Film & Panel Discussion | Code Name: Ayalon

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Wednesday, May 8th
5:00pm ET Doors | 6:00 pm ET Screening | 7:00pm ET Panel Discussion

Live at the Weitzman
$13* | $10 Weitzman Members

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Under the code name “the Ayalon Institute,” a group of teenagers from the Hatzofim Aleph Scout movement and members of the Haganah built an underground munitions factory in 1947 that secretly manufactured and then smuggled ammunition needed during Israel’s War of Independence. Now celebrating its 75th anniversary, the documentary, Code Name: Ayalon, explores stories of the teenagers and young adults who worked in this secret factory and contributed to Israel’s establishment as an independent state. Interviews with the last surviving factory workers and commentary from noted historian Deborah Lipstadt, recount this clandestine mission. 

After the screening, join us for a panel discussion exploring the film’s creation, as well as how the history of Israel’s statehood influences American Jewish identity. 

*Nobody should be turned away for lack of funds- email if cost is prohibitive.

Live at The Weitzman
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th & Market)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

This program is co-presented by The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish, and WHYY.