NISKAYUNA: Film highlights Tijuana Jewish life

"My father had been a soldier for years and he didn't have anything else, so it was time to move," Lifchitz said. "The United States was closed to anyone coming from Europe so there were really two choices for us, Mexico or Argentina. We ended up settling in Mexico City, and my father lived the rest of his life there.

"He even came up to visit me once in New York " it was in 1980, and I remember he didn't like the snow," said Lifchitz. "Here was a man who had spent much of his life in Russia with the cold winters, but he had been in Mexico so long that he didn't like the cold anymore."

This weekend's presentation will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Schenectady Jewish Community Center is located at 2565 Balltown Road, and there is a $2 admission. The center can be contacted at 377-8803 for more information. ""

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