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Cultural arts is bursting with excitement at the David Posnack JCC. For the last several years our Patrons have enthusiastically embraced our book, film and music festivals. We are poised to once again make this season's cultural arts programming the best in our JCC history, and we are pleased to offer our Patron of the Arts supporters wonderful benefits, recognition and exclusive swag and perks throughout our three festivals.
Diane & Barry Wilen Jewish Book Festival • Jewish Film Festival • JTalks Series
Yom HaShoah Film Presentation
A Blind Hero: The Love of Otto Weidt
Tuesday, May 3 | 8:00 p.m.
World Gold Medal for Best Docudrama New York Festivals 2015
Official Selection Haifa Int'l Film Festival
This day is commemorated by Jewish communities and individuals worldwide to remember the victims of the Holocaust.
A Blind Hero finally brings to light the story of an “unsung Schindler,” Otto Weidt, and his daring rescue of his blind and deaf Jewish employees, preventing them from being sent to the camps and his desperate journey to save his love Alice Licht and her entire family from the gas chamber, all while he, himself, was almost completely blind.
This powerful, docu-drama depicts this little-known story of love, devotion and selflessness with award-winning journalist Inge Deutschkron providing her incredible personal account of Weidt’s efforts to save her and the rest of his employees from the Nazis.
Director: Kai Christiansen / German / German with English subtitles / Running time:90 minutes
DPJCC Members $9 • Community $10
Yom Hazikaron Program
Monday, May 9 | 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for a special ceremony to honor and remember those who have given their lives in the pursuit of freedom and well-being for all. This is Israel’s official day of remembrance that was enacted into Israeli law in 1963. While traditionally Yom Hazikaron has been dedicated to fallen soldiers, commemoration has now been extended to civilian victims of political violence and terrorism.
Israeli Independence Day Festival
Sunday, May 22 • Noon
C.B. Smith Park | 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines 33028
Activities for the entire family • Fabulous Food • Entertainment • Music • Taste of Israel