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Shomrei Sponsors NJ Jewish Film Festival 2012

Joining neighborhood synagogues, Shomrei has made a commitment to support this great cultural initiative, and is an official sponsor of the upcoming NJ Jewish Film Festival. Each sponsoring synagogugue/organization has been asked to choose a film from the series and to be its official sponsor.

Our film, “Reuniting the Rubins” will be screened on Saturday, March 31st at 9 PM and is described below. We hope that you will join us at the JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange.  Tickets are $12. Please call or email Marge for more information and/or to reserve a ticket or tickets, 973 746 5031 x1, execdirector@shomrei.org.

The feature film will be preceded by a short, “The Tenth Man," whose description follows below as well.

Please look for brochures in the Shomrei lobby – the Film Festival’s Opening Night is Sunday, March 18.

Director/Yoav Factor
United Kingdom, 2011 (97 minutes), English

Lenny Rubins is an uptight lawyer, eager to relax on a much-needed retirement cruise, when his ailing mother (Honor Blackman) corners him into a reunion with his estranged children. The members of this family don’t seem to come from the same planet. There’s the successful, hard-nosed capitalist; the outspoken eco-warrior with a secret life; the silent Buddhist monk; and the strictly-observant born-again rabbi. Is the crisis they face enough to motivate this family to the sacrifice, soul-searching, and change needed overcome their quarrels and find the best in each other, so they can unite around the seder table?

Preceded by

Director/ Sam Leifer
United Kingdom, 2006 (10:42 minutes), English

Kidnapping and comical dirty tricks are the way of the street among the aging Jewish community of London's East End.