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Jewish Heritage

Join us as we celebrate Jewish American Heritage, as told by children and young people in five amazing films.

All programs include theatrical screening and media education.

How to book?
Book a field trip or in-school session today.

fldtrips@facets.org
Phone: 773.281.9075 ext. 3040

How much does it cost?
Field trips: Tickets are $6 per kid for groups of 25 or more and $7 for groups under 25. Chaperones attend free of charge based on an approximate 10:1 ratio of students to chaperones—there is a $10 fee for each additional chaperone. Refreshment packages are available.

In-School sessions: Session cost is determined by class size. We charge $8 per kid for groups of 50 or more, but there is a minimum fee of $400 for groups of 50 or less. There is an additional $100 fee for each additional 20 miles from Chicago.

P M V —indicates programs that contain profanity (P), mature themes (M), violence (V), relative to the suggested grade range of the program


Film still from Reflections program

Jewish Heritage: Reflections

P M V

Grades 6–9

Join us as we celebrate Jewish American Heritage, as told by children and young people in five amazing films.

In one, a narrator remembers his days at summer camp, where an anti-Semitic teacher attracts national attention for some incendiary comments. The youngsters' community decides to amend the situation by bringing the campers to an interfaith basketball game in order to teach the children tolerance and understanding, with some unexpected results. In the next four films, characters recollect acts of kindness and resourcefulness in tales that span across years and borders during the Second World War. This series also includes the 2009 Oscar-winner Toyland, a story that tests the bonds of friendship in Nazi Germany.

Films: The Basketball Game, Overnight Stay, Toyland, 55 Socks, and A Son's War.

80 mins with media education. Screened in English, German, and Czech with English subtitles.

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  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation