The Conservative Synagogue Hosts Critically-Acclaimed Film
“Israel Inside—How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference”
Westport, Connecticut, November 12, 2012--The Conservative Synagogue (TCS) of Westport is screening the film, Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. The fifty-five minute film will be followed by a question & answer session and lite Middle Eastern fare. The program, appropriate for adults and teens, is free and open to the public and will take place at TCS, 30 Hillspoint Road in Westport. The film has premiered in major U.S. cities and has been screened in over 150 communities in 27 countries.
Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference is a new feature-length documentary that explores the positive characteristics of Israeli society from a humanistic, psychological, and emotional perspective. It is an insightful and uplifting documentary that focuses on the story of the people of Israel whose resilience has propelled them to the forefront of world innovation and progress. The film highlights the significant advancements Israel has made in the fields of science, environment, medicine and technology.
The documentary is hosted by Dr. Tal Ben Shahar. A former Harvard lecturer, Ben Shahar returned to his native country, Israel, to examine the core character strengths that have enabled Israelis to overcome challenges and turn a barren desert into a flourishing nation. The film explores the deep-rooted values such as education, family and responsibility for the world (a Jewish concept called, “tikkun olam”) that directly contribute to Israel’s accomplishments in the economic, technological and humanitarian spheres. The film features interviews with leading entrepreneurs, academics and politicians.
Reservations are encouraged and can be made by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact Joanne at (203) 454-4673. Israel Inside is part of Step Up for Israel, an international grassroots Israel education campaign chaired by Professor Alan Dershowitz and Ambassador Dore Gold. To view the trailer for the film, visit www.israelinsidethemovie.com.