Events

June 23, 2016
Hank Greenberg Honored at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, MD

Shirley Povich Field
10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, MD 20852

The Bethesda Big Train honors barrier breaker and Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg by retiring his number 5 at the Thursday, June 23 Big Train baseball game. Greenberg’s #5 will hang on the outfield wall at Shirley Povich Field in perpetuity next to the numbers of baseball’s two other historic barrier breakers, Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente.

Before the game, Aviva Kempner, producer of the documentary The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, will give a talk about what Greenberg meant to the Jewish community and to America. Rabbi David Shneyer will entertain. During the game, Rabbi David will perform a Yiddish Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Come out and have a great time while keeping the legacy of one of America’s all-time great Jewish superstars alive.

October 19, 2014, 2:00 PM
Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg screens as part of NMAJH’s DOCtober film series and Chasing Dreams exhibit. Featuring Director Aviva Kempner in conversation with Professor of Religion and advisor to Chasing Dreams, Rabbi Rebecca T. Alpert, Temple University (Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball). Admission is $10 with a discount for members and if you purchase a ticket for the other film in the DOCtober series, Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story at the same time. Click here to read more about this event.

November 18, 2014
Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
3751 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60613

September 14, 2014
Jewish Heritage Night at Tiger Stadium

Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

Join the Detroit Tigers to celebrate the club’s Jewish Heritage, including Tigers legend Hank Greenberg, the first Jewish player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, on the 80th Anniversary of Greenberg leading the Tigers to the 1934 American League pennant. Aviva Kempner and John Rosengren will be in attendance; copies of Kempner’s The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg on DVD and Rosengren’s book (Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes) will be for sale. Click here to read more about this event and to buy tickets. Ticket packages include an Upper Box Infield or Upper Reserve ticket, a limited Edition mini Hank Greenberg Hall of Fame plaque and a donation to the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation.

August 3, 2014, 2:00 PM
Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St., Amherst, MA 01002

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg screens as part of the Yiddish Book Center’s Sunday film series. Admission is $8 with discounts for students and members. Click here to read more about this event.

April 6, 2014, 5:15 PM
Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Filmmaker Aviva Kempner will be appearing in person at a screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg at AFI’s Silver Theatre. Special discounted ticket price of $5! More details here.

April 3, 2014, 12:00 PM
Jews and Baseball: D.C. and Beyond (a panel discussion)

Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
701 Third Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Get ready for Opening Day with a panel talk featuring: David Elfin, sports reporter for 30+ years, Phil Hochberg, former Washington Senators announcer and Society member, Jane Leavy, bestselling author of Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy and Aviva Kempner, director of film The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. Peanuts, cracker jacks, and additional light refreshments served. Kosher dietary laws observed. Guests may bring lunch. $10 minimum suggested donation. Limited space. Advance registration requested online or to (202) 789-0900.

March 1, 2014, 7:00 PM
Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg screens as part of Temple Beth Hatfiloh’s monthly Saturday film series. Free admission, free popcorn and a post-film discussion included! Click here for a PDF flier for the event.

March 5, 2013, 2:00 PM
Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103

Free screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg at San Francisco’s CJM. Click here for details.

March 10, 2013, 10:00 AM
Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Temple Emanu-El, Greenwald Hall
1 East 65th Street, Manhattan, NY, 10065

Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg at the Men’s Club, followed by lunch and a discussion with filmmaker Aviva Kempner. Click here for additional details. Be sure to RSVP by March 6th.

March 27, 2013, 12:00 PM
Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, followed by comments and discussion with Aviva Kempner.

April 4, 2013, 7:30 PM
An evening with Aviva Kempner, John Rosengren and Kevin Blackistone

Washington Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036

In honor of the 80th anniversary of Hammerin’ Hank’s MLB debut, the JCC is hosting a discussion about Greenberg’s life and career with Aviva Kempner, director of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, and John Rosengren, author of the new book, Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes. Aviva Kempner will screen exciting new extras from the brand new DVD of her film, including a phone interview with Ted Williams, more fun fan stories from Senator Carl Levin, Alan Dershowitz, and Walter Matthau, new interviews with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and much more. MC’ing the evening will be Kevin Blackistone, visiting professor at the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism and ESPN panelist and sports columnist. Click here for more details and to buy tickets. Copies of the DVD will be for sale at the event.

April 9, 2013, 2:35 PM
American University panel discussion about the historical documentary featuring Aviva Kempner

Wechsler Theater (3rd Floor, Mary Gradon Center)
American University, Washington, DC 20016

Aviva Kempner joins Libby O’Connell of the History Channel and documentary producer Nina Shapiro-Perl of American University to screen clips from her films and discuss the production of historical documentaries. The panel will be hosted by Professors Maggie Burnette Stogner and Alan Kraut.

April 25, 2013, 7:00 PM
An evening with Aviva Kempner and John Rosengren

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse
The Cast Iron Building, 67 East 11th Street, Manhattan, NY, 10003

Bergino hosts an evening with Aviva Kempner and John Rosengren. Aviva Kempner will screen exciting new extras from the brand new DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, including a phone interview with Ted Williams, more fun fan stories from Senator Carl Levin, Alan Dershowitz, and Walter Matthau, new interviews with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and much more. Joining her is John Rosengren, author of the new book, Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes. Click here for information about the venue. Copies of the DVD will be for sale at the event. Event sponsored by The Forward.

