The Dewey Stone Connection: From Exodus to Independenceby Michael Traub (US, 2011, 42 min.). This is the incredible saga of the late Dewey Stone of Brockton, MA, “an unsung hero for Israel.” A Zionist philanthropist in the 1940s, Dewey purchased and smuggled arms to the Haganah; outfitted the Exodus, the ship carrying Holocaust survivors to Palestine; and helped to establish the Weizmann Institute of Science. Discussion with director and members of Dewey’s family follows screening.

Ben-Gurion Hosting by Nadav Ben-Israel (Israel, 2011, 12 min.). A stirring animated biography of Israel’s first prime minister, scripted from Ben-Gurion’s writings, from the creators of the Oscar-nominated Waltz with Bashir.

Doors open at 6 pm. Please use the State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance.