The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community will screen Schindler's List, the 1993 American epic historical period drama directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Steven Zaillian.
Based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally, the film follows Oskar Schindler, a Sudetan German businessman, who saved the lives of more than 1000 mostly Polish-Jewish refugees from the Holocaust by employing them in his factories during WWII. The film stars Liam Neeson as Schindler, Ralph Fiennes as SS officer Amon Goth, and Ben Kingsley as Schindler's Jewish accountant, Itzhak Stern.
The film will begin at 10:45, break at noon for lunch, and resume at 12:30 until finished.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.