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A Screening of the Film “Amen: A Story of Our Times”

August 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Amen-Amen-Amen tells the story of the first Jewish community formed in a Muslim country in centuries (in Dubai) and the Torah Scroll made in Israel and dedicated to the memory of the late Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father of the UAE – dedicating a Torah Scroll to an Arab-Muslim ruler is a first in the history of the world.

 The film follows the Torah Scroll from Israel to Brooklyn to Abu Dhabi, where it was then presented to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in November 2019, by the Jewish community of the Emirates. Amen-Amen-Amen has never-before-seen footage of the Torah Scroll gift presentation.

Special guests on Sunday include John Sexton, President Emeritus, New York University and Co-Founder of NYU Abu Dhabi; Tom Gallagher, Filmmaker, Writer, Director and Producer of Amen-Amen-Amen; and via Zoom, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Council of the Emirates.  A discussion will follow the screening of the film.

Discussion led by John Sexton

Here is a link to the trailer  https://www.amenthefilm.com/

Details

Date:
August 29, 2021
Time:
5:00 pm

Venue

Fire Island Synagogue

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