November 15 , 7:00 pm
It starts with rituals and appetizers in the lobby. It continues with fascinating and entertaining program offerings, paired with a dairy meal and seasonal wines. We reconvene for delicious desserts and coffee. Your weekend has not just begun. It’s kicked off—with a SHABBANG.
This Shabbat evening is inspired by and presented with the Other Israel Film Festival. Our dinners will include conversations, films, panels, and music featuring aspects of Israeli and Palestinian society and underrepresented populations in Israel. This evening will take the spiritual practice of breaking bread together and our shared time to explore human stories, engage our community, and challenge our perspectives. Pre-registration required.
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Mira Awad—Stories and Music
The multitalented Mira Awad uses her guitar and mesmerizing voice to share her stories and experiences as a Palestinian singer, songwriter, actress, artist, advocate for peace, and creator of the recent hit TV show Muna.
Short Films for 20s + 30s
Join the JCC 20s + 30s community for a collection of short films focusing on connections and conflicts between family, identity, and relationships. Films include Arabic Friday, Girl on a Bike, and The Day My Father Dies.
A Conversation with Professor Laura Schor
Laura S. Schor, a professor and pioneer of women’s history and author of the newly published Sophie Halaby in Jerusalem, An Artist’s Life, will discuss her insightful, illuminating biography of a little-known Palestinian Christian artist. The first 30 guests to register will receive a complimentary copy of her important book.
An Openhearted Discussion on Shared Society in Israel
Join our distinguished panel guests, Dr. Merav Ben-Nun, Motaz Ershield, and Meg Sullivan, in conversation on shared society in Israel.
Samaritans—A Discussion with Abood Cohen*
Samaritans were one of the original tribes of Israel, and their traditions date back to before the Second Temple. Join Abood Cohen, the Samaritans High Priest’s grandson, in a conversation about culture, religion, and the rare path of the Samaritan people.
*For those who prefer a traditional Shabbat experience with no technology or amplified sound.