February 9, 2019
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Saturday, February 09, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The evening begins in the Lounge with a delicious POT LUCK dinner that is notably strong on desserts. Members arrive at 6:00 pm, and we begin eating by 6:30. The movie starts at 7:30 without fail. Please RSVP to Helen Howey (718-268-9142) to let her know what food you will be bringing to share. Your dish should be enough for six to eight servings. New members are especially welcome!
February 9: Loving Leah
This film was directed by Jeff Bleckner and stars Adam Kaufman as a non-observant Jewish bachelor who feels compelled to marry his rabbi brother's widow, Leah (Lauren Ambrose), so as to honor him via the ancient Jewish law of yibbum (levirate marriage).. To prepare for her role, Lauren Ambrose spends time with women in a Hasidic community. Jake finds out that because his brother's wife Leah has been left without children, they must perform a ceremony,—a halizah— in order not to conduct a levirate marriage. The story continues with Jake and Leah in a relationship that is confusing but eventually, true love arises.