2018-2019 Mandelbaum Family Coronado Lecture Series

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Location: Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado


New Directions in French Films on the Holocaust: Second Generation and Beyond

Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Since 1945, hundreds of films have been made on the Holocaust. In addition to Oscar-winners like Schindler’s List and Life is Beautiful, scores of other films have chronicled diverse aspects of the Shoah. The number of existing films presents a challenge to anyone who might think of making a new Holocaust film. Are there still new things for filmmakers to say about the Holocaust, and new dimensions of the tragedy to show on screen? This talk will explore how filmmakers are finding new ways to treat the Holocaust and make it relevant to twenty-first century audiences. It will focus on recent French films about the Holocaust. Topics include athletes who died in concentration camps; how the Holocaust is relevant to students today; and the effects of the Holocaust on the second and third generations. Talk will include clips!

Lecturer: Professor Alyssa Sepinwall

Price: Free

New Directions French Films on the Holocaust: Second Generation and Beyond
Wednesday, October 10, 10:30 am - Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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Artist-Pioneers of Eretz Yisrael and the First Israeli City, Tel Aviv

Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday,November 14, 2018 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Join us to learn about two Israeli artists who were the pioneers of a new, distinctive "Eretz Israel" art style in the days prior to the foundation of Israel. Nachum Gutman and Reuven Rubin developed a unique style that was influenced by their personal experience of building a new life in Israel. In their modern and naive style, they portrayed Israel's landscapes (Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Zefat, Galillee) and inhabitants (Yemenite & Hassidic, Jews & Arabs) in a sensitive fashion. We will look at their paintings, mosaics, tapestries and books, and will discuss these artists' motivations and influences and how they influenced Israel's art world.

Lecturer: Guri Stark

Price: Free

Artist-Pioneers of Eretz Yisrael and the First Israeli City, Tel Aviv
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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Living Jewishly in the Military: How does a Nice, Jewish Boy from the South End Up as a Career Officer?

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

This lecture will intertwine LCDR Kleinman's story of growing up Jewishly in Memphis with his military experiences and the challenge of maintaining Jewish practice/identity in the military. Kleinman will describe his life at the Naval Academy and his decision to lead a more observant life, as well as his "stumbling into" military chaplaincy, an area of service that few know much about. Anecdotes about Jewish life in the Navy and Marine Corps today will be included and questions will be welcomed.

Lecturer: Rabbi Aaron Kleinman, LCDR, CHC, USN

Price: Free

Living Jewishly in the Military: How does a Nice, Jewish Boy from the South End Up as a Career Officer?
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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