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Israel & Pop Culture

Past Sessions
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2 Iyar 5782 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Zoom
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 25 Nisan 5782 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Zoom
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 18 Nisan 5782 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Zoom
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11 Nisan 5782 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Zoom
Join us virtually for this 4-part series led by Cantor Neil Michaels AND GUEST FILMMAKER, JOE FRANKEL

There comes a time when we all must reckon with our relationship to Israel and this is true now, more than ever, with anti-semitism once again on the rise and the Jewish state having lost popular favor in the world.

There are marked differences between how Israel is represented in North American news and media and how Israel represents itself locally. What is Israel really? What are the origins of the country’s birthright and what is its significance in the world today? What does it mean to be Israeli and how does that reflect back on Jewish culture, identity and representation today?

Join in lively group discussions that will parse these and other questions. Watch and deconstruct scenes from popular Israeli and Israel-focused film and TV hits and gain a better understanding of how art and media can be used to influence thought in the dialogue surrounding Israel and its people.


Our gratitude to the Barr family for the Miriam and Dr. Isaac Barr Israel Education Fund which supports this important initiative. Miriam (Miri) Barr, a Holocaust survivor, had a deep passion her whole life for the State of Israel. This initiative is lovingly dedicated to her blessed memory by Dr. Isaac Barr. Click here for more information on all of our TI4ISRAEL learning opportunities!


Watch Prior Sessions Here

While not required, it is highly encouraged to watch the films before the program. Please see below for suggested options on where to watch. Note, the films are not limited to these viewing platforms.


April 12: The Spy 

Watch on Netflix 

April 19: Waltz With Bashir   

Watch on Vudu Watch on iTunes Watch on Youtube Watch on Amazon Prime

April 26: Fauda   

Watch on Netflix

May 3: Our Boys  

Watch on HBO Watch on Amazon Prime



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Sat, May 21 2022 20 Iyar 5782