06 December 2008

Los Angeles: JGSLA program change, Dec. 7

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles has announced a program change for its Sunday, December 7 meeting, due to the original speaker's illness. Hale Porter's talk on the Yiddish Theatre will be rescheduled.

The new program will include the screening of a documentary, "The Tree of Life."

This personal family saga illuminates the fascinating history of the Jews of Italy, including the da Volterra banking family of the Medici in Florence, a Venetian rabbi involved in the Kabbala, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and Italy's first Jewish prime minister.

The documentary's Israeli-born director Hava Volterra will discuss the film following the screening.

The program begins at 1.30pm at the Milken JCC, West Hills. For more details, click here.

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