Adult Outreach Program: "Shalom Y'All" Documentary and Discussion

Date: Monday, December 19, 2016

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Lansdown Woods Clubhouse
19375 Magnolia Grove Square
Lansdowne, VA

Contact: Sheila Budoff


The group meets on the third Monday of the month at 10:30am (unless otherwise noted).

Newcomers are always welcome! Activities are subject to change.
Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided.

Fee:      $4/ $2 J or synagogue member, Lansdowne Woods (formerly Leisure World) resident (pay at door unless otherwise specified)
RSVP:, 703.537.3068


Inclement Weather Policy

If Loudoun County schools are closed, the Adult 55+ program at Lansdowne Woods is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at the regular time.

Shalom Y’All Documentary Film and Discussion

Presented by: Les Bergen, Retired engineer and federal financial professional; treasurer, Southern Jewish Historical Society; lecturer and guide for the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

This will be a very special program exploring Jewish identity and Jewish community in the South. What does it mean to be a Southern Jew? Traveling in an old Cadillac, the kind that his 100-year-old grandfather drove as a hat salesman on the same roads, Shalom Y’All’s filmmaker, a third-generation Southern Jew from New Orleans, takes us along on his journey to discover his cultural roots, passing through 4,200 miles of Delta flatlands, coastal low country, mountain passes, small towns, suburban subdivisions, and sprawling sunbelt cities. What he finds is a vibrant regional culture blending aspects of the old and the new South. Following the film, Les Bergen, treasurer of the Southern Jewish Historical Society and a native son of Charlotte, North Carolina, will lead us in a discussion about the Southern Jewish experience.   


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