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Film: A Kippah in the Carribean

November 16, 7pm at Congregation Havurah Shalom, 825 NW 18th Ave, Portland

Ticket Info: General Public $8, OJMCHE, IJS and Havurah members $5, free with RSVP for Wednesday night religious schools

A Kippah in the Caribbean is a Dutch documentary about Jewish-Caribbean identity produced by Tanja Fraaij and Mike Ho Sam Sooi. The film follows in the footsteps of the Jews who were driven out of Portugal and Spain, first to Amsterdam and Brazil, and finally to Curacao and Suriname. Included are the voices of 20 Caribbean Jews and an exploration of the traces of Jewish identity that can still be found in Antillean and Surinamese customs, language, and cooking. The film also examines the future for the Jewish community in Curacao, Aruba, and Surinam.    

This film is part of Portland Jewish Book Month, an inter-organizational group dedicated to encouraging adult Jewish literacy. The 2016  book selection is A Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman, "a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro — the Father of Impressionism".  

Co-sponored by Congregation Havurah Shalom, Institute for Judaic Studies and Oregon Jewish Museum/Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE).