Film Screening & Discussion: Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Our popular documentary film and discussion series continues. Join us for a screening of Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas. Share your thoughts about the film and enjoy some popcorn!

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Larry Weinstein, this irreverent documentary tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, notably Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtracks to many of the world’s most popular holiday movies and musicals. 

Film Screening & Discussion: Prosecuting Evil

Our popular documentary film and discussion series continues. Join us for a screening of Prosecuting Evil. Share your thoughts about the film and enjoy some popcorn!

This fascinating documentary focuses on the story of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg trial prosecutor. Liberated from the camps after the Holocaust, Ferencz was only twenty-seven years old when he was called upon to lead the biggest murder trial in history as his first case. 

Film Screening & Discussion: Who Will Write Our History

NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD OFF-SITE, at the Warner Center Marriott, located at 21850 W. Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. 

AJU's Whizin Center, in conjunction with the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), presents this critically acclaimed documentary about a clandestine group of scholars and community leaders within the Warsaw Ghetto who fought the Nazis with pen and paper by hiding treasured archives that were found after the war. 

Movie Matinees at the Sperber: Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art and The Szyk Haggadah (Two Short Films)

Join us for a screening of Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art and The Szyk Haggadah (Two Short Films). Share your thoughts about the films and enjoy some popcorn!

These two short documentaries follow the life and work of famed Jewish cartoonist and illustrator Arthur Szyk. A master of miniature painting and calligraphy, Szyk brought his unmistakable style to biblical stories, literary classics, and political caricature and cartoon. Szyk was a committed activist, advocating for religious tolerance and racial equality for minorities.