PAST EVENT RECORDINGS
We are delighted to share the YouTube videos of recordings of some of our 2022 events. For the past programs of the last two years, please visit our Event Recordings from 2020 and 2021 page. We hope you enjoy them!
Award-winning cookbook author, Cathy Barrow, joined us virtually on Monday, September 12, 2022, and demonstrated how to bake fresh bagels with just five base ingredients and simple techniques. With advice on mixing the dough, shaping the bagels, proofing, boiling, baking, slicing, and storing, you will be a master bagel-maker in no time..
On August 18, 2022, Under One Tent Director Riva Gambert shared the true story of "Ari" (not his real name), the ship Exodus, and its mixed crew of Palestinian Jews and American former soldiers who hoped to sail it from a French port to post-WWII Palestine despite Great Britain's decision to hunt it down. The bibliography for the lecture is now available here.
On August 11, Rachel and David Biale joined CCJCC's Under One Tent audience online to talk about the memoir they wrote together, Aerograms across the Ocean: A Love Story in Letters, 1970-1972.
On Sunday, July 17, 2022, noted historian and author Fred Rosenbaum examined how the then international city of Shanghai opened its doors to thousands of European Jews seeking refuge from the winds of war and persecution.
On July 14, in Part I of the lecture "Cinema at War," EBIJFF Director Riva Gambert revealed the different attitudes expressed in1930s Hollywood as Hitler's threat loomed over Europe and antisemitism rose in the U.S.
On Tuesday, June 14, film "enthusiast" and historian Lynne Thorner shared with us her knowledge of Billy Wilder's 1950 classic film Sunset Boulevard.
On Sunday, June 12, as part of the series From Europe with Film, Erik Preminger, Otto Preminger's son, gave an insider's view of the famous director's life. He also touched on some of his movies, one of which was a Hitchcock-like thriller, Bunny Lake Is Missing.
Film "enthusiast" and historian Lynne Thorner joined us online for an in-depth "deconstruction" of Michael Curtiz's 1942 masterpiece Casablanca.
On May 22, 2022, author and filmmaker Nick Davis, Herman Mankiewicz's grandson, gave us an insider's look at the brothers Herman and Joe Mankiewicz relationship, their success in Hollywood, and their family dynamics. Co-writer of Citizen Kane, Herman became one of the highest-paid writers in Hollywood. His brother Joe was famous for writing, directing The Philadelphia Story, All About Eve, Letter to Three Wives and the financial disaster of the time Cleopatra.
On Wednesday, April 27, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff joined us virtually for a brief but enlightening conversation on her most recent novel The Woman with the Blue Star.
Prof. Leah Garrett joined the CCJCC and Under One Tent audience virtually on Tuesday, April 26. Her book X Troop gives the first full account of the brave group of German Jewish refugees who fought against Hitler.
On April 25, 2022, lawyer, investigative journalist, and author Roxane van Iperen
joined us virtually from the Netherlands for a Q&A on her bestselling book The Sisters of Auschwitz.
On Thursday, April 7, Prof. Laura Arnold Leibman joined the CCJCC audience virtually and told us the story of the main characters of her book Once We Were Slaves, the places they lived, their children, their extraordinary journeys.
On Sunday, April 3, 2022, author Joshua M. Greene introduced us to Siggi B. Wilzig and his extraordinary life and triumphant spirit. Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend is a must-read biography of a Holocaust survivor who lived life to the fullest and helped anyone he could along the way.
CEO of PEN America Suzanne Nossel joined the CCJCC audience virtually, on Monday, March 28, for a Q&A. Dare to Speak is a must-have playbook for navigating and defending free speech today. It provides a pathway for promoting free expression while cultivating a more inclusive public culture.
On March 3, 2022, author and blogger Faith Kramer joined the Under One Tent audience to introduce her first cookbook, 52 Shabbats, and give a quick demo on making her phyllo dough spinach pie.
On Thursday, February 17, 2021, EBIJFF Director Riva Gambert explored how HUAC got started and the repercussions the film and TV industries experienced due to this earlier cancel culture onslaught.
On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, author Deborah Copaken summed up in a special keynote address her experiences that inspired her to write her memoir Ladyparts
which was published in August 2021.
On Sunday, February 13, 2022, author Robert Alter lectured on Nabokov who was passionately concerned with the real world and its complexities, from love and loss to exile, freedom, and the impact of contemporary politics on our lives.
On Thursday, January 27, 2022, Executive Director of the Arava Institute, Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed, and director of the documentary The Optimists, Eliezer Yaari joined the CCJCC and EBIJFF audience virtually from Israel. Dr. Abu Hamed talked about the environmental work of the Arava Institute in the region and the organization's plans for a better future.
On Sunday, January 23, 2022, author Phyllis Chesler introduced her latest book, Requiem for A Female Serial Killer, a true account of a unique case that the author was intimately involved with.
On Thursday, January 13, 2022 noted author/historian Fred Rosenbaum placed the German docudrama The Invisibles into its historic and cultural context, as he explored the Jews of Berlin and their plight to survive during WWII.
On Sunday, January 9, 2022, theatre journalist Eddie Shapiro talked briefly about his book A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theatre and answered audience questions in a fun and lively author event.