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Thu, Oct 20


Film Streaming on Eventive & Zoom Lectures


An Online Film & Two Lectures on the Life of Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Note: Registration is now closed as film tickets are no longer available.

Registration is now closed.

Time & Location

Oct 20, 2022, 12:00 AM PDT – Oct 27, 2022, 8:30 PM PDT

Film Streaming on Eventive & Zoom Lectures

About the Event

The 2021 documentary Upheaval will be available for streaming for five days (October 20 - 24) on the Eventive platform.

Talks: Sunday, October  23, 7:00 PM PDT with Fred Rosenbaum and Thursday,  October 27, 7:30 PM PDT with Avi Shilon

IMPORTANT: Registration is now closed as film tickets are no longer available.

Israel / 2021 / Hebrew, English, Arabic with subtitles / 87 minutes -  Watch trailer here.

In this revealing documentary featuring interviews with Israeli and American leaders and archival footage, the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin is seen as a proud yet scarred leader haunted by the Holocaust and decades of war who struggles to balance history and heroism. He won (along with Anwar Sadat and President Jimmy Carter) the Nobel Peace Prize and was behind the operations to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel beginning in the late 1970s. He gave the go-ahead to bomb Saddam Hussein’s Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981 and also fought David Ben-Gurion over Israel’s getting reparations from West Germany. Throughout his career, he remained a controversial leader whose unwavering commitment to the Jewish people would result in untoward consequences. Upheaval portrays the life and essence of this tough, complex, and proud man.

As Menachem Begin’s career spanned several decades, we have invited two speakers to cover the central events of his life:

  • The Early Days through the mid-1970s with historian Fred Rosenbaum on Sunday, October 23, 7:00 PM PDT
  • His Life as Prime Minister with journalist Avi Shilon, author of a biography on Begin, on Thursday, October 27, 7:30 PM PDT

Admission including the film streaming and two lectures: $15. Free for IJWC Year-round subscribers who will receive complimentary registration to all three programs. Upon registration, you will receive the Zoom links.  We will send email reminders with the Zoom links to join the lectures an hour before they begin, from "IJWC Year-round Events." If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest adding "" to your contacts as well.

Sponsored by the EBIJFF/IJWC Year-Round Programming. Co-sponsor: CCJCC.  In partnership with Cong. B’nai Shalom and Diablo Valley Hadassah.

Underwritten by the Goodman Family Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Sandy & Dave Anderson, Marty Aufhauser, Beth Hoenninger, Jo-Ann & Arnold Jacobson, Susan & Moses Libitzky, Carol & Ken Ogren, Mary Anne & Hugh Winig, and Martha Ann & Sanford Wishnev.

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