Please join us for a special showing for the Jewish community of the movie “Jerusalem” on Sunday, July 30 at 4 p.m. at Cinema Center. Sponsored by the Temple with support from the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation, the screening of the National Geographic film will be followed by a discussion led by Rabbi Lenny Sarko.
“The film documents the current culture of Jerusalem without taking a political or religious stance, showing the beauty of the city and the way people from different cultures and religious beliefs conduct their lives there,” said Rabbi Lenny.
Tickets are $10 each and include a book about Jerusalem. Purchase your tickets through the Temple office (checks payable to “CAV- The Temple”) or through Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne.
The film is being shown for the first time in Fort Wayne as part of the Temple’s outreach to the interfaith community. While the event on July 30 is for members of Achduth Vesholom, Congregation B’nai Jacob, and the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, the film also will be shown by special arrangement with other religious groups. Some general audience tickets also will be sold through Cinema Center.
On the film’s website, the filmmakers’ said “our goal is to look at the roots of the universal attachment to Jerusalem: Jewish, Christian and Muslim…Our film is not about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It embraces the idea that Jerusalem is many cities: imagined and real; past and present; Jewish Christian, Muslim and secular. We are trying to answer the question: Why Jerusalem? What is it about this tiny space that made it the ultimate prize of empires and the object of longing for so many different cultures over thousands of years?” Watch the trailer.