Reclaiming Patriotism

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Upcoming Special Events - Reclaiming Patriotism

Reclaiming Patriotism Book Launch at the Elliott School

Tuesday, October 1 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Free event - please RSVP

Lindner Family Commons (Room 602, 6th Floor), 1957 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20052

Washington Jewish Film Festival - Jewish Identity Through Filim

Movie posters for Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, Ida, and The Attack

Screenings and Dialogues led by Professor Amitai Etzioni

Through the course of seven sessions—and seven seminal films curated by the professor Amitai Etzioni —we will explore a range of perspectives on the legacy of the Shoah, the Eastern European Jewish experience, the Zionist project, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the role of women in Orthodox Jewish society and more.

After each screening, Professor Etzioni will lead an audience dialogue. Each session is pay-what-you-can, and attendees can come to as many or as few as they choose. Light snacks, coffee and tea will be provided between the films screening and discussions that follow.

Amitai Etzioni is a University Professor and Professor of International Relations at The George Washington University. He is the author of My Brother’s Keeper.




Sunday, October 6, 3:00 PM – Sarah’s Key
Sunday, October 13, 3:00 PM – Ida
Sunday, October 20, 2:30 PM – Sunshine
Sunday, October 27, 3:00 PM – The Attack
Sunday, November 3, 3:00 PM – In the Land of Pomegranates
Sunday, November 10, 3:00 PM – Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Sunday, November 17, 3:00 PM – Exodus (1st half only)


Click the links above to obtain tickets for the movies that interest you! The tickets are pay-what-you-choose.


Upcoming Arena Civil Dialogues

All Dialogues will be held at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC. For each event, there will be a reception at 5:00 pm. The Dialogues will begin at 5:30 pm and end promptly at 7:00 pm. These events are free, but registration is required.

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