Friday, April 24, 2009

The Seattle Jewish Film Festival comes to Tacoma!

Saturday evening, May 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma WA 98402

Director(s): Guy Nattiv & Erez Tadmor

Country: Israel

Year: 2007

Running time: 85 MINUTES

Language: Heberew, Arabic & French w/subtitles

An accidental meeting sparks an improbable romance linking an Israeli kibbutznik and a Palestinian woman in this critically-acclaimed exploration of nationality and the heart. Eyal and Rana (superb improvisation by actors Liron Levo and Lubna Azabal) meet serendipitously on their way to the World Cup soccer finals in Berlin after their bags are mistakenly swapped. A quick magnetic glance on a subway soon becomes an unbreakable bond, even as war in their homeland tests loyalties. Montagues and Capulets, meet Eyal and Rana.

Topics: Drama, Romance, Soccer, Young Professionals, Israel/Palestine. Mature content.

General admission: $11, Seniors and students w/ID: $8

Tickets available from or at the temple office during regular business hours. Tickets can also be purchased at the theatre, 1/2 hour before the screening.

For more information, please call Abby Cohen at 253-564-7101

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Come for a Laugh

This Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., please join us for Temple Beth El's Film Festival screening of "Funny Girl". Barbra Streisand won a well-deserved Best Actress Oscar for her performance as the legendary comedienne Fanny Brice. Refreshments and discussion to follow the film. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Temple office at 253-564-7101.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Here Comes the Sun

Please join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event as we celebrate Birkat HaHammah, the Blessing of the Sun. This ritual occurs only once every 28 years, and it falls on the Eve of Passover. Temple Beth El will hold a siyyum; a Torah study session and breakfast celebration.

Date: Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 Time: 8:30 a.m.

If you miss this event, you will have to wait until the year 2037 to get another chance!

For more information about Birkat HaHammah, here are some interesting links:
Shalom Center
A truly beautiful poster is available at "Blessing of the Sun"

Questions? Call the Temple office.