WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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to The Hague chronicles the life of Raphael Lemkin, the Polish Jew who created the word "genocide." F I L M S F O R M A N Y A G E G R O U P S Each year the festival includes a family-friendly film and event. Last year it was Havana Curveball, the story of 13-year-old Mica Jarmel- Schneider who takes to heart his rabbi's encouragement to help heal the world by sending baseballs to Cuban youth. Mica knows that Cubans have few resources, love baseball, and provided his grandfather refuge during the Holocaust. Currently a college student at Tufts, Mica joined the screening to talk to middle-schoolers and their parents about starting their own social justice projects. To attract the 20 to 40-year-old audience, each year the festival hosts a mini-festival of films and events called "FRESHFLIX" that draws about 1,000 young adults. An annual FRESHFLIX favorite — the Short Film Competition — showcases four contenders selected by a young adult jury, with viewers voting on their favorite via text. 128 The Boston Jewish Film Festival W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 B A C K G R O U N D B Y M E D I A B A K E R Y / M O V I E S T I L L C O U R T S Y O F T H E B S T O N J E W I S H F I L M F E S T I V A L

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