Exhibit: Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews

March 12 - April 26, 2019, M-F 9am-9pm | University of Washington Hillel | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Film screening: Refusenik | April 9, 2019 | 6:30-9:30pm | $5-10

Power of Protest: The Movement To Free Soviet Jews is a powerful exhibit from the National Museum of American Jewish History. The Washington State Jewish Historical Society is proud to have this exhibit as their first nationally touring exhibit, along with a companion exhibit, "The Soviet Jewish Experience: Washington State Stories." This local exhibit will highlight local efforts made to free Soviet Jews along with stories from some of those individuals who moved to Washington state from the Soviet Union. 

2019 Seattle Jewish Film Festival

March 23-31 & April 6-7, 2019 | Tickets and More Information

SJFF is an annual cinematic exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, complexity, culture, and film for everyone.

On March 31, see "Violence in the Media" by Andru Joseph Miller Zodrow, winner of the Center's 2018 Writing, Art, & Film Contest. This short film will be followed by the documentary "The Accountant of Auschwitz": In 2015, 94-year-old former German SS officer, "The Accountant of Auschwitz," admitted his guilt and went on trial.

Play: The Diary of Anne Frank

April 4 - May 19, 2019 | Seattle Children's Theatre | Ages 9+ | Tickets
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett | Adapted by Wendy Kesselman | Directed by Janet Allen

"In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."
This sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank, comes to SCT as a co-production with Indiana Repertory Theatre. Anne's words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always "fill life with living."

Exiled to Nowhere: A Rohingya Symposium

April 5-7, 2019 | Oregon Historical Society, Portland | Free and open to the public | Details

This symposium will be centered around the photography exhibit Exiled to Nowhere by documentary photographer Greg Constantine and brings together survivors, activists, and internationally renowned experts to foster a better understanding of the crisis and explore paths forward for peace, justice, and accountability.  Questions? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Silent Film: The City Without Jews

April 15, 2019 | Paramount Theater | Doors at 6:00, Show at 7:00 | Tickets and Information

The City Without Jews/Die Stadt Ohne Juden (1924), directed by H.K. Breslauer, is based on the dystopian novel of the same title by Jewish author Hugo Bettauer. This Austrian Expressionist film predicted the rise of Nazism, with Jews attacked and forced to leave their homes. Shortly after the premiere of the film in 1924, the author was murdered by a member of the Nazi Party. The film was believed to have been lost for decades. After being rediscovered in a Paris flea market in 2015, it has now been restored and returned to the cinema screen. The film will be followed by a panel discussion including our Baral Family Executive Director, Dee Simon. 

Film: Four Sisters

April 28, 2019 | Lynwood Theater, Bainbridge Island | 2:00pm | Learn More

Claude Lanzmann's last film Four Sisters will have its West Coast premiere at the Lynwood Theatre on Bainbridge Island. Starting in 1999, Claude Lanzmann made several films that could be considered satellites of SHOAH, comprised of interviews conducted in the 1970s that didn’t make it into the final, monumental work. In the last years of the late director’s life, he decided to devote a film to four women from four different areas of Eastern Europe. Film sponsored by Kol Shalom Congregation and curated by Tova Gannana. Please join us at Earth & Vine Wine Bar across the street from the Lynwood Theatre for a conversation following the film.

CIE Teen Israel Leadership Institute

May 3-5, 2019 | Hillel UW | Students in grades 10 & 11 | Learn More & Apply

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is excited to bring the Center for Israel Education, Teen Israel Leadership Institute to Jewish Puget Sound! An immersive Israel education retreat exclusively for teens. Led by Dr. Kenneth W. Stein, Emory Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History, Political Science and Israeli Studies. Enhance your Israel knowledge while building leadership skills. Qualify for a $2,500 Samis grant for use towards an approved Israel travel program. Cost: $50 includes overnight accommodations at Hillel, all programs and Kosher meals Friday through Sunday morning. 

The Parting: Music of Remembrance

May 19, 2019 | Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall | Benaroya Hall, Seattle | Details & Tickets

The world premiere of a new chamber opera by composer Tom Cipullo and librettist David Mason. Commissioned by Music of Remembrance. It's May 19, 1944 - the final evening at home for the great Hungarian poet Miklos Radnoti and his beautiful devoted wife Fanni. Foreseeing his likely fate in a forced labor camp, Radnoti wonders as we often do why we are given life: "To learn what love is. To live. To make beautiful things. To die." Facing these stark illuminations brings a bright awareness of being.