Arts & Culture

Did Ken Burns Explain America and the Holocaust?

Finally we got the whole story: Americans hate Jews and others.  The nation's mood has not changed, the past is the present, the present is the past. This according to Ken Burns.

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America and the Holocaust: A Filmmaker’s Perspective

As the producer and director of a PBS film on America’s response to the Holocaust some years ago, I was at first delighted to learn that Ken Burns has now likewise made a film for broadcast on PBS about how our country responded to the Nazi genocide. But some advance publicity for the broadcast raises questions as to whether his film will accurately portray key issues such as U.S. refugee policy and the failure to bomb Auschwitz.

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New Video Series Explores American Jewish Communities Through Food

In its latest effort to strengthen the bond between Israel and American Jewry, the Ruderman Family Foundation this month launched a 10-part original video series, “Jewish Foodie.” The series aims to encourage Israelis to deepen their knowledge about U.S. Jewish communities, and Jewish Americans to become better acquainted with their rich and diverse heritage and culture, all accomplished through a rich and fascinating culinary journey of Jewish food across the U.S.

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The Grace of Aging

I recently read “Compassion is the ultimate mitzvah.” As a Jew, this is a beacon of tenderness for my heart and mind to stay on track in life.

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ReelAbilities Film Festival in Boulder, Denver, Virtual This Month

ReelAbilities presents: A.K.A. Doc Pomus , one of three films screening at the Boulder JCC

In partnership with the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center, the Boulder JCC is thrilled to be the newest host site of ReelAbilities, the international film festival dedicated to promoting and celebrating authentic stories and creative expressions of people with disabilities, both in front of and behind the camera. 

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“The U.S. and the Holocaust” to Premiere September 18, 2022 on PBS

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THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a new three-part documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history. The series will air September 18, 19 and 20, at 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app.

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‘ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver’ Promotes Awareness and Appreciation of People with Different Disabilities Through Film

–The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center is hosting the second annual Colorado-based ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver in-person in Denver and Boulder from August 24-28 and virtually from August 24-31.

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