“Jews and Baseball” film to premiere in Kiva

Kelly Tunney

Just in time for spring training and baseball season, baseball fans can learn about how Jews first entered into the sport.

Director Peter Miller will present his latest film “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story” at 7 p.m. in the Kiva.

Miller will give an introduction to the film at 6:30 p.m. followed by the screening. A question-and-answer session with Miller will follow the screening at 8:30 p.m. Desserts will be available for attendees.

The Jewish Studies program and the history department are co-presenting the film.

Ken Bindas, chair of the history department, said the film shows how immigrants, specifically Jews, entered into an American tradition.

“It’s a good slice of Americana,” Bindas said. “Because baseball is America, the immigrant experience is America, and this talks about how Jews became a part of that experience.”

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