RWU Fall 2013 Film/Speaker Series on the Jewish Experience

Posted 11/11/13
Event Date
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Event Location
RWU Global Heritage Hall Building, Room G01
1 Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI
Additional Info
2:30 p.m.

Associate professor of English and Folklore at Fitchburg State University Michael Hoberman will speak about his book, “NewIsrael/New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America” whichtells the story of the Sephardic merchants who traded and sojourned in Boston and Newport between the mid-seventeenth century and the American Revolution. Following the lecture will be a film screening of “The Lady in Number 6,” shortlisted for an Academy Award for Documentary, this inspirational film depicts 109-year old Alice Herz Sommer, the world's oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor, sharing her story on how to achieve a long and happy life.

The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. This event is a collaboration of the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation, and Roger Williams University.

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