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The 31st Annual Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, presented by the Mayerson JCC, will again showcase a variety of films and documentaries though February 27 at locations throughout the region. Frances Kahan from the festival is in the studio with David Delegator to discuss the wide range of presentations and topics, including the wrap-up documentary about the Broadway classic, "Fiddler on the Roof."

The 30th Anniversary of the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival returns starting February 2 and will spotlight 13 full-length feature films and several shorts during its run through February 21. 

Twelve films will be part of this year's Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, kicking off February 1. 

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The Beyond Civility project allows people to explore the barriers and bridges to effective dialogue. Next Wednesday, September 27, Beyond Civility will present the panel discussion, Can we heal the divide? The Role of Government, which will address our divided society.

For the sixth year, the healing power of music is the focus of the Music & Medicine Conference, happening Friday, October 13 at the Mayerson JCC

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Until the creation of the State of Israel, Jews have always been the minority population, no matter where they lived. But after two thousand years, Israel has created the unique situation of a Christian minority in a Jewish country. And today Christians and Jews are trying to create a shared Israeli society.

On June 14, the Mayerson JCC will host a performance of the one-woman show, Images: Remembrances of the Holocaust - The Eva Schloss Story at 7pm. 

February 4 is the kick-off to this year's Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, titled "Secrets. Journeys. Discoveries." 

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The United States and Israel have enjoyed an unusually strong alliance based on common interests and values for decades, a bond both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama declared, "unbreakable" during a meeting the two had in September.

The next production from Queen City Chamber Opera is Handel’s "Israel in Egypt," happening April 14 and 17 at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center.

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Jennifer Teege, an adopted German-Nigerian woman, made a shocking discovery at age 38 from a library book: her grandfather, Amon Goeth, was a sadistic Nazi war criminal. The commandant of the Plaszow concentration camp in German-occupied Poland, Goeth was known as the “Butcher of Plaszów.” She realized he would have killed her if he had met her.

Twelve films will make up this year’s Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, happening at 5 venues between February 6-25.

The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA), located on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, was established in 1947 to collect, preserve, and make available for research, materials on the history of Jews and Jewish communities in the Western Hemisphere. Today, the AJA is the world’'s largest free-standing research center dedicated solely to the study of the American Jewish experience.

  Since its premiere, the film documentary Hate Crimes in the Heartland has been used to spark awareness of and discussions about diversity, inclusion and justice, issues communities across the country are grappling with. Joining us to explore the film’'s messages and to discuss relations within and injustices faced by the Jewish and Arab communities are Hate Crimes in the Heartland’'s creator, filmmaker Rachel Lyon, and Shakila Ahmad, president of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.