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  • FJC Hosts Free Film Screening of “My Hero Brother” for Jewish Disability Inclusion and Awareness Month

    Posted ‍‍כ שבט ה תשעח - February 5, 2018 By in Lifelong Learning, Special Event With | Comments Off my-hero-brother-71

    My Hero Brother moves hearts and minds with its story of adventure, perseverance and sibling love”. Jessica Steinberg, TIMES OF ISRAEL

    Free, public screening

    Tuesday, February 18: Noon optional brown bag lunch (drinks and desserts provided), 12:30 P.M. film screening and discussion 


    Falmouth Jewish Congregation invites the public to a free, public screening of the film My Hero Brother on Tuesday, February 13. This 2016 Israeli documentary was chosen to mark February’s designation as Jewish Disability Inclusion and Awareness Month. The film will screen at 12:30 P.M. and be followed by a discussion. Preceding the film at Noon is an optional brown bag lunch, with drinks and desserts provided. All are welcome to this event at Falmouth Jewish Congregation’s Blanche and Joel D. Seifer Community Center at 7 Hatchville Road in East Falmouth. Please note that the congregation prohibits pork and shellfish, so please do not include them in your lunch.

    Director Yonatan Nir’s 2016 documentary chronicles a group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome embarks on a demanding trip through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their “normal” brothers and sisters. Unresolved conflicts and the complexities of growing up with a Down syndrome child in the family come to surface, while a heart-warming and special closeness develops among the siblings as they deal with formidable physical and emotional challenges. The difficult trials and poignant relationships set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, open new horizons and greatly deepen our understanding of special needs people and their families.

    Learn more about the film and watch a trailer at:

    Learn more about the organization My Hero Brother at:


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