In addition to our Sukkot events (Decorating the Sukkah/Movie and Sukkot Workshop) going on this weekend, there are a few other events in our greater community that you might want to check out. Plus – Don’t forget to reserve your tickets now for the upcoming World Premiere documentary, The Boys of Terezín (see below.) This should be a truly remarkable experience for the entire Jewish community.
Jewish Family Service Sponsors: Mary Lou
October 16, 2011, 2:00 PM
Egyptian Theater, 805 East Pine Street, Seattle
From Israeli director Eytan Fox (Yossi & Jagger, Walk on Water) comes a lighthearted but touching musical miniseries, shaken up with the everlasting songs by Israeli pop icon Tzvika Pik. Meir, a young gay man just out of high school, moves to Tel Aviv hoping to find his mother who abandoned the family on his tenth birthday. On his journey, he unexpectedly transforms into a popular drag queen, Mary Lou, while also learning to be a man. Romantic complications, catchy songs and dance numbers, and a touch of tragedy lace this soul-searching but sparkling modern fable (reminiscent of Glee) that won an Israeli Emmy Award.
Catered kosher post film reception
Seattle City Council Candidates Forum on Social Justice Issues
Sunday, October 16, 3-5 pm
Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, 1902 Second Avenue (at Stewart St, in the Josephinum)
The ten candidates for Seattle City Council will state their positions on social justice & answer questions about poverty, homelessness, hunger, need and exclusion in our community. For info or RSVP – email or (206) 452-1734.
Music of Remembrance
World Premiere Screening
The Boys of Terezín, a documentary.
SUNDAY October 30, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Plestcheef Auditorium, Seattle Art Museum
This documentary is a story about what it meant to be a teenager during the Holocaust, and how teens today can respond when confronted with the brutal reality that youth is no shield from cruelty and persecution. The film introduces you to a group of teenage boys who lived in the same room, Home One, at the Terezín concentration camp.
Admission is $18 in advance or $25 at the door (buy tickets online), but Music of Rememberance is inviting the first 100 high school students (register with your name and email address here) to see the film for free.
One God, Three Faiths – Building Community Through Prayer
November 4th, & December, 5
Join the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center for an opportunity to participate in prayer and learn about the Muslim, Jewish and Christian traditions, explore sacred space and share community.