Westchester Reform Temple, AJC Westchester and the JCC of Mid-Westchester are pleased to co-sponsor an evening highlighting the award winning documentary Life in Stills (Israel 2011, 60 min. Hebrew & German, English Subtitles). The evening will begin with a screening of the film and followed by a question and answer session with one of the stars of this heartfelt documentary, Ben Peter.
Life in Stills follows the story of Miriam Weissenstein who, at the age of 96, never imagined that she would be facing a new chapter in her life. But when "The Photo House" – her late husband Rudi’s life’s work – was destined for demolition, even this opinionated and uncompromising woman knew she needed help. Under the cloud of a family
tragedy, a special relationship is forged between Miriam and her grandson, Ben Peter, as they join forces to save the shop and its nearly one million negatives that document Israel’s defining moments. Despite the generation gap and many conflicts, Ben and Miriam
embark on a heart-wrenching journey, comprising many humorous and touching moments – a journey that requires a lot of love, courage, and compassion.