Wednesday, February 5, 2014

GRJC Show Time

Glen Rock Jewish Center
It's Show Time!

Glen Rock Jewish Center Film Series
"Sholem Aleichem:   
Laughing in the Darkness"

Date:   Sunday, February 16, 2014  
 Place:  Glen Rock Jewish Center -- 682 Harristown Road, Glen Rock, NJ
Time:  4:00 pm
Fee:  $10/person, includes popcorn, snacks, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
$8 for seniors 65 and older.  Open to the public.
Contact:  GRJC Office at 201-652-6624
 The GRJC Film Series Committee is excited to announce our next program! Join us on Sunday, February 16 at 4:00 pm for  "Sholem Aleichem:  Laughing in the Darkness."   The film's director, Joseph Dorman, is coming to Glen Rock and will attend to lead a discussion about his experiences making this fascinating documentary. It's going to be great!

Sholem Aleichem is the acclaimed Yiddish-language author who wrote about a time and place in Eastern Europe that no one else did:  the late 19th century shtetl.  He created Tevye the milkman, who of course later went on to fame and fortune on Broadway as the main character in "Fiddler on the Roof"!  That great play is noted not only for its amazing score, but for the story of the lives of the Jews in Europe many of whom were expelled from Russia in the wake of the pogroms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Here is what the film's website says:   
 A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical "Fiddler on the Roof." "Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness" tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Sholem Aleichem was not just a witness to the creation of a new modern Jewish identity, but one of the very men who shaped it.
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Each year the GRJC Film Series strives to present a diverse set of films with a Jewish connection. We addressed  Jewish-American culture in last year's programs "Jews in Baseball: An American Love Story" and "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg." We delved into modern Jewish history with "Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald." And we turned our attention to Israel, with the powerful political documentary "To Die in Jerusalem" and with a program of funny, timely and poignant short films about the complexities of everyday life in contemporary Israel. Join us as we continue to show high quality films paired with preeminent speakers who bring perspective and depth and reveal the untold story behind each film.

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