Brunch & Learn

When:
April 17, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 10:30 am

Wednesday, January 29, Tuesday, February 18, Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, April 17 and Wednesday, May 14

Cost

$3 Members / $5 Non-Members in Advance.
$5 Members / $7 Non-Members at the Door.

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The next Katz JCC Brunch & Learn Event will take place on Thursday, April 17 at 10:30 AM.  We will enjoy a delicious brunch followed by a speaker and a documentary on the big screen. April’s speaker is Josh Cutler, Program Director at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC, who will speak about his most recent trip, a Jewish Religious Mission, to visit the Jewish communities of Havana and Cienfuegos, Cuba.

After the presentation, we will watch the movie, JUBANOS: The Jews of Cuba. Cuba is known for its revolutionary leaders, communism, cigars, and 50’s cars. However, religion does not define this small island. When the Cuban Revolution hit in 1961, religion was banned, leaving the Cuban Jewish Community struggling to sustain itself for nearly three decades. JUBANOS: The Jews of Cuba, tells the humbling story of the 1,500 Jews who remained in the country despite the difficulties. With exclusive interviews from members of the scattered Jewish community, this documentary explores how the new generation re-learned what so many had previously forgotten. The journey to rediscovering and reviving Jewish life raises questions about faith, sustenance, strength, and the future, which the Cuban Jews continue to face up until today.