Exodus 1947

Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00 pm: 
Join us on Zoom with speaker Rick Barton, who will share his ideas on modern day immigration to Israel and the history of the various waves of immigrants which have contributed to Israel’s diverse and innovative populations.

Rick Barton is an attorney and adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. He has served on the boards of several Jewish organizations and served as the national chair of leadership, national chair of education and national vice chair of international affairs for the Anti-Defamation League. He lives in Encinitas, CA.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, Noon through Thursday May 5, 11:59 PM


Elizabeth Rodgers & Robby Henson



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Film Sponsor: 
Rita Reibman
in Memory of Bucky Stein

On July 11, 1947, in the port of Sête, France, 4,500 Jewish refugees were crammed into the hull of a decrepit steamship, later named Exodus 1947. A British blockade intercepted Exodus 1947 in international waters off the coast of Palestine. The tense standoff culminated in a direct attack by military personnel against the unarmed civilians on the Exodus 1947. This highly publicized international incident heavily influenced the United Nations resolution authorizing the partitioning of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states. Thus, the Exodus 1947 voyage acted as a catalyst in forming a new nation. The program focuses on clandestine and illegal American efforts to finance and crew the most infamous of ten American ships that attempted to bring Jewish refugees to Palestine. EXODUS 1947 is a one hour documentary narrated by Morley Safer with a score by Ilan Rechtman. The film is a richly layered program, constructed with first person accounts to recall events that shaped world history.