21 2021

SJCC - BORN IN JERUSALEM AND STILL ALIVE Film Discussion led by Amy Posner

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

Virtual Event | Schenectady JCC 2565 Balltown Rd
Niskayuna, NY 12309

Contact Judy Ben-Ami

The film will be available: November 19-21, 2021.

Israel 2019, 83 min., Hebrew, English with subtitles
A thirty-something Jerusalem native is driven to become a tour guide in this darkly humorous exploration of the effects of trauma on the Israeli psyche, providing a prickly, personal perspective on the reality of daily life in the Holy Land. This sincere if troubled guide tenderly cares for his aging father as he embarks on his own odd course of healing. A deadpan mixture of black comedy, romance, and psychology, the life-affirming film hinges on the offbeat appeal of its writer/director/star Yossi Atia, winner of the best first film at the 2019 Jerusalem Film Festival.

Amy Posner has served as Executive Director of Hillel at the College of Staten Island since 2008. She has been building community through youth-serving organizations for more than 25 years, having held positions in Young Judaea and the Girl Scout Council of Central NY. She also directed the Jewish Multiracial Network, a grass-roots organization serving multi-racial Jewish families and working to raise awareness of the beautiful diversity of the Jewish people. Amy served as director of Camp Edward Isaacs. She was honored to be a 2014 JCC of Staten Island “Dor L’Dor” Woman Leader of the Community. She holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation from the University of Maryland, a certificate in Not for Profit Management from the University of Wisconsin, and a master’s degree in Jewish Education from the Davidson School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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Sponsor: Jewish Federation of NENY