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"People and Places of the Syracuse Jewish Community" free film screening Oct. 30

Photo collage of scenes from the film People and Places of the Syracuse Jewish Community.

On Sunday, October 30, the Judaic Heritage Center, in partnership with the JCC of Syracuse and the Jewish Federation of Central New York, will host a free showing of People and Places of the Syracuse Jewish Community, the new video by Jay Lurie.

Production of this video is the culmination of a two-year project by Jay. As in his first video, he digs back into the stories of the Syracuse Jewish community. Through extensive interviews, he gives new insight into the people and families who helped Syracuse, and its Jewish community, grow and prosper. Included in this video is one of the last interviews ever done with famed basketball star Dolph Schayes.

The showing will take place from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Anne and Hy Miller Auditorium of the Jewish Community Center. It will include free refreshments. Copies of the new video will be available for sale. The whole community is invited to this event. Come share in nostalgia of the past as captured by Jay!

The current project of the Judaic Heritage Center is to establish a permanent Jewish exhibit at the Onondaga Historical Association museum in downtown Syracuse. Working with OHA and the Jewish Federation, the JHC under the project leadership of Michael Moss is in the process of collecting pictures and stories of the Syracuse Jewish community, businesses, entertainers, and athletes, to be put into an exhibit that will include interactive touch-screen computer displays. The goal of the exhibit is to show visitors the Jewish community’s contributions to the development of Syracuse and Central New York.

The JHC is always looking for volunteers to work on its projects. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Howard Port at (315) 449-1200.