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Wondering About Women and Orthodoxy?

Return of Sarah's Daughters
Return of Sarah’s Daughters

Menorah invites anyone who is curious about life in Boulder’s Orthodox community to an evening of open conversation fostering understanding and building connections on Saturday, February 16.  The program includes a screening of “The Return of Sarah’s Daughters,” and a panel discussion, moderated by Yehudis Fishman.

 The Return of Sarah’s Daughters” (1997) traces director Marcia Jarmel’s experiences as she attends the Orthodox wedding of a formerly secular friend and feminist like herself. As she peers into this seemingly patriarchal world, she finds her own preconceptions challenged.

Jarmel, who grew up in Boulder and now lives and works in San Francisco, will be in Boulder for the sneak preview of her new film, “Got Balz,” the opening night film of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, on March 10. In anticipation of her visit, we invite audiences to view one of her first films, co-directed by her husband Ken Schneider.

Join us for this penetrating film about young women entering Orthodoxy and listen to women in our own community who have made the choice to live an observant life.  Following the screening of the hour-long documentary, a group of Boulder women will discuss the issues raised in the film with the audience.  The evening begins with Havdallah. Kosher wine, cheese and crackers and desserts will be served.

The screening and panel discussion is Saturday, February 16, 7:00 pm,  at the Boulder JCC. The cost is $10 at the door.  Questions? Kathryn@boulderjcc.org, 303-998-1021.

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Director of Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."

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