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He never finished high school but rose to become president of Sears. He believed in Jewish values: tikkun olam, repairing the world, and tzedakah. He built over 5,300 schools in the south in the early 20th century, joining forces with African American communities to educate youth and awarding fellowships to leading intellectuals and artists including Marian Anderson, James Baldwin, Julian Bond, Ralph Bunche, W.E.B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, and a host of others.

Meet Julius Rosenwald: philanthropist, civil rights activist, Jewish idealist.

Directed by Aviva Kempner, United States, 2014, 90 min. English. Documentary.

He never finished high school but rose to become president of Sears. He believed in Jewish values: tikkun olam, repairing the world, and tzedakah. He built over 5,300 schools in the south in the early 20th century, joining forces with African American communities to educate youth and awarding fellowships to leading intellectuals and artists including Marian Anderson, James Baldwin, Julian Bond, Ralph Bunche, W.E.B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, and a host of others.

Meet Julius Rosenwald: philanthropist, civil rights activist, Jewish idealist.

Directed by Aviva Kempner, United States, 2014, 90 min. English. Documentary.

He never finished high school but rose to become president of Sears. He believed in Jewish values: tikkun olam, repairing the world, and tzedakah. He built over 5,300 schools in the south in the early 20th century, joining forces with African American communities to educate youth and awarding fellowships to leading intellectuals and artists including Marian Anderson, James Baldwin, Julian Bond, Ralph Bunche, W.E.B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, and a host of others.

Meet Julius Rosenwald: philanthropist, civil rights activist, Jewish idealist.

Directed by Aviva Kempner, United States, 2014, 90 min. English. Documentary.

WHEN

WHERE

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096
http://www.erjcchouston.org/arts/houston-jewish-film-festival/

TICKET INFO

$6
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