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Food & Film Event -- Watermarks

  • The Chatham Synagogue 1536 County Road 28 Chatham Center, NY, 12184 United States (map)

This is the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish sports club, Hakoah Vienna. Founded in 1909 in response to the notorious Aryan Paragraph which forbade Austrian sports clubs from accepting Jewish athletes.  

In the 1930s Hakoah's best-known triumphs came from its women swimmers, who dominated national competitions in Austria. After the Anschluss in 1938, the Nazis shut down the club, but the swimmers all managed to flee the country before the war broke out. Told by the swimmers, now in their 80s, the chronicle is about a group of young girls with a passion to be the best. It is the saga of seven outstanding athletes who still swim daily as they age with grace. Above all, it is a celebration of life.

BONUS: After the film, one of the swimmers will be at TCS for a Q&A Session.  

Earlier Event: October 13
Shabbat Services - Torah Reading: Noach
Later Event: October 14
TCS Board Meeting