We will view a 35 minute documentary “Diversity in the Long Grey Line” about Jewish cadets at West Point (they graduated their 1,000th Jewish cadet in 2019). We will then discuss with past students, officers and the chaplain of the Synagogue in West Point what the students do, how they handle holidays, etc. Questions and Answers will be welcome.
In 2019, the Board produced this film to celebrate the graduation of the 1,000th Jewish cadet. An independent organization working with West Point, the Board supports an active Hillel program, interaction with Israel, choir trips, holocaust museum visits, holiday events, and Chapel upkeep. The message is for the Jewish community: “Yes there is a vibrant Jewish life at West Point”. The film won over 20 gold medals at festivals in the U.S. and several internationally. It aired on Jewish Life TV, the JWV national convention, and venues across the country. It depicts Jewish cadet life today against the backdrop of the scenic campus.
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