Sunday March 15, from 7-10pm ET
Detroit Public TV presents an evening showcasing Jewish history throughout the world and the contributions of the Jewish community to southeast Michigan.
Detroit Remember When: The Jewish Community
From Detroit Public Television and award-winning producers Sue Marx and Allyson Rockwell comes this 50-minute retrospective documentary about Jewish life in Detroit. The film traces the roots of Jews in Detroit from the 1700’s with the arrival of the first Jewish fur trader in Detroit and culminates in the importance of Jewish leadership in the political, civil rights, arts, cultural and educational life of the region today. Told through interviews, archival footage, home movies and historic photographs, the film will bring back warm memories of cherished traditions for those who grew up in Detroit’s large, close-knit community. The film also features entertaining interviews and archival footage of Detroit leaders like Sen. Carl Levin, Rep. Sander Levin, Joe Nederlander, Max Fisher and many more in this entertaining and enriching documentary for Jews and non-Jews alike. Learn More >
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II
This is the profound and remarkable story of the 550,000 Jewish Americans who served their country in World War II. These brave men and women fought for their nation and for Jewish people worldwide. Like all Americans, they fought against fascism, but they also waged a more personal fight – to save their brethren in Europe. Jewish servicemen were also among the first to assist the survivors of the Nazi concentration camps liberated by American troops. After years of struggle, these soldiers emerged transformed, more powerfully American and more deeply Jewish, determined to continue the fight for equality and tolerance at home. Learn More >