Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel Screens Emmy-Nominated ‘Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas’ 11/18

Producer Liam Romalis

From Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel:

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI), located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, invites the public to a screening of “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas” on Sunday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.Producer Liam Romalis will facilitate a discussion about the movie as part of the program, which includes the Jewish/Irish short film, “Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion.” Refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 for the public and advance registration is requested; sign up at https://www.tsti.org/calendar/film-series. For additional information, email Tracy Horwitz atthorwitz@tstinj.org.

Set almost entirely in a Chinese restaurant, “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas” is an irreverent musical documentary about a group of Jewish songwriters— including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks—who have written and performed some of the most memorable Christmas songs. The film has been nominated for a 2018 International Emmy award.

Also in November is the ongoing mindfulness class, “Opening the Heart and Mind Meditation,” which is held every other Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. The class, facilitated by Beth Sandweiss, will meet next on November 21, 2018 and continues through the year. No prior experience is necessary.

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI) is a dynamic, inclusive Reform congregation that offers numerous ways for members to connect with and celebrate being part of the Jewish community and the world. Welcoming Jews by birth or by choice, interfaith, traditional and non-traditional families, and children of all abilities, TSTI provides lifelong learning and enriching programs for all members through a full complement of religious services, early childhood and religious school education, cultural programs, and activities that foster connection, engagement and community outreach in a joyful, judgment-free environment. TSTI is located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, drawing members from Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston and surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.tsti.org.