s Center for Jewish Life, located at 225 Fox Blvd in Merrick.

The Mighty Atom