REEL ISRAEL Summer 2013 Film Series
Wednesdays at 6:45 pm
July 10: The Children of Teheran
Follow the epic, true story of the rescue of 800 children from occupied Poland and their
grueling journey to Palestine in the winter of 1943.This unprecedented operation took the children, many without their
parents, on a tortuous path that led them to distant lands, including
Tehran, before they arrived safely in Palestine.
The Children of Teheran
were the first large group of Holocaust survivors to reach
Palestine from occupied Europe. Shaaray Tefila Trustee Dan Adler's parents were part of this journey and he will share their story. (60 minutes)
||July 24: Footnote
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as professors in Talmudic Studies. Eliezer is a stubborn, old traditionalist where Uriel is a more popular and charismatic academic. When both men learn that after years of frustration Eliezer will be
lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. (103 minutes)
Footnote won Best Screenplay at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nine prizes at the 2011 Ophir Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Foreign Film.
August 7: Restoration
The aging Yaakov is a skilled craftsman, who loves his work and keeps
exacting standards. However, he has little sense for financial issues, which
had always been taken care of by his dead partner. The business is going down,
demand for Yaakov's services is falling off and banks refuse to give him loans.
Noah, who had refused to follow in his father's footsteps and became a
successful lawyer, is pressing Yaakov to retire and sell off the workshop –
which could bring a lucrative profit as the area is undergoing a real-estate
boom. (102 minutes)
August 21: Gatekeepers
A 2012 documentary film by director Dror Moreh that tells the story of the Israeli Shin Bet from the perspective of six former heads of Israel’s secretive internal security service. Gatekeepers combines in-depth interviews with archival footage and computer animation to recount the role that the group played in Israel’s security from the Six-Day War to the present.The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards.(101 minutes)
Reel Israel is sponsored by the Adult Education Committee.
A committee member will lead discussion after each film.
All are welcome.
We provide air conditioning, soft drinks, and snacks! Join us!