Announcement: Fifth Avenue Synagogue Tisha B’Av Film Program

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Fifth Avenue Synagogue Young Leadership in partnership with Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance NY present

Tragedy, Memory and Meaning: A Tisha B’Av Film Program

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
To be screened at the Barbara K. and Ira A. Lipman Screening Room at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, 226 East 42 Street, New York City

Film Series Track A
10:00 – 11:00 am ~ Tour (Introduction to Museum and 45 minute Holocaust film)
11:00 am – 12:38 pm ~ Against The Tide – Narrated by Dustin Hoffman
1:00 – 2:45 pm ~ I Have Never Forgotten You – Narrated by Nicole Kidman
3:00 – 4:23 pm ~ Genocide – Narrated by Elizabeth Taylor and Orson Wells (Academy Award 1981)
4:30 – 6:30 pm ~ The Long Way Home – Narrated by Morgan Freeman (Academy Award 1997)

Film Series Track B
10:30 – 11:53 am ~ Genocide – Narrated by Elizabeth Taylor and Orson Wells (Academy Award 1981)
12:00 – 1:38 pm ~ Against The Tide – Narrated by Dustin Hoffman
2:00 – 4:00 pm ~ The Long Way Home – Narrated by Morgan Freeman (Academy Award 1997)
4:00 – 5:45 pm ~ I Have Never Forgotten You – Narrated by Nicole Kidman
6:00 – 7:00 pm ~ Tour (Introduction to Museum and 45 minute Holocaust film)

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About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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