Temple Beth Sholom hosting cinema series, game night

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Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood members donated and wrapped health and beauty products during its annual Chanukah party for the residents of Broken but Not Destroyed Women’s Shelter in Hempstead. The women, many of whom have been the victims of domestic violence, reside in the shelter with their children while recuperating and preparing themselves to reenter the workforce. (Photo courtesy of Temple Beth Shalom)
Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood members donated and wrapped health and beauty products during its annual Chanukah party for the residents of Broken but Not Destroyed Women’s Shelter in Hempstead. The women, many of whom have been the victims of domestic violence, reside in the shelter with their children while recuperating and preparing themselves to reenter the workforce. (Photo courtesy of Temple Beth Shalom)

Cinema Series at Temple Beth Sholom Begins on Jan. 10 at 7:45 p.m.

On four Thursday nights this winter, films of Jewish interest will be shown at Temple Beth Sholom during the Molly Chernofsky, z”l Community Cinema Series 2019. Sponsored by the Sisterhood, the films include “93 Queen,” a documentary, kicking off the series on Jan. 10; a drama, “A Bag of Marbles,” on Jan. 31; a documentary, “306 Hollywood,” on Feb. 21; and a drama, “The Cakemaker,” on March 7. The films have been pre-screened by Sisterhood member Nadine Kesten. March 28 is the snow date in case any of the films needs to be rescheduled.

The series is open to the community. Tickets are $15 per film or $54 for the series. Please make checks payable to TBS Sisterhood, and indicate in the memo section which films you’ve selected. Checks should be mailed to Temple Beth Sholom, 401 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. To pay by PayPal, please go to tbsroslyn.org and click on the event title in Upcoming Events in the center of the homepage. The temple office can be reached at (516) 621-2288.

93Queen (Documentary, 1 h 30 m)
Jan. 10
Director: Paula Eiselt

In the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, a group of tenacious Hasidic women are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. These women bring about change in their community from within.

A Bag of Marbles (Drama, 1 h 53 m)
Jan. 31
Director: Christian Duguay

A big screen adaptation of Joseph Joffo’s classic novel set in WWII. Based on Joffo’s own story, the film chronicles the frenzied journey of two clever, young Jewish brothers in German-occupied France who escape a roundup in Paris and bravely make their way across France to reunite with their family.

306 Hollywood (Documentary, 1 h 34 m)
Feb. 21

Directors: Jonathan Bogarin, Elan Bogarin
A magical realist documentary of two Jewish siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. The pair embark on a journey from their mother’s home in New Jersey to ancient Rome. They search for the remains of life in the objects left behind.

The Cakemaker (Drama, 1 h 53 m)
March 7
Director: Ophir Raul Graizer

Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife. Thomas takes a job as a baker in Anat’s Jerusalem café, and gets involved in her life far beyond his expectations.

TBS Sisterhood’s Cards & Games Day Is Set for Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood will hold an Annual Cards & Games Day on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m. The event is open to members of the community. Bring your cards, games and friends, enjoy brunch by Bagel Boss, purchase raffle tickets and shop our boutiques.

The fee is $45 for Sisterhood members; $60 for non-Sisterhood members; and $72 to be recognized for participating at a higher level of giving. Join Temple Beth Sholom’s Sisterhood and pay a reduced package price of $99 for temple members and $125 for non-TBS members.

Please respond by Jan. 9 by mailing your check to Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood, 401 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Please indicate the names of the people you’ll be playing with. Amy Magid and Cindy Katz are co-chairs of the event. The temple office can be reached at (516) 621-2288.

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