Thursday, June 20, 2013
When you get a call from The Beit Hatfutsot Museum in Israel about an exciting exhibit, you do not stop and even think about it, YOU BOOK IT! The exhibit, Let My People Go is the exclusive Midwest engagement. It depicts a heroic chapter in Jewish history, and especially Metro Detroit history, and a powerful example of Jewish Solidarity. The exhibit tells of the struggle by and on behalf of the Soviet Jews to make aliyah and the sacrafices they made to assert their Jewish identity and gain religious freedom. Included in the exhibit: Photos, posters and documentary film clips that tell the story of the Jewish people in the former Soviet Union. Stories of Detroit Russian-Jewish families A Samovar collection A collection of contemporary artists take on the Russian (nesting) Matryouska doll A Russian Graffit installation The Lost & Found Project theatrical group Lectures by Tvi Gitelman & ALexia Zimberg The Detroit Puppet Theater performs in The Berman Center for the performing arts. A SHOWING OF THE MOVIE, Refusnik at the Downtown Synagogue in Detroit. Here are some pictures from opening weekend.