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Northern California Tour - Palo Alto

On our second day we went to Palo Alto for a screening with Progressive Jewish Alliance, which had organized this event as the kick off for their "Mid-Peninsula" chapter.

It was fantastic to screen the film within a faith community, and to reach an audience that included many retirees, as so many of our screenings have been for student groups. It was very emotional for a lot of people, who talked about their family experiences and especially how they related to the Tenement Museum scene in Made in L.A., which connects the story of today's immigrants to Jewish immigrants who came to the Lower East Side in the early 1900s. (To read a blog about my visit to the Tenement Museum last December click here). Many women were crying when they approached us afterwards... One of the organizers told us: "This film does half our work for us".

With organizers Sara Bolder and Zachary Lazarus (Michael Kahan had just left!)






 

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