Faces and Places, Nov. 12

Rabbi Niles Goldstein joins members of Congregation Beth Shalom serving dinner at The Table in Napa.

Submitted photo

Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley presents “The Return,” a documentary film, with a discussion to follow with Adam Zucker, the film’s director, producer and editor. It will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5 at CBS, 1455 Elm St. in Napa.

The film focuses on four women in their 20s, who face the unique challenge of trying to discover their Jewish identity in Poland, with little knowledge of their heritage.

In the country that was once the epicenter of the Jewish world, and now regarded as “the Jewish graveyard,” they are figuring out how to be Jewish in today’s Poland. Before World War II, Poland’s 3.5 million Jews made the country the epicenter of the Jewish world. Today around 20,000 Jews live there. Due to the shadow of the Holocaust and oppression during the Soviet era, Poland’s remaining Jews hid their identity from their children. When Communism fell in 1989, the door to the past began to crack open and a buried ancestry was revealed to today’s 20-somethings.

For more information call 253-7305 or visit cbsnapa.org

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