The New York Times bestseller was made into a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain. The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski. The Zabinskis helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion and were recognized by the State of Israel as the Polish Righteous Among the Nations for their heroic rescue of Jews during the Holocaust in occupied Poland. (2017) Running Time 127 minutes // Suggested donation: $3, free popcorn!
Save the date! Our annual Hanukkah party will take place in our social hall on December 2nd at 4pm. Dairy or vegetarian dishes are welcomed.
In response to the horrific tragedy in Pittsburgh, PA, this Friday evening will we join with congregations around the country to celebrate a Shabbat of Unity, Healing, and Comfort. Join us at 7pm. The community is welcome. Our synagogue is at the corner of Scott Street & Craven.
10/23/18 MARSHALL @ 4pm
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell, Director Reginald Hudlin's Marshall, is based on an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. It follows the young lawyer (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer (Kate Hudson). Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad). Together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and Anti-Semitism. The high profile case and the partnership with Friedman served as a template for Marshall's creation of the NAACP legal defense fund. (2017)
Movie begins at 4pm and discussion follows. A $3 contribution is suggested. Freshly popped popcorn and soft drinks are free!
Friday at 7 PM – 8:30 PM:
Join visiting Rabbi Louis Sutker for his final Shabbat with Beth Israel. We will have a delicious oneg (held on the first Friday of each month).