The American Jewish Historical Society will host the NYC premiere screening of There are Jews Here followed by a Q&A with the documentary’s producer and director Brad Lichtenstein on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 pm in the Forchheimer Auditorium at the AJHS (15 West 16th Street).
There are Jews Here follows the untold stories of four once thriving small American Jewish communities that are now barely holding on. Most American Jews live in large cities where they are free to define themselves in any way they wish. But almost invisible to most of the country are roughly one million Jews scattered across far-flung communities. For them Jewish identity is a daily urgent challenge; if they don’t personally uphold their communities and live affirmative Jewish lives, they and their legacies could fade away forever.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for students, seniors and AJHS members, and $12 at the door.