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Operation Wedding (film)

December 1, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beth Jacob Synagogue
375 Aberdeen Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 2R7

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Join us for an exciting and important documentary screening, detailing a daring escape attempt by Soviet Jews determined for freedom

Date and time: Sunday December 1, 10:00 am – noon
Location: Beth Jacob Synagogue, 375 Aberdeen Ave., Hamilton
Admission: $5 suggested, or PWYC (pay what you can)

 About the Documentary:

​A group of young Soviet Jews who were denied exit visas, plots to “hijack” an empty plane and escape the USSR.

It started as a fantasy, Operation Wedding: Under the disguise of a trip to a local family wedding, the group members would buy every ticket on a small plane, so there would be no passengers but them, no innocents in harm’s way.

​45 years later, filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov reveals the compelling story of her parents, leading characters of the group, “heroes” in the West but “terrorists” in Russia, even today.Light refreshments will be available. Facilitated discussion to follow the screening. 

To RSVP or for more information, contact shira@bethjacobsynagogue.ca or (905) 522 1351 ext. 10

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