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The Private and Public Lives of Families in Israeli Cinema Today with Miri Kubovy

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Westchester Reform Temple will host a three-session film series depicting the lives of a variety of families in contemporary Israel on three consecutive Sundays, January 29, February 5 and 12 at 4:00 pm.  Top-rated Israeli TV series A Touch Away (2007, in Hebrew, Russian
with English and French Subtitles) will be the focus of the first two sessions on Sunday January 29 and February 5.  Session Three on February 12 in this film series presents Aviva My Love (2006, in Hebrew with English subtitles).


Miri Kubovy, Harvard University professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (retired), and an honorary professor at the Free University of Berlin, will lead post-screening discussions to examine how the families interact with each other, and the impact that interaction has on individual family members' identity, needs, agenda, and dreams. Professor Kubovy currently teaches Hebrew literature and cultural studies at the City University of New York, The New School University, Central Synagogue, and the JCC in Manhattan.

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