June 11, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tikkun Leil Shavuot
There is a longstanding tradition of adults learning through the night on Shavuot. We will NOT go all night, and our text will actually be a film! Join us for “Sallah Shabbati,” a classic comedic film from Israel that tells the story of a Yemenite family that comes to Israel in 1949. It features Topol (you knew him as Tevye in the film version of “Fiddler on the Roof”) in a film that was nominated for an Academy Award and won two Golden Globes. It is both a poignant exploration of the two Israels (Ashkenazi and Sephardi) of that time and a sharp and often hilarious satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history. Join us for the film and a conversation about Israel then and now.