Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 p.m.
Fiddler on the Roof
Film version of the stage musical, based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem. Tevye the Milkman is a Jewish peasant in pre-Revolutionary Russia, coping with the day-to-day problems of 'shtetl' life, his Jewish traditions, his family (wife and daughters), and state-sanctioned pogroms. Stars Topol and Norma Crane..
Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.
18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre
How did the Kol Nidre become a Jewish anthem and, as it turned out, an object of intense interest for non-Jews as well? The best answers arrive when 18 voices sing Kol Nidre, when 18 storytellers share their tales, their anecdotes, about the prayer. Some are top experts on the chant, some are just those who have been changed by chanting it. Each tells his or her story with the help of unique visuals and a unique musical setting for the haunting melody.The 18 voices—18 storytellers—include a Hassidic rabbi who tells the tale of a stable boy who is illiterate and can’t read the Kol Nidre prayer, but in frustration lets his shepherd’s flute fill the synagogue with spirit.
Sunday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Jews and Baseball
JEWS AND BASEBALL: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY explores the connection between Jewish Americans and baseball, our nation’s most iconic institution. More than a film about sports, it is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes. Interviews include fans, writers, executives, and especially players – including Al Rosen, Kevin Youkilis, Shawn Green, Norm Sherry, Ron Blomberg, Bob Feller, Yogi Berra, and a rare interview with the legendary Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. Fans Ron Howard and Larry King speak of the meaning of Jewish ballplayers in their own lives, while historians and even two baseball-loving rabbis relate the stories of Jewish players to the turbulent history of the last century..
Sunday, September 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Echoes of the Holocaust
To the survivors who frequent it, this is holy ground . . . a Jewish cemetery for the countless souls who perished during the Holocaust, and for whom no grave stone, burial marker or final resting place exists. But the true power of the Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach can be witnessed when survivors - serving as docents or guides – begin gathering . . . to tell their stories of survival to school children, tourists and visitor groups from across the globe. ECHOES OF THE HOLOCAUST, on WPBT2, offers an intimate look at four of the survivor docents as they conduct tours of the memorial, but the tours aren’t just informational. The docents relive personal tragedies, of their loved ones who perished and their own private terror, pain and humiliations, and the occasional light of a miracle.