Sephardic Winter Film Festival

March 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Congregation Ahavath Achim
3225 SW Barbur Blvd.
Ron Sidis

Double Feature
ISLAND OF ROSES, the Jews of Rhodes in Los Angeles.
When the Holocaust reached the island of Rhodes in 1944, a five hundred year civilization was destroyed. Today some of the last surviving “Rhodeslis” are living in Los Angeles. Is Sephardic culture, customs, songs and food being transmitted to children and grandchildren? This film takes a realistic view of the state of affairs in this community.
English language, 55 minutes, 1995, Producer Gregori Viens RHODES FOR EVER, A contemporary look at the Jews of Rhodes and their descendants. The film tells the remarkable but largely unknown story of these people who despite the physical destruction of their community during World War II, managed to transplant their unique Jewish culture elsewhere — notably the Congo and Europe. English Language, 56 minutes, 1995, Producer Willy Perelsztein, Speaker: TBA

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