CALL TO ACTION: Stop the showing of the film about ex-Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach - "alleged" Serial Sexual Predator
October 6, 2008
The JCC of Manhattan will be showing a film about ex-Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. The program is being funded by The Arthur F. and Arnold M. Frankel Foundation. We've been told that the film does not portray the alleged sex crimes committed against women and teenage girls by this "alleged serial sexual predator.
We as a people need to stop the rewriting of history. Those who have been sexually victimized by Shlomo Carlebach and their family members deserve to have their voices heard. Stop the false portrayal of Shlomo Carlebach as being Tzadduk (saint).
The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St., NY, NY
Press: 646-505-4493 (Angie Lieber)
The Arthur F. and Arnold M. Frankel Foundation
c/o Jedd Wider (Trustee)
101 Park Ave.
New York , NY 10178
You Never Know-Shlomo Carlebach
Directed by Boaz Shahak (63 min, Israel, 2008) Rabbi, folksinger and composer Shlomo Carlebach is considered by many to be the foremost Jewish religious songwriter of our time. He passed away over a decade ago, yet his compositions and spiritual messages have grown in strength. Today his music fills concert halls and enjoys a large following in almost every Jewish community. Carlebach's life touched millions of Jews and non-Jews around the world. The vitality of his personality impacted everyone he met. This sensitive, personal film takes you on a journey that searches for his touch.
Followed by Q&A with Director, Boaz Shahak
Tue, Oct 28
Location: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. (Program room assignments will be available at the JCC Customer Service Desk, in the lobby of the Samuel Priest Rose Building.)
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.
The Film program is supported, in part, by a grant from The Arthur F. and Arnold M. Frankel Foundation.