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Movie Night: The Four Sons

The Four Sons And All Their Sons

A Passover Tale

Date: Sunday, March 18

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Congregation B'nai Torah

Cost: None

Contact: Diane Judem ([email protected])

RSVP: not needed, just show up!

Open to all, members and non-members alike

Come join Adult Learning on Sunday evening, March 18th at 7 pm, as we get in the mood for Passover by watching the short documentary “The Four Sons And All Their Sons.” Feel free to bring a friend, and a dessert or snack to share! Beverages will be served!

The Four Sons are the focus of one of the most beloved and intriguing tales at the Passover Seder, so much so that the fable has been relentlessly reinterpreted over the centuries—in art, in music, in words—as often as any story ever told.

Generations have used it to suggest how to pass on beliefs to their children, a cornerstone of the Seder and really of all faiths. So, join our Seder, including 34 versions of the story, and meet the most special siblings at any Seder—the Four Sons.

About the Director

Allen Oren, an Emmy-winning journalist, produced, directed, and wrote ”THE FOUR SONS AND ALL THEIR SONS: A Passover Tale.” His previous documentary was “18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre,” about Judaism’s most sacred prayer, nominated for two Emmys. He is a full-time Journalism professor at Pace University and long-time working journalist, first in print, including a stint as Entertainment Editor of USA TODAY, then in broadcast, winning an Emmy for a series on the history of Madison Square Garden and an Emmy nomination for a documentary on the topic. He was a movie and theater critic on TV and in newspapers in New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, and Charlotte, and he worked as a magazine journalist for four years in Israel. He is a long-time student of Jewish history and religion.