“FRINGES: New Adventures in Jewish Living” – a film by Paula Weiman-Kelman and Jonathan Lopatin
Followed by a discussion with the director, Paula Weiman-Kelman, who is visiting Temple Israel from Jerusalem
About the film: This riveting new documentary follows three stories of spiritual innovation – the Secular Yeshiva in Jerusalem, the Ghetto Shul in Montreal and Stony Lonesome Organic Farm in Virginia. These stories – vibrant, quirky, moving – are braided together, like the fringes of a tallit, to create an inspiring portrait of Judaism at the beginning of the 21st century. Says Weiman-Kelman: “Living in Jerusalem we are constantly confronted by the painful rifts within the Jewish community. Making this film has reminded me that there are deep threads that connect us. It is possible to see the world from the other’s point of view – and feel an authentic bond.” The film has been shown at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Religion Today Film Festival Italy and Bucharest Jewish Film Festival.
“FRINGES excites the imagination. Its message is rich and resonant, profound and uplifting, provocative yet credible.” (Professor Steven M. Cohen)
“FRINGES is a rare look into Jewish life that is real. It breaks down stereotypes and makes you think hard about your own connection to Judaism, God, and community.” (Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, Machon Hadar, NYC)
“FRINGES embodies the core values of our festival: Jewish pluralism, identity, and future in an ever-changing world. It was an honor to screen this thought-provoking and meaningful film in our festival.” (Daniella Tourgeman, director Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival)+ More... - Less...
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