3 2013

The University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to present

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

St. Paul JCC 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
612-624-4914 jwst@umn.edu

Contact Laura Lechner

Noemi Schory will show and discuss religion. com, one in a series of three films that she has produced about the Haredim (Ultra-Orthodox) in Israel. The film shows us an intense debate within the Bnei-Brak community between two men who represent opposing views of the internet. One sees the opportunity for greater freedom of expression; the other wages a struggle against what he believes will destroy their way of life. This "internet dilemma" exists for American ultra-orthodox Jews as well; some opposing its use and others finding it a powerful tool for Torah study. At the same time, for Orthodox gays and lesbians, the internet has proven invaluable in creating a world-wide community of support and understanding.

A renowned documentary film director and producer, Noemi Schory is active in Israeli and many international co-productions. She produced A Film Unfinished about the Warsaw Ghetto, which received numerous awards worldwide and was an Emmy nominee after being screened on PBS. In 2005, Schory was elected president of Input, the international public television conference. She also serves as a museum film director and producer for Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. She is the Head of Film Studies at Midrasha College of Art.