May 17

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue


Richmond, Virginia

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Co-Sponsors
The Weinstein JCC
Hadassah Richmond
Presentations
Ben-Gurion, Epilogue
Winner of the Israeli Ophir Award (the Israeli Oscars) for Best Documentary Film 2017
with introduction by
Doug Seserman
Chief Executive Officer, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Date
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Location
Weinstein JCC
5403 Monument Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23226

Film Synopsis: An in-depth interview with David Ben-Gurion, one of modern history’s greatest leaders, emerges from the depths of the Ben-Gurion Archives at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where it lay unrecognized for decades. It is 1968, and Ben-Gurion is 82 years old. He lives in the seclusion of his home in the desert, removed from all political discourse, which allows him a unique perspective on the Zionist movement. His introspective soul-searching is the focus of this film, and his reflections provide a surprising vision for today’s crucial decisions and the future of Israel.

Doug Seserman, chief executive officer of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU), is known for his creative business vision. He joined AABGU in October 2017 after a successful 15-year tenure as president and chief executive officer of JEWISHcolorado, the Jewish Federation in Denver. He recently received national recognition by the American Business Awards, winning the 2017 Gold Stevie Nonprofit Executive of the Year award. In 2014, he was named to the Forward 50 as one of the 50 most impactful American Jews for his success reimagining the Jewish Federation for the 21st century. Prior to entering the Jewish nonprofit arena, Doug had an exemplary career in cable television and consumer products marketing. He holds a B.S. and MBA from Northwestern University.