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We've been enjoying our virtual film/theater discussions, and the Meetup for August 16 should be another winner. The film is "24 Jours" (24 Days), a French thriller based on a true incident. (Thank you, Ronit, for the suggestion.) The film from 2016 covers a kidnapping and torture in 2006 of Ilan Halimi, a 23 year old French Jewish man, and the drama and horror his family goes through as the police try to locate him. It begins and ends with the voice of his mother, who wrote the book upon which the film is based. The story is not for the faint of heart, but will open up a conversation at many levels. The movie is currently available on Amazon Prime video and can be rented there for those who don't subscribe for $3.99. You'll have to buy your own popcorn and beverage, too. (: Remember to RSVP here in order to get access to the Zoom meeting waiting room. If you invite a guests, privately email Beverly with their login name so I can let them in, unless you are sharing a screen.
(The above picture shows some attendees at the first JewFFFr Meetup at Soltan Banoo Persian restaurant in 2015.) The Jewish community of Iran has deep roots, which we will hear about at our upcoming Diaspora Dining Meetup via Zoom. On Sunday, September 13 at noon Gary will share his research on Persian Jewish history and culture. You'll be able to listen and socialize with your JewFFFr friends in the comfort of your own home. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! As our planning progresses for this event, you can plan the Iranian menu you'll enjoy at home to enhance your enjoyment of this culture. Fortunately many Persian restaurants are available for take-out; you'll find them listed online. You must RSVP for this event in order to be let into the meeting from the Zoom waiting room. If you are inviting a guest, add them to your RSVP number. Then privately email Beverly with his/her log-in name, unless you are sharing screens. We'll send out a reminder to you once we are closer to the event date.
So much streaming of movies and plays; so little time! We hope you will make time on Sunday, October 18, at 2:00 PM to socialize and talk about the movie or play we've chosen to all watch. The way it works is you view the film or play we've chosen on your own schedule, then login to Zoom for our discussion. Your help in researching options are appreciated! We've found that most people have Netflix and Amazon for streaming. We have also been successful watching plays to support local San Diego theaters. We will look forward to hearing from you. You will have to RSVP here in order to be let into the Zoom meeting from the waiting room. If you want to invite a friend, add them to your RSVP number and privately message Beverly with their login name. (Not necessary if you are sharing a screen.)