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'One Life' Screening Provided by Kaplan Endowment Fund & JCC


'One Life' Screening Provided by Kaplan Endowment Fund and JCC

On Thursday, March 14, the Barnard & Amy Kaplan Family Endowment Fund of the JCF generously covered the expenses to show a screening of the film One Life at the AMC 16 Voorhees.


This funding enabled hundreds of South Jersey community members to attend the program at no cost. The Katz JCC organized and hosted the event, which took up the bulk of two separate theaters simultaneously.


The Kaplans, pictured at the screening on the left with Sarah Sellers and Marcy Feldman Rost, established their endowment fund with the JCF with the purpose of supporting Jewish ritual and holiday programming and adult education in conjunction with the Katz JCC. This fund will continue to provide annual income for JCC programming for future generations.


By funding this screening of One Life, the Kaplans aimed to enlighten others about the true story about saving Jewish children from the Holocaust that this film is based on, while bringing community members together for a meaningful evening.


According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film is:


"Based on the book If It's Not Impossible...: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton, ONE LIFE tells the incredible, emotional true story of Nicholas 'Nicky' Winton (Johnny Flynn), a young London broker who visits Prague in December 1938. In a race against time, Winton convinces Trevor Chadwick (Alex Sharp) and Doreen Warriner (Romola Garai) of the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia to rescue hundreds of predominantly Jewish children before Nazi occupation closes the borders. Fifty years later, Nicky (Anthony Hopkins) is haunted by the fate of the children he wasn't able to bring to safety in England. It's not until the BBC show "That's Life!" re-introduces him to some of those he helped rescue that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he carried -- all the while skyrocketing from anonymity to a national hero."


Thank you to Barney and Amy Kaplan and the Katz JCC for making this event possible, and for all who attended the screening. Special thanks to Sarah Kaplan (pictured, right, with her parents) for providing photos.


To learn more about creating your own endowment fund with the JCF, please contact us at 856-673-2528 or infojcf@jfedsnj.org.

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