FILMMAKERS DISCUSS JEWISH-THEMED MOVIES AT VILLAGE TEMPLE
Sunday, October 6, 2013
New York NY – Contemporary films of Jewish themes will be presented and discussed by their filmmakers at a series at The Village Temple, at 33 East 12th Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village, beginning on Sunday, October 6 at 4:00 pm.
Fifty Children, the acclaimed HBO documentary about a Philadelphia couple who rescued Viennese children from the Nazis, is the first in the series. After the screening, the filmmaker, Steven Pressman, will lead a discussion, joined by Emily and Melissa Hacker, whose mother, at age 13, was among the nearly 10,000 children taken to England on the Kindertransport.
“The Village Temple is excited to present this movie, a little-known tale of heroism and tikkun olam, the healing of our world, as an example of our commitment to social justice” said Julie Salamon, Co-president of The Village Temple.”
The screening is open to the public. Tickets are available at the door, a donation of $10 is suggested.
About The Village Temple
The Village Temple, led by Rabbi Chava Koster, with Cantorial Soloist Gerard Edery and Music Director Anita Hollander, has served the Reform Jewish community in Greenwich Village and Lower Manhattan for 65 years. The Village Temple is a place for kesher – connection. It is a progressive synagogue for Reform Jews who are seeking to find connections to Torah and the search for spiritual fulfillment; establish relationships with other members of our congregation; discover links between past and present and one generation to the next; build bridges with the downtown Reform community, Israel and the world; and find the balance between our daily lives and the turn off your cellphone respite of Shabbat. The Village Temple is committed to social justice, supporting many community outreach activities. It has operated a Soup Kitchen for more than 20 years that continues to serve hot meals to over 100 people each week. The Temple sponsors a vibrant religious school for students in grades Pre-K through high school, exciting adult education programs, and many enjoyable social events. For further information on this event or other Village Temple programs, please contact Sandy Wilson, 212-674-2340, or visit the Village Temple website, www.villagetemple.org.