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Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality. These two systems of ancient wisdom share much in common. At their core, they provide the practitioner access to the pathways to connect with G-d on a deep, spiritual level. No prior experience needed. Suitable for all fitness levels. Led by Jackie Tepper.
Fridays, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 9 – Mar. 27 (No class Feb. 13)
Members $198 / Community $231 (11 sessions)
NEW! Speak up for Israel for Adults
For the past two years the JCC and UJF have successfully impacted the lives of teens by preparing them with an increased knowledge of Israel and the ability to advocate for Israel as they go off to college. Based on adult interest, we are excited to offer monthly sessions for adults to learn the history and complexities surrounding Israel—past and present. All levels of knowledge are welcome as we embark on deep and meaningful discussions. Hear from guest speakers from AIPAC, ADL and other organizations. You can attend the AIPAC conference on your own to enhance your learning experience. Led by the JCC Israeli Shaliach,Or Berger.
Mondays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 15, Jan. 26, (Mar. 1 – 3 AIPAC conference
on your own), Apr. 26
Lunch and Learn
Join Or Berger, the JCC’s Israeli shaliach, for a lunch and learn series focusing on interesting topics and current events related to Israel. Sessions will often include short videos and there will always be time for questions and answers. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide dessert (dairy). To register or for more information, contact Or Berger at 203.487.0961.
Thursdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5, Apr. 16
Free of charge. All are welcome.
Israeli Film Series
Action, drama, comedy. Conflicts, dialogues, tragedies. Laughter, hatred, love.The attributes of a good film are also that of the day-to-day life in Israel. In 2008, the Israeli cinema woke up from a 20-year-long nap and for the past 6 years, 6 Israeli films were nominated for an Oscar. Following each film, Or Berger, our JCC Israeli Shaliach, will lead us in a meaningful discussion. Popcorn will be served. To register or for more information, contact Or Berger at 203.487.0961. $5 suggested donation.
Jan. 15, 7 p.m. – Bethlehem
The 2013 film tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence.
Feb. 12, 7 p.m – The Attack
Dr. Amin Jaafari is an assimilated Arab surgeon who seems to have it all with a promising career with honors among the Israelis in Tel Aviv. That all changes after a devastating terrorist suicide bombing and his beloved wife, Siham, is found among the dead as the primary suspect. Although initially refusing to accept that as Shin Bet interrogates him, Amin comes to realize the allegations are true. Now, the ostracized Amin resolves to find out on his own why Siham had so strong a conviction that she kept secret from him. However, the answers prove hard to come by and the truths involved have a terrible pain of their own.
Mar. 19, 7 p.m – Out in the Dark
Nimer, an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank, dreams of a better life. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimer for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When Nimerʼs close friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank and meets a terrible fate, Nimer is forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.