Stories of Israel
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 23, 2021
Stories of Israel
November 9, 16, 23, 7:00 pm
The “Stories of Israel” is an exceptional way for the Holy Blossom community to experience the authentic Israel that lies behind the politics and the headlines. Sign up for this 3-part series, in which we will watch professionally produced documentaries about three Israelis who don’t fit the usual stereotypes. After each screening, we will meet live from Israel (on Zoom) with the person featured in the film for a personal conversation.
Through personal stories, we will confront the larger issues facing Israeli and Jewish society today: Race, Gender, Religious Pluralism, Sexual Identity, Palestinian Identity, the IDF, Immigration.
$18 for HBT members, $36 for non-members
This series is made possible by generous gifts of sponsorship from Arnold Englander and an anonymous sponsor.
Tuesday, November 9:
Meet Brhan Voroko, an Ethiopian Orthodox Israeli woman as she speaks about her complex experiences of race and immigration.
Tuesday, November 16:
Meet Rabbi Tamir Nir, a Yememite Israeli who was raised Orthodox and today serves as the rabbi of a Jerusalem Reform synagogue “Achva BaKerem” as he speaks about his complex relationship with his Orthodox father, the struggle that accompanied his emerging Reform identity, and his mission to overcome stereotypes and bring Jews together.
Tuesday, November 23:
Meet Chana Jenny Weisberg, a Baltimore native, from a Reconstructionist background whose friendships with Indonesian Muslim women inspired her to reconnect with her Jewish heritage, as she speaks about raising a family of eight children and of her website and blog www.Jewishmom.com.
“Stories of Israel” is produced and directed by Rabbi Joshua Weisberg, a native of Kingston Ontario who grew up in Kingston’s Iyr HaMelekh Reform congregation (and NIFTY alum). Today Rabbi Josh is a Talmud scholar, a professional chef and filmmaker who lives in Jerusalem with his family.