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The Story of the Jews

June 30, 2019

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, repeating until July 28, 2019


The Story of the Jews by Simon Schama (PBS)

Presentation and Discussion Moderated by Dr. Steven W. Mann

Sir Simon Schama is an English historian specializing in art history, Dutch history, Jewish history and French history. He is Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York.  Professor Schama presents a five-part documentary (PBS) exploring the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day.    Presenting historical scholarship and his own family history, he takes viewers on a journey through the Biblical past to today’s challenges.  The Story of the Jews is a moving exploration of the distinctiveness and difference, separation and isolation, tolerance and prejudice that is the history of Jewish life.  But, it is also the celebration of the highest human spiritual and intellectual aspirations reflected in Jewish thought, Jewish imagination, Jewish creativity, and Jewish achievement, which have transformed the world we live in.  The Christian imagination should embrace the profound meaning that 2,000 years ago God chose to deliver Jesus to the world as a Jew.

We are living in a challenging time when understanding and loving all people is more important than ever.  Come join us to view and discuss this sobering yet uplifting documentary.

Sponsors:  First Congregational Church United Church of Christ and Beth Israel Congregation, Waterville, Maine

Dates:  Sunday, June 30,  July 7, 14, 21, and 28

Time:  From 10:45AM to 12:15PM on June 30, July 7, July 21, and July 28.  But from 9:45AM to 11:15PM on July 14.

Location: Fireside Room, First Congregational Church.


June 30, 2019


First Congregational Church, UCC
7 Eustis Parkway
Waterville, ME
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