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Sunday Matinee

Sponsored by the Sisterhood of Congregation Shearith Israel

Sunday, November 15, 2:00PM
Sunday, December 20, 11:00AM
Sunday, January 10, 2:00PM

Stuck in the house?

Tired of Netflix? Looking for some thought-provoking films to enjoy with old friends and new?

 

It’s time to get together for the

SUNDAY MATINEE

Sponsored by The Sisterhood of The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue

To register, click here.

 

 

Join us for a series of three video presentations

Which will include a live Q & A with the filmmakers and artist!

Each of these specially curated films will explore how we transmit culture, identity and memory now and through time.

 

FIRST VIDEO

When: Sunday, November 15, 2020

Time: 2:00pm NY time

           9:00pm Israel time 

Where: in the “Zoom Room” of course!

What:   Saving the Iraqi Jewish Archives: A Journey of Identity! 

Excerpts of the film followed by the Q&A with the filmmakers ASF Vice President Carole Basri, Esq. & Adriana Davis

 

The Iraqi government, under color of law, stripped the Iraqi Jews of their property. And now, the US and Iraqi governments are planning to return those same archives to a politically unstable Iraq. The evidence of Jewish life in Iraqi will be destroyed forever. 

Included are interviews with David Dangoor and Ezra Zilka.

 

 

SECOND VIDEO

When: Sunday, December 20, 2020

Time: 11:00 am New York time

            6:00 pm Israel time

Where: in the “Zoom Room” of course!

 What: David Moss’ “Illuminating Souls – A Life in Jewish Art”

This illustrated presentation will be followed by Q&A with the artist.

 

David Moss considers himself a “mitzvah beautifier”. He works in diverse media, including calligraphy, illumination, papercuts, sculpture, wood, prints, artist books, architecture, pottery, drama, educational programming and others. He is responsible for the revival of the hand-illustrated ketubah, created The Moss Haggadah, and collaborated on the Tree of Life Shtender. His works are exhibited at or in the permanent collections ofBritish Museum, Harvard’s Widener Library, Israel Museum, Library of Congress, among many others  and is included in many private collections. 

 

 

THIRD VIDEO 

When: January 10, 2021 

Time:  2:00 p.m. NY time

Where: in “The Zoom Room” of course!

What:   Out of Print

After the video there will be Q&A with the Director Vivienne Roumani-Denn.

 

Narrated by Meryl Streep, this film explores our extraordinary transformation as we moved from the preeminence of the written wordto the digital age and the profound effect it has had on how we learn and live. 

The documentary is directed by Vivienne Roumani-Denn and features interviews with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former Authors Guild President Scott Turow, the late Ray Bradbury, and other leaders in tech, publishing, libraries, education, and cognitive science.

 

 

Advanced Registration is required 

Cost:  $5.00 for each program

To register, click here.

Upon registration, you will later receive the Zoom link.

 

For questions, contact Chairperson Vivienne Roumani-Denn: vivienneroumani@gmail.com

 

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