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 available online or in person through Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne. A booklet about Jerusalem is provided to attendees.
The film is being shown for the first time in Fort Wayne as part of the Temple’s outreach to the interfaith community. The event on July 30 is for geared toward members of Achduth Vesholom, Congregation B’nai Jacob, and the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, with a discussion afterward focused on Judaism and Jerusalem. The film also is being shown by special arrangement with other religious groups and to the general public. Find dates and times. Please encourage your friends, whether Jewish or not, to attend any of the screenings.
Please contact Rabbi Lenny at (260) 744-4245 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for your faith group or congregation.
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.