Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration
Tuesday, May 2nd at 6pm at the UJC
Enjoy Israeli Food and Film Above and Beyond
$12.00 per person
Please respond ASAP so we can plan dinner accordingly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Spielberg documentary Above and Beyond is the story of the birth of the Israeli Air Force. Above and Beyond is required viewing for every Israeli air force pilot now and in the future. This film is the winner of the audience award at more than 20 festivals.
Would you risk everything – your future, your citizenship, even your life – to help a brother in need?
In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal – “volunteers from abroad” – this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride.
ABOVE AND BEYOND is their story.