A PBS affiliate and the Washington-area Jewish federation have teamed to produce a series on Jewish American history. The three-part, six-hour series will begin airing Jan. 9 on the Washington PBS affiliate WETA. â€œThe Jewish Americans,â€ directed by David Grubin, traces 350 years of Jewish American history from 1654 to the present day.
“The programâ€™s themes of building community, enriching Jewish lives and strengthening Jewish identity all speak strongly to Federationâ€™s mission of creating a vibrant Jewish world,â€ said Dr. Misha Galperin, the executive vice president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
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