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I love stories, I love stores depicted in movies. I love Shabbat. I love snuggling in during the colder months watching movies on Shabbat. I would love to share this Shabbat experience with others when it is delightful to relax on a Shabbat afternoon, share a Jewish movie, and some pot-luck (dairy or parve) treats.

The initial plan is to meet the second Shabbat of the month, November through April. 3pm – 6pm. I will offer my home in Eagan, as I live in a cooperative with a party-room where we are not restricted in how many join in. If others want to open their homes, we may move around the cities.

As I have conceived this, my idea is adults, and youth who can watch any topic that is chosen. My initial concept is that this may not be the Shabbat afternoon activity for children who may get bored and need re-direction during an adult movie.

We may all suggest movies we want to share. To get us started I own a number of Jewish movies to consider. (Neil Simon’s: Biloxie Blues, Brighten Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound; The Chosen; The Courageous Heart of Irean Sendler; Crossing Delancey; The Devil’s Arithmetic; Dirty Dancing; Fiddler On The Roof; The Frisco Kid; Gentleman’s Agreement; Hidden In Silence; Keeping The Faith; Jazz Singer; Jacob The Liar; Keeping Up With The Steins; Lost In Yonkers; Liberty Heights; Miracle at Moreau; My Favorite Year; Not In This Town; The Only Way; Out of The Ashes; Over The Brooklyn Bridge; Miss Rose White; Schindler’s List; School Ties; Yentel) Some are historical, some are fun, some are very accurate of our traditions, some not as much. And then, of course there are Coen brother’s movies . . .

Dates: November 10, 2018, December 8th, (Chanukah – maybe we will watch Not in This Town), January 12, 2019, February 9th, March 9th, April 13th.

Kate Cavett- 651-470-4410

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Past Group Events

    The Women’s Balcony

    January 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    On January 12th at 2PM we will be watching The Women’s Balcony, a 2016 Israeli movie with subtitles.

    Reviews include:
    Set in a devout Jewish Orthodox community in Jerusalem, “The Women’s Balcony” centers on the literal breakdown of a synagogue. Pat Padua Washington Post

    “The Women’s Balcony” is an eccentric portrait of an already devout community suddenly under pressure from a super Orthodox rabbi to observe their faith in a more rigid way. While the mood is that of a gentle and affectionate comedy, the film makes some extremely sharp points about fanaticism, sexism masked as holiness, and tolerance among the faithful. Roger Ebert

    The filmmakers take great care in navigating the story, never steering clear of polemics yet managing to flesh out the characters with eloquent dialogue. Nicole Herrington The NYTimes

    If you are inclined, you may bring (dairy or parve) treat to share.
    Please call me if you are going to join us, so I arrange for a room large enough for all to be comfortable. Hope you can join us the second Shabbat of the month.
    Kate Cavett

    February shabbat afternoon movie

    February 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    The Chosen
    Historical movie – 1940s Drama – around opinions on the State of Israel (rating PG—1 hour 50 minutes)

    The Chosen is a 1981 drama film directed by Jeremy Kagan, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Chaim Potok published in 1967. It stars Maximilian Schell and Rod Steiger. It won three awards at the 1981 Montréal World Film Festival. It was distributed by Analysis Film Releasing Corp. and 20th Century Fox.

    A close friendship is challenged when two teenagers discovers and admires the others differences. Reuven is experienced, practical and worldly-wise; while Danny is brilliant and mystical, incredibly erudite in some matters, but incredibly naïve in others. Their challenges appear as they discover Danny’s ulta Orthodoxy and Reuven’s modern Orthodox Judaism? Danny’s people oppose the State of Israel as fanatically as Reuven and his father are working to create it.

    A well-directed version of Chaim Potok’s classic novel about the friendship between two Jewish boys in Brooklyn, one Hasidic and the other not.
    Culturally accurate. – Rabbi Yonassan Gershom

    If you are inclined, you may bring (dairy or parve) treat to share.

    We will meet in the community room within my cooperative. PLEASE CALL, so we know how many will be joining us and for the address. Hope you can join us the second Shabbat of the month.
    Kate Cavett

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