17 2016

5:00 pm JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival “Above and Beyond”

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Muhlenberg, Moyer Hall, Miller Forum 2400 W. Chew Street
Allentown, 18104

Contact Monica Friess

Sunday, April 17, 5-7 pm at Muhlenberg College/ Moyer Hall, Miller Forum.

“Above and Beyond
A documentary about the foreign airmen who fought in Israel’s war of independence.

In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal - "volunteers from abroad" - this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride.

Sponsored by Muhlenberg College Hillel through a partnership with Hillel International.

Snacks provided by the Jewish National Fund and the JNF Campus Fellowship.

This program is free and open to the community.