Submission #354 by Beth Emeth-Bais Yehuda Men's Club - Downsview, ON (404)

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Submitted by sgreenspan
Thu, 2013-05-02 13:40
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Club Name
Beth Emeth-Bais Yehuda Men's Club - Downsview, ON (404)
2013 Jews in Baseball
Club Representative
Person completing form
Stan
Greenspan
Club President at time of Convention
Bruce
Martin
Club President Now
Bruce
Martin
Programming for Young Men

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Jews in Baseball? Yes! some of the greatest players ever were Jewish.
We arranged with the producer of the documentary film "Jews in Baseball" to host a showing of the film and served a "stadium dinner" of hot dogs, chicken fingers, french fries and condiments along with beer and soft drinks. Had a popcorn stand set up during the film.
More than a film about sports, this is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and
the shattering of stereotypes. Despite the hostility and stereotyping they faced, there have been standout Jewish players in every decade from the 1860’s to the present. This is the first major documentary to tell their stories. Dustin Hoffman narrates this engaging story of great drama, unforgettable games, and the broad sweep of
American history.
Over 60 people came out for the evening.
jews_and_baseball-2013.pdf

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Self Assessment
Another high quality men's club event.
This programme was one of a number of events helping to rebuild a moribund men's club that was once one of the leading clubs in the FJMC.
Original Program
Previous Submission
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