April 26, 2013, 12:00 PM
Museum Luncheon with Aviva Kempner and John Rosengren

Yogi Berra Museum
8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ, 07424

A very special event at the Yogi Berra Museum brings together Aviva Kempner, director of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg and John Rosengren, author of a new book on Hank. Kempner will screen excerpts from the extras created for the new DVD release of the film. Click here for details about the venue. Tickets to the luncheon and discussion are $20 and include a tour of the museum. To RSVP, call (973) 655-2378. Copies of the DVD and book will be for sale at the event. Event sponsored by The Forward.

April 26, 2013, 7:00 PM
Shabbat Shabbang Dinner with Aviva Kempner and John Rosengren

The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, NY, 10023

Come to the Manhattan JCC for a “Shabbat Shabbang” dinner with a baseball theme. Featuring author John Rosengren and director Aviva Kempner, this exciting program will screen scenes from the new extras on Kempner’s re-released DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg and discuss Rosengren’s new book which sheds light on the MVP’s life and career. Click here to buy tickets ($18/each). Copies of the DVD will be for sale at the event until sundown (7:47 PM). Event sponsored by The Forward.

April 30, 2013, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Aviva Kempner talks about new DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Auditorium (Room G26)
University of Southern California, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90089

Aviva Kempner will show excerpts from the extras of her new DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg and discuss the golden age of baseball on USC campus. The program is sponsored by the USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society and DVDs will be for sale at the event.

May 13, 2013, 12:00 PM
Midday Screening and Discussion with Aviva Kempner

The Mary Pickford Theater
Madison Building, The Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC, 20540

In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, Aviva Kempner will host a discussion and show excerpts from the exciting new extras on the brand new DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg in the Library of Congress’s Mary Pickford Theater. Copies of the DVD will be for sale at the event.

June 28-30, 2013
Jewish Baseball Retreat with guest speaker Aviva Kempner

Isabella Freedman Center
116 Johnson Road, Falls Village, CT 06031

The weekend long retreat will feature lectures, panels, interactive discussions, and more, with Isabella Freedman’s welcoming environment creating the opportunity to interact casually with Jewish baseball experts throughout the weekend. On June 29th, Aviva Kempner, director of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg will present on “Andy and Syd Cohen: Jewish Baseball Brothers,” participate in a panel discussion entitled “American Jews and America’s Game: A Growing Legacy in Baseball” and screen excerpts from the extras on the new DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg.

August 1st, 2013, 8:00 PM
SABR 43 convention in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Marriott
1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

One of the most highly anticipated components of the Society for American Baseball Research’s 2013 convention in Philadelphia is sure to be the special screening of clips from the new DVD extras for The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. Filmmaker Aviva Kempner will be appearing in person with John Rosengren (author of a new book on Hank) to introduce the screening and answer questions. Click here to be taken to SABR’s website.

September 19, 2013, 7:30 PM
An evening with Aviva Kempner

Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Aviva Kempner will be on hand to screen brand new clips from her newly re-released DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg and to discuss the making of the film and the DVD extras. Copies of the special edition DVD will be available for sale.

September 22, 2013, 12:40 PM
Pre-game ceremony, Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox

Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI ‎48201

John Rosengren (author of a new book on Hank Greenberg) will join Aviva Kempner shortly before game time for a pre-game ceremony remembering Hank Greenberg. During the game, copies of the newly re-released special edition DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg and Rosengren’s new book, Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes, will be available for sale.

September 22, 2013, 7:00 PM
An Intimate Evening with Hank Greenberg

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts
6600 West Maple, W. Bloomfield, MI 48322

Join Aviva Kempner, director of re-released DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg and John Rosengren, author of a new biography of Hank called Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes at the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit for an evening of discussion about the golden age of baseball. Aviva will screen never before seen clips from the new DVD. Click here to see a flyer for the event.

September 25, 2013, 7:00 PM
Aviva Kempner at the DC Public Library

Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library
4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Join Aviva Kempner, director of re-released DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg at the Tenley-Friendship Library in Northwest Washington D.C. for a discussion about the golden age of baseball. Aviva will screen never before seen clips from the new DVD. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library and the University of Michigan Alumni Association. Click here to see a flyer for the event.

November 3, 2013, 11:30 AM
Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Congregation Beth Shalom Santa Clarita
21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, California 91350

Screening of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg at Congregation Beth Shalom. Click here for details.

January 25, 2014, 2:30 PM
Aviva Kempner at Rosslyn’s SABR Day

Holiday Inn Rosslyn
1900 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209

Filmmaker Aviva Kempner will give a presentation at this annual SABR event which is held simultaneously at chapters around the country. Ms. Kempner will be on hand to talk baseball and screen clips from the newly re-released DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. More details here and here (click the Washington D.C. icon on the interactive map).


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