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May 20, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Montpelier Senior Activity Center
58 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
PBS Film Series - Story of the Jews - at MSAC May-June 2018
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Documentary Film Series: The Story of The Jews

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Montpelier residents Jamie Granfield Carroll and Joseph Carroll host this Documentary Film Series:  The Story of The Jews with Simon Schama.   Author, historian and documentary-maker Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in his five-part documentary series for PBS.  Refreshments will be provided representing different Jewish culinary traditions each date.  Each episode is 55 min., followed by informal audience reflection for those who wish to stay.  Co-sponsoring and hosting this series does not imply endorsement of any particular position on the part of MSAC staff, the MSAC Program Committee or the City of Montpelier.

Series Summary (shortened from PBS website): Author, documentary-maker and Emmy-Award winner Simon Schama hosts this five-part documentary series for PBS. It follows him as he travels the globe, exploring the imprint Jewish culture has made on the world. The series is a personal journey for Schama who has been immersed in Jewish history since his postwar childhood; a meditation on its dramatic trajectory, and a macro-history of the Jewish people’s mark on the world. It draws on centuries of diverse primary sources, and Schama talks about the turning points of the recent history with living witnesses. More information about the series is available at

All events are free and open to the public. All are welcome. Donations to MSAC are appreciated. No advance registration is required.