Sunday Meeting – Anne Macksoud and Rabbi Dov Taylor: “Seeing Through The Wall”
Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 11:00 am
2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West)
New York, NY 10023
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor
There are none so blind as they who refuse to look, none so deaf as they who refuse to listen. I will discuss my experience of Israel during the past 50 years, beginning in 1966-67 with the lead-up to the Six Day War and through the interfaith encounter with Israel/Palestine that I led in 2016.
Anne Macksoud spent 17 years as a teacher (English literature, photography, and music) before transitioning to film and video production. Once she discovered the “eye-opening” power of the documentary medium, she brought rented documentaries into her classroom on a regular basis. Eventually, she began helping her students make their own films and slide shows on the issues of the day (civil rights, the Vietnam War, and global poverty, to name a few). She approaches filmmaking from the perspective of an artist as well as an educator.
A native New Yorker, Dov Taylor was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1968. He is Rabbi Emeritus at Congregation Solel in Highland Park, IL, which he served for twenty five years and leader of Chavurat Ki-tov in Woodstock, Vermont, where he now lives. Dov has been a Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Center fo Postgraduate Hebrew Studies and a Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellow at the Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies, as well as teaching at Brandeis University and at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem. He has visited Israel many times, twice living for a year each time in Jerusalem. His translation of Joseph Perl’s Revealer of Secrets: The First Hebrew Novel was published by Westview Press, a division of Harper Collins, in 1997 and its sequel will be forthcoming.