Monday, November 12, 7:30 p.m., at the JCC
Photographing the Posthumous Landscape of Historic Jewish Sites in Western Ukraine
Speaker: David Kaufman
Sponsor: Ronnee Alter, in memory of her husband, Lloyd
Filmmaker, photographer, and documentarian David Kaufman will discuss the precarious state of Jewish material culture in a part of the world that has largely forgotten illustrious pre-war Jewish history. Using photographs of Jewish sites from many trips to Eastern Europe, he will describe the physical remnants of Jewish life in Ukraine, focusing on Lviv (Lvov) and Chermivtsi (Czemovitz), two large cities that had significant Jewish populations before the Second World War.
David Kaufman’s photographic work focuses on architecture and Jewish heritage sites. His large-scale images have been featured in eight solo exhibitions in Toronto and will be on display in 2019 at the Yiddish Book Centre in Amherst, Massachusetts. He spent 18 years working at the CBC as a producer/director of The Journal and The Fifth Estate. He has made many independent films, including a feature documentary entitled Song of the Lodz Ghetto.
Monday, November 19
Guts, Glory, and Izzat: The 1918 Liberation of Haifa
Speaker: Vinod Varapravan
Sponsors: Noam and Beryl Chernick
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