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Shabbat Flix: Xueta Island

Sat, Apr 22, 2023 • 1:30 PM4:00 PM

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Grab your popcorn! Spend Shabbat afternoons with Rabbi Juli Karol, CRS Congregant Rabbi Donna Cephas, and your fellow CRS congregants watching and discussing Jewish films from around the world. Following each screening, we’ll explore the Jewish history of the country in which the film takes place and then discuss our reactions to the film and its story. Come to one session or all four!

Xueta Island (Spain, 2021, documentary)

Runtime: 60 min

Xueta Island explores the fascinating legacy of the Xuetas (pronounced Chuetas): a unique group of families on the Balearic island of Majorca who are believed to be descendants of the island’s Inquisition-era Jewish population. Though they were practicing Catholics, the Chuetas were discriminated against up until the middle of the 20th century, always forced to marry within their subgroup population. Our story follows Dani Rotstein, a Jewish-American expat who moved to the island recently & quickly became fascinated with the story. Rotstein currently works as a social activist & filmmaker on the island, where he uses discoveries from his ongoing investigation to help rebuild community.

Presented courtesy of Menemsha Films.