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JCC U: November 9

Top professors and experts present a diverse array of topics. Rekindle previous passions, ignite new interests, meet new people, and stay involved in the developments that shape today’s world.
JCC Member $38/ Public $45 per session,
All 3 JCC Member $100/ Public $120

November 9 

Justice on Screen: Films with Riveting Courtroom Scenes
Film historian Max Alvarez returns to JCC U to take us on a cinematic journey through courtroom dramas. Real life social justice issues, like slavery and discrimination, war crimes, Holocaust revisionism, environmental corruption, and international political justice are brought to life on screen. We will explore the different ways movies have portrayed the litigation of these important subjects.
Note: this program is a replacement for Andrew Meier’s talk on the Morgenthaus.

Murderabilia: A History of Crime in 100 Objects 
Step into the world of true crime with Harold Schechter, the renowned master of the genre. He will share his new book Murderabilia: A History of Crime in 100 Objects. Schechter explains the dark fascination of true crime fans while presenting a historical timeline of how and why we continue to be captivated by the most sensational crimes and killers among us. 

10:30 am Coffee and Conversation 
10:45 am-12 pm Morning Presentation 
12-12:45 pm Lunch (buy or bring your own) 
12:45-2 pm Afternoon Presentation 

First 10 participants to register for the full JCC U series will receive Richard Hurowitz’s book In the Garden of the Righteous: The Heroes Who Risked Their Lives to Save Jews During the Holocaust 

Each session includes two talks:
Mornings            10:30 am-12 pm
Afternoons         12:45 pm-2 pm

3 Thursdays, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 10:30 am-2 pm
JCC Member $38/ Public $45 per session, all 3 JCC Member $100/ Public $120

*Co-sponsored with the James H Grossmann Memorial Jewish Book Month Endowment Fund   
**Sponsored in part by the Berit and Martin Bernstein Open Forum Endowment Fund