Lunch and Learn with Shuli Eshel and Roger Schatz

Date(s) - 07/19/18
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

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Lunch and Learn with Shuli Eshel and Roger Schatz

Thu, July 19, 2018 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Join us for this one-of-a-kind event about the making of Ms. Eshel’s Films ‘Maxwell Street: A Living Memory,’ and ‘A Voice Among the Silent: The Legacy of James G. McDonal’ with a special excerpt reading from Mr. Schatz’s book ‘Jewish Maxwell Street Stories’

Shuli Eshel, Israeli born Chicago filmmaker, is an award winning producer-director of documentaries of the arts, politics, social and historical matters. Among her documentaries are Women’s Peace in the Middle East and Illinois Women Artist: the New Millennium. She has been involved in the film and television faculties at Columbia College, Roosevelt University in Chicago and the Tel-Aviv Museum in Israel. Ms. Eshel holds a B.A. in English & American Literature and Linguistics from Tel-Aviv University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in film and television from Hornsey College of Art, London, England.

Her most recent and highly acclaimed documentary, A Voice Among the Silent, tells the remarkable story of James G. McDonald’s humanitarian efforts to rescue Jewish refugees from the Nazis and later becoming the first U.S Ambassador to Israel. The film had its debut on Capitol Hill on Holocaust Remembrance Day, followed by the two premiere screenings in New York and then a Midwest and Chicago premieres at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Temple Sholom in 2014. The Albany, Indiana premiere at McDonald’s home town will take place at the United Methodist Church in September 2015.

With over 30-years experience in broadcast news and media relations, Roger Schatz is vice president of Cavalcade Communications Group in Chicago. He is the firm’s lead writer, and heads the media appearance training & crisis communications programs. A graduate of Indiana University, Mr. Schatz, a writer and photographer concentrating on myriad subjects, has taught broadcast journalism at Columbia College, Chicago for more than 25-years.

Mr. Schatz, a well-known Chicago journalist, is the co-author with Ms. Eshel of the book Jewish Maxwell Street Stories, which is now in its fifth printing. Mr. Schatz also co-wrote the scripts for Jewish Women in American Sport: Settlement Houses to the Olympics and A Voice Among the Silent: The Legacy of James Grover McDonald.

Time: 11:45 AM Reception / 12:00 PM Luncheon Program & DVD/Book Signing
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