We always look forward to spring AND the annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival. The festival includes films shown around the valley from Sunday April 12 through Sunday April 26.
Among other films, you can see Self Made at Umass Amherst on Wed. April 15. According to the description: “Idiosyncratic and dripping with black humor, Self Made tells the story of two women – one Israeli, the other Palestinian – who are trapped within their respective worlds. After a mix-up at a checkpoint, they find themselves living the life of the other on the opposite side of the border. ” Weekend films include Waltz with Bashir, an amazing Israeli animated war documentary depicting director Ari Folman in search of his lost memories of his experience as a soldier in the 1982 Lebanon War. This film is showing at Shelburne Falls on Saturday April 18.
You can find the full calendar here and we hope to see you at the movies!
We invite everyone to come to a special Shabbat service this Friday night, January 30, 7:30-9 p.m., sponsored by Beit Ahavah’s Tzedek Tzedek (social justice) committee.
Beit Ahavah’s long-time members Lucy Garbus and David Slack will present their passionate work through sharing and photographs, as part of Haiti Marycare, an organization that addresses the health issues in Haiti, focusing on the town of Jacquesyl and its surroundings. Lucy and David’s next trip to Haiti is in March.
Rabbi Riqi will also share about the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) projects in Haiti and the Jewish imperative of “justice, justice shall you pursue.”
We are collecting the following items below for Lucy and David to bring to Haiti. We will collect items on Friday night and throughout the next month.
PLEASE BRING AS MANY OF THE FOLLOWING HEALTH ITEMS (new, unopened) to our collection box at Beit Ahavah:
Automatic Blood Pressure Cuffs
Anti-fungals: Clotrimazole, Lotrimin, Nystatin, Terbinafine, Tolnaftate
Antacids: Pepcid, Ranitidine, Tagamet, Tums, Zantac
Topical Creams: Bacitracin, Hydrocortisone, Neosporin
Aspirin (81 mg. tablets)
Benadryl (both liquid and tablets)
NIX (for lice)
Motrin (for children and for adults)
Tylenol (for children and for adults)