¡Celébrate! is presented by the Anti-Defamation League San Diego Regional Office with special support by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego. SD La Raza Lawyers is proud to be a Community Partner for this unprecedented festival of film, music, and lectures highlighting the extraordinary historic and contemporary journey of the Jewish people. For Tickets www.adl.org/sdcelebrate Jews in Mexican Cinema
Jews in Mexican Cinema
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 * 7:30 p.m.
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla 92037
Jews got involved primarily as producers during the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, but it wasn’t until recent times that the Jewish experience in Mexico was reflected on-screen. Film director Isaac Artenstein will discuss content and the specific contributions of Jewish filmmakers in Mexico, utilizing clips from films like Norah’s Will, Novia Que Te Vea, and his own documentary, Tijuana Jews.
Jaime Valle – Jazz Latino with Jewish Inspirations
Thursday, May 17, 2012 * 7:30 p.m.
Venue: 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd. #110, San Diego 92101
Award-winning jazz guitarist-composer-producer Jaime Valle has performed worldwide with various artists, including Sammy Davis Jr. and Poncho Sanchez. The concert will include guest Jazz and Latin singer Coral MacFarland who will perform in Ladino, the Spanish-Jewish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews.
This concert is for ages 21 and over.
The Struggle for Tolerance in Mexico
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 * 7:30 p.m.
Ohr Shalom Synagogue, 2512 Third Avenue, San Diego 92103
Enrique Chmelnik is a journalist and researcher who hosts “El Aleph de Radio Red: La Voz Judía en la Radio,” the only Jewish radio program in Mexico. He is the Director of the Center for Documentation and Research of the Ashkenazi Jewish Community in Mexico, where the history of the community is stored. He was involved in the creation of content for the museum Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City. He will discuss the current state of discrimination and tolerance in Mexico with an historic perspective.