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The Life and Art of Charlotte Salomon

The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University presented events exploring the life and art of Charlotte Salomon.
    This two-part series began with an online presentation by noted Salomon expert Monica Bohm-Duchen. Her lecture introduced the life and work of the German-Jewish artist, who died in Auschwitz at the age of 26.
    The screening of the animated film “Charlotte,” completed this special series. A conversation with the film’s producer, Julia Rosenberg, and Jennifer Keene, dean of Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences followed the film.
    “The animated drama “Charlotte” tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon who, despite Nazi persecution and family tragedy, refused to give up her dream of becoming an artist,” says Marilyn Harran, director of the Rodgers Center. “It is a powerful and moving story of talent, determination and an undeniable will to create.”
    Believing that she must do something that had never been done before, Charlotte embarked on a quest to paint her life story. The result is a monumental masterpiece of over 800 works considered by some to be the first graphic novel, says Harran.
    The film features an all-star cast including Keira Knightley, Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn, and was a decade-long labor of love by Rosenberg, and is available now on many streaming services.
    To learn more about the programs presented by the Rodgers Center, visit Chapman.edu/holocausteducation. 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Jlife-
     We would like to fully retract our letter to the editor, entitled “Antisemitism in Dana Point?” published in the July 2021 issue. 
Sincerely, Gregg and Melanie Linn

OC Mega Challah Bake

OC Mega Challah Bake is thrilled to bring you its 9th year of support and engagement with the worldwide Shabbat Project and global Challah Bake.
    Each year, a bit different, our own OC Mega Challah Bake has become the largest gathering of Jewish women in Orange County created from a grassroots global organization. The OC Mega Challah Bake is a joint initiative of the OC Jewish Community. Hundreds of women connect for an evening of unity and inspiration as we braid more than just challah. We bind and unite women of all ages and affiliations!
    The cost for the event includes all the ingredients and utensils to prepare a challah! Sponsorship opportunities are available.
    Please go to www.ocmegachallahbake.com and register for an evening of music, dancing, celebration, and challah.

Music & Medics with Shai Abramson

Magen David Adom is excited to bring Shai Abramson for its annual event on 11/14/22 in Newport Beach. It will be celebrating Israel and its first responders through song.
    A concert featuring MDA EMT and world-renowned cantor and singer Shai Abramson and MDA senior paramedic Aryeh Myers.
    Kosher dietary laws observed. Business attire.
    Please contact Elana Michael at emichael@afmda.org or 619.489.0329. 


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