Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmLocation:
Stonewall Golf Club
15601 Turtle Point Drive
Contact: Sheila Budoff
Film: Above and Beyond, Discussion and Dessert.
Celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) With Us!
5:15pm: Optional dinner at the Brass Cannon Restaurant
7pm–9pm: Program and dessert buffet
Discussion by Bruce Lichtman, son of pilot Gideon Lichtman who is featured in the film.
Winner of the Best Documentary Film Award at the 2015 Washington Jewish Film Festival and many more (about 21) film festivals throughout the country, and screened all over the world, Above and Beyond is not to be missed!
Produced by Nancy Spielberg (Steven Spielberg’s sister), the film tells the amazing story of the creation of the Israeli Air Force by a group of heroic Jewish American fighter pilots. A mere three years after the end of WWII, these pilots secretly purchased planes (in violation of a U.S.-imposed arms embargo), smuggled them to Czechoslovakia where they trained, and then flew for Israel in its War for Independence.
A lovely dessert buffet will be included with the program.
Fee: $22 (includes film, discussion and dessert; dinner is a separate charge)
RSVP: Submit payment and completed registration form to Sheila Budoff, Adult Dept., JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031, by Friday, April 14. Make check payable to JCCNV with “5/3” in memo line.