8 2023

CBI's Adult Ed: Jewish Film Series "Promised Lands"

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
This is a virtual only event. 701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119
860-233-8215 bethisrael@cbict.org

Contact Rabbi Howard Rosenbaum

This is a virtual only program offered in partnership with Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth, Highland Park, NJ. A 41-year-old Israeli film director currently living in Berlin is returning to Israel to meet some of her friends from elementary school. She learns what has been happening in their lives since their paths parted. Through this, we get a glimpse of different types of Israelis, things that connect them to their homeland, and how they see what happened to the promise of a better life given to them back then while they were still in school. In Israel, the documentary premiered at the 2021 Haifa International Film Festival as "Petah Tikva" (literally meaning "entrance of hope"), the name of the city where the schoolmates once lived. Go to cbict.org/calendar and stream the film at your convenience. Then join us Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8:00pm for a chat with the film's director.