The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community will screen the film The Magnificent Voyage Of Christopher Columbus.
This documentary from executive producer and director Zvi Dor-Ner recounts the history and epic adventure of Christopher Columbus' first Atlantic crossing, as a modern-day crew retraces Columbus' voyage in replicas of his fleet.
Columbus changed the world, as few other men have ever changed it, bringing together the unknown and the known. Yet the great explorer went to his grave unaware that he had discovered two vast continents. The forces that Columbus unknowingly set in motion brought about a profound transformation of America, Europe and, in short order, Africa and Asia. His voyage initiated a trans-oceanic migration of peoples, plants and diseases that, for better and often for worse, affected everyone on the globe.
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.