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HAZAK Event

HAZAK  programs are planned for our seniors (age 55+) and are geared to both reflect common interests and get us to “stretch” to try new activities as well.   Our well-attended book group meets monthly all year long on the third Wednesday morning of the month.  HAZAK also sponsors book talks by local authors, including GJC members, as well as speakers on topics of particular importance to our interests.  We host Sam Feinberg each August to discuss opera, and we show great films!

HAZAK Film & Discussion: Waltz with Bashir

HAZAK will screen the modern Israeli classic: Waltz with Bashir, which tracks the physical and psychological journey of the film maker, Ari Folman, around the world to meet with former comrades who help him remember his role as a soldier in the 1982 war in Lebanon.  This film joins others that HAZAK has shown over the past three years that have also explored the nature of memory: Rashomon, and Twelve Angry Men.  Dr. Kenneth Weiss will be the moderator.
Please RSVP to Coleman Poses or Helen Feinberg.

HAZAK Book Group

HAZAK Book Group: November
Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 10 AM
in the Maslow Auditorium

Hillbilly Elegy - A Memoir of a Family & Culture in Crisis
by J.D. Vance

Please call or email Sonia Dishler if you are interested in knowing more about Hazak's Book Group, or just show up! All are welcome!

Future date & books will be announced.

 

HAZAK Program: AGAINST TIME: LETTERS FROM NAZI GERMANY, 1938-1939 with author Francis W. Hoeber

Join Hazak as transcriber Francis W. Hoeber presents a body of work near and dear to his heart.  In the late 1980s, Hoeber discovered a packet of letters in the back of a filing cabinet in his house, which had never been open. They were yellowed, typed and handwritten wrinkled pages, in German, dated 1938 and 1939.

HAZAK Book Group

HAZAK Book Group (55+)

This monthly book group reads fiction and nonfiction books of Jewish interest written mostly, but not solely, by Jewish writers, and the books are chosen by the group.  Our book this month:  The Seven Good Years:  A Memoir by Etgar Keret.

Meets at 10:00 a.m.:  Sep 14; Oct 19; Nov 9; Dec 14; Jan 11; Feb 8; Mar 8; Apr 19; May 10; June 14; July 12; Aug 9.

 

HAZAK Tour: La Salle University Art Museum

On Wednesday, April 26, HAZAK is taking a tour of the LaSalle University Art Museum! This museum, while not well-known, is a "little gem" according to our sources. The current special exhibit is "Approaching Abstraction: African-American Art from the Permanent Collection." To see more about the museum, go to www.lasalle.edu/museum.

The tour is scheduled from 10:30 to noon, and is free. We'll meet at GJC at 9:45 and carpool. After the tour, we can have lunch at In Riva, a very nice Italian restaurant on Kelly Drive.

HAZAK Book Group

HAZAK Book Group (55+)

This monthly book group reads fiction and nonfiction books of Jewish interest written mostly, but not solely, by Jewish writers, and the books are chosen by the group.  Our book this month:  The Seven Good Years:  A Memoir by Etgar Keret.

Meets at 10:00 a.m.:  Sep 14; Oct 19; Nov 9; Dec 14; Jan 11; Feb 8; Mar 8; Apr 19; May 10; June 14; July 12; Aug 9.

 

Hazak Book Group

Hazak Book Group (55+)

This monthly book group reads fiction and nonfiction books of Jewish interest written mostly, but not solely, by Jewish writers, and the books are chosen by the group.  

This month:  A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

Meets at 10:00 a.m.:  Sep 14; Oct 19; Nov 9; Dec 14; Jan 11; Feb 8; Mar 8; Apr 19; May 10; June 14; July 12; Aug 9

 

Hazak Book Group

Hazak Book Group (55+)

This monthly book group reads fiction and nonfiction books of Jewish interest written mostly, but not solely, by Jewish writers, and the books are chosen by the group.

September's book:  Shylock is my Name

Meets at 10:00 a.m.:  Sep 14; Oct 19; Nov 9; Dec 14; Jan 11; Feb 8; Mar 8; Apr 19; May 10; June 14; July 12; Aug 9

 

Hazak (55+) Film & Discussion: "Frozen River"

Frozen River is a complex film, starring Melissa Leo as a single mother of two boys who must sustain the family and find the money for a trailer home before her deposit is lost. She takes some risky measures she would not ordinarily take. In her desperation she also forms a strong, loyal relationship with an unlikely native American woman, which brings this ongoing national issue into focus.  Major themes of the film include poverty, illegal immigration and single parenting on the face of extra ordinary adversity. Difficult and very moving.

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