January 11, 2020
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Second Saturday of the month, 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!
JUNE 8: LOVING LEAH
Jake Lever (Adam Kaufman) is a successful cardiologist living in the upscale Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Jake receives a phone call from his mother informing him that his brother has died suddenly. He feels guilty for not having kept in touch with his brother for several years. After Ben's funeral, Jake finds out that because his brother's wife Leah (Lauren Ambrose) has been left without children, they must perform a ceremony called halizah in order not to conduct a levirate marriage.
Jake and Leah agree, but Jake changes his mind after seeing that Leah is wearing a necklace with exactly the same hamsa that his brother gave him. The amulet reminds Jake of how much he loved his big brother. He tells Leah that he doesn't want to deny his brother's existence, which is what he believes the halizah vow requires of him. Leah decides that she wants to leave her mother's home, become independent, and start college. Leah agrees to Jake's alternate offer to marry him and moves with him to Washington for a platonic relationship. Jake is constantly busy with work at the hospital, Leah adjusts to finding her way around a new city—eventually, true love arises, and the two find that the greatest gift Benjamin has given them is each other.