Please join Temple Adat Shalom for lunch and a screening of "Salam Neighbor" followed by discussion led by Rabbi David Castiglione at Temple Adat Shalom, Fischlowitz Cultural Center. "Salam Neighbor" follows the adventure of two Americans who deliberately head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 80,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp. As the first film makers allowed by the UN to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge into the heart of the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis. Donations welcome to offset cost of lunch.
In this unique, live one-woman show, Patricia Ward Kelly—his wife and biographer—gives us the story. Taking audiences behind the scenes, she presents an intimate portrait of this innovative artist, who gave us such iconic works as An American in Paris and Singin’ in the Rain.
LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This season, the program has nine films – filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor. Tickets can be bought at the door.
A stern hard-liner judge with little mercy has a moral dilemma when his wife is diagnosed with an incurable and painful illness.
The Lawrence Family JCC will screen the short documentary, Vaden Versus, followed by a motivational program including a question and answer session with “The Ultimate” Vaden, himself.
Vaden’s story goes from triumph to tragedy back to triumph again. In a 1999 title fight, the world champion boxer knocked out Stephan Johnson. While Vaden knew his opponent was hurt, he had no idea he would die 15 days later. Wracked with guilt, the San Diego native was forced to deal with the consequences of his victory. Admits Vaden, “I’ve been in very dark places, almost forgetting how to live. But,” he continues, “I got back in the ring, worked through fear and guilt and learned how to breathe again.”
La Jolla, CA — Marcia Nasatir, the subject of a new documentary, is indeed a stylish and classy broad on many levels. In her early 90’s, she’s fond of selfies, commutes 140 miles round trip (from Brentwood to Dana Point) for regular appointments with her long standing hairstylist and proudly poses for photos with a sign that reads “Well behaved women seldom make history.”