Cinema Judaica: The Epic Cycle (1947-1971)

Friday, February 3, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Event Schedule: Fri

Hollywood films in the three decades after World War II portrayed 4000 years of Jewish historical identity and, in some of the biggest box office hits of all time, transformed the image of the Jew from embattled to triumphant. This exhibit features bold posters and advertising materials for films ranging from Samson and Delilah and Ben-Hur, to The Ten Commandments and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as rare posters from films of limited distribution that were produced by Jewish or Israeli filmmakers during this period. Jean Bloch Rosensaft, Director of the HUC-JIR Museum notes, "These iconic images influenced the positive Jewish self-image of the "boomer generation" and provided a cultural and sociological context for the successful Americanization of the Jewish Experience, which we continue to enjoy in our own time."

This exhibit was created by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum.

This event is made possible by: Sabes JCC

No registration required for this event.

Contact Information

Marley Richman
Jewish Cultural Arts Director
Phone: 651-255-4757