Sunday Salon: My Dear Children
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Adult Reading Room, RAMBAM Center (Library)
Sunday Salon Series
Join us on most Sundays as we review books, movies and art. We meet at 10:00 am in the Adult Reading Room, located in our beautiful RAMBAM Center. Enjoy a light nosh with your friends too!
No charge, but please let us know you'll be joining us so that we have enough snacks for everyone. To RSVP or for more information contact Etta Gold, 786.264.6543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Dear Children
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami brings us the screening of a remarkable documentary — My Dear Children — a story of Jewish faith, family and tragedy that reverberated for generations. It is highly likely that if you are an American Jew, you have roots in Eastern Europe and share Feiga's story, rarely written down by its subjects, thus mostly unknown to their progeny. Many know little about the waves of pogroms that swept across Eastern Europe from the 1880s through 1921. The pogroms in the years following the Russian Revolution of 1917 killed tens of thousands of Jews and marked the beginning of the near-obliteration of Jewish life from an area of the world to which nearly 80% of the world's Jewry can trace its roots.
Feiga Shamis, a Jewish mother of 12, wrote about those years in a rare first-hand account. What happened drove her to make a choice no mother should ever have to make, but it was a choice that ensured the survival of two of her children.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH A TRAILER OF "My Dear Children"
This program is being brought to us by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami.