PEIJC Brunch Video Presentation Abba Eban’s “Civilization of the Jews”


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Civilization and the Jews is the monumental nine part series spanning three millennia of Jewish history and culture. The series is hosted by former Israeli ambassador to the United States, Abba Eban, who describes it as “a celebration of our common humanistic and moral heritage, explored through the mysteries of preservation, renewal and the resonance of the Jewish people.” From the stony heights of Sinai to the shores of the Dead Sea, from a Greek amphitheatre in Delphi to the Forum of ancient Rome, out of the ashes of concentration camps to the rebuilt cities and villages of Israel, Heritage brings to life the long and complex history of the Jews and their centuries-old interaction with the rest of western civilization.

This DVD is a re-issue of a 9-hour award winning mini-series that first aired in the 1980’s, and was (Nov-Dec. 2001) re-aired again on PBS. Each segment is 1 hour long with the following segment titles:

  1. A People is Born
  2. The Power of the Word
  3. The Shaping of Traditions
  4. The Crucible of Europe
  5. The Search for Deliverance
  6. Roads from the Ghetto
  7. The Golden Land
  8. Out of the Ashes
  9. Into the Future

This will take place on July 15th at 10:30 AM in the home of Leo and Beverly Mednick, 130 Parkside Drive, Charlottetown.

 We will supply the coffee, tea, bagels, lox and cream cheese. If attendees can supply some desserts that would be great.

Directions:

From Charlottetown – Go North on North River Road. Make a left at Beach Grove Rd. (cross the Ellens Creek causeway), make a left on Parkside Drive (first street left) go to the end of the road last house on the left. 130 Parkside Drive.

Call Leo or Bev at 902-367-9731 if you’re having difficulty finding us.

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