- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A documentary about the days when Jewish-owned businesses fill downtown Hendersonville will be screened at the city’s main library.

The Times-News of Hendersonville reports (https://bit.ly/1SlSCbC) that the 53-minute film titled “Jewish Merchants of Downtown Hendersonville” will screen Friday afternoon. The documentary premiered in August at Agudas Israel Congregation’s Mountain Jewish Festival in Hendersonville.

Michael Beckerman is a retired optometrist who began working on the film after conducting history tours to keep the memory of Jewish-owned businesses alive. He made the movie with filmmaker Sid Williams, whose grandfather owned Louis Williams and Sons Hardware.

Beckerman’s grandfather had a dry-cleaning business in downtown Hendersonville and later owned a clothing store.

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