5th Annual Gainesville Jewish Film Festival on March 22-31 at the Hippodrome State Theatre.
Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 pm: 24 Days
Monday, March 23 at 7:00 pm: Make Me A Match & Sacred Sperm (Documentary double feature)
Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 pm: The Hidden Spring & T.B.A. (Double feature)
Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 pm: There and Here & Farewell, Herr Schwartz (Double feature)
Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 pm: Hit’Abdut
Sunday, March 29, Matinee at 3:00 pm: East and West
Sunday, March 29 at 7:00 pm: Gett
Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm: A Borrowed Identity
Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 pm: Friends From France

"East & West 2: A Concert of Jewish Cantorial Music" annual concert featuring Hagay Batzri, Yaakov Lemmer, Shai Bachar Yair Dalal, Frank London, Dror Sinaiis. Wednesday, March 25 at 7 pm, Congregation B’Nai Israel and Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm, Jacksonville Jewish Center.

  • Made possible by the JCNCF, The Shorstein & Levin families of Jacksonville, Nadine & Desmond Schatz, the Center for Jewish Studies Tree of Life Fund, the Gary Gerson Lecture Series and the Morris & Mikki Futernick Visiting Professorship.
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A talk by Ron Schechter on Monday, March 30 at 4 pm in the History Conference Room, 005 Keene-Flint Hall.
Ronald Schechter (Ph.D., Harvard, 1993) is Associate Professor of History at the College of William and Mary. He is the author of Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003), translator/editor of Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing with Related Documents (Boston and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2004) and co-author (with artist Liz Clarke) of Mendoza the Jew: Boxing, Manliness and Nationalism. A Graphic History (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Daniel Mendoza (1765-1836), a Sephardic Jew from London, was Britain’s boxing champion from 1790 to 1795. He enjoyed unparalleled fame and earned enormous sums of money for his matches, which drew large crowds and were widely reported in the press. As a “professor of pugilism” who gave lessons and wrote a book on boxing, he helped to popularize a sport that was widely viewed as quintessentially British. Although he was occasionally the object of anti-Jewish, he was widely respected and imitated.

All events are Free and open to the public.

With appreciation...These programs are made possible by our sponsors, Schram Memorial Endowment, Melton Jewish Studies Endowment, Gerson Lecture Series, Breier Visiting Fellowship, Kahn Visiting Scholar Fund, Gerson Visiting Professor Fund, Futernick Professorship Fund, and Jewish Council of North Central Florida.

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