Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Senior Sponsored Lunch and Learn Program "Hollywoodism"

Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream

Based on Neal Gabler's best-seller, An Empire of Their Own, this 1998 film was named Best Jewish Film Experience Documentary in 1998. According to John Leonard, New York Magazine, it is "guaranteed to raise both consciousness and hackles...provocative and engaging." This inspiring documentary depicts the American Dream-- how it came about and who created it.

Through interviews with children and grandchildren of Jewish film greats, we learn of the men who founded Hollywood: Adolph Zukor, Carl Laemmle, Harry and Jack Warner, Louis B. Mayer, William Fox and Harry Cohn. All were immigrants, or children of immigrants, who wanted to reinvent themselves as Americans. In the process, they reinvented America. 


12:00 PM optional lox and bagel lunch- $10.
12:30 PM Film

Please RSVP to Mark at [email protected] or call the office at 630-627-3912 by May 13th and indicate whether or not you will be having lunch. If you need to cancel, kindly do so by the 13th as well.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 12:00pm
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