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ALI: Jews of the Civil War - Soldiers and Spies

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States

Contact: Shari Berman

Phone: 703.537.3068


Jews of the Civil War: Soldiers and Spies
Mondays, November 5, 12 (2 weeks)

Instructors: Les Bergen, M.B.A., retired engineer and federal financial professional; treasurer, Southern Jewish Historical Society; lecturer and guide, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington; Robert Marcus, co-producer and co-writer of the film “Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray”

In the first session, Les Bergen will present a lively talk on key Jewish figures of the Civil War known as spies and pols. Meet seven Jewish Southerners with Washington connections: a Confederate spy and her pro-union former congressman husband; a career Army officer whose siblings were secessionists, but married into a prominent Philadelphia family; a Jewish VMI cadet who became a knighted sculptor; one of the first female hospital administrators, honored on a U.S. postage stamp; the first two Jewish U.S. Senators, one became a Confederate Senator and the other Secretary of State of the Confederacy.

Fee: $18/ $12 member (special 50% discount for veterans)
Code: #9442

In the second session of this class, November 12, Bob Marcus will introduce his noteworthy film and will answer questions after the screening. This special Veterans Day program is a collaboration with Thursday at the J and Project Welcome Home and is sponsored by the Jewish War Veterans of the USA

Coffee, tea and a special dessert served!

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