The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community will screen the documentary Eleanor Roosevelt. It is said that "she was one of the best politicians of the 20th century."
Eleanor Roosevelt struggled to overcome an unhappy childhood, betrayal in her marriage, a controlling mother-in-law, and gripping depressions - all the while staying true to her passion for social justice.
This biography includes rare home movies, contemporary footage, and reflections from Eleanor's closest surviving relatives, as well as biographers Blanche Wiesen Cook, Allida Black, and Geoffrey C. Ward, bringing to life one of the century's most influential women.
Film will begin at 10:45, break for lunch at noon, and complete by 2:00.
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.