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[VIRTUAL] Tattooed Torah - Film and Panel Discussion

Date: April 18, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This is an animated film based on the renowned children's book by Marvell Ginsburg, which has been educating children about the Holocaust for over 30 years. "The Tattooed Torah" is a profound story of love, bonds across generations, tradition, resilience, and above all – a story of hope.

The adaptation of "The Tattooed Torah" into an animated short film is a three-generational endeavor, initiated by Marvell's daughter, Beth Kopin, who first had the dream to transform this book into a film, and is one of the executive producers.

The program will begin with a 22-minute viewing of the film followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q&A. Beth will be joined by our very own local resident and producer, Lisa Effress, director Marc Bennett, animator Christian Robins, film editor John Polk, composer Daniel Alcheh and narrator, actor Ed Asner. The discussion will be moderated by Rabbi Marc Soloway of Congregation Bonai Shalom.

This award-winning film is presented by The Goldrich Family Foundation in association with USC Shoah Foundation, executive producers Melinda Goldrich and Stephen Smith, produced by Lisa Effress of 11 Dollar Bill, animation by Jeffrey Pittle and Christian Robins, original score by Daniel Alcheh, and recorded by The Bow Tie Orchestra and Choir of Moscow, co-written by Brett Kopin and Marc Bennett, story by Greg Ferkel, directed by Marc Bennett, and narrated by actor Ed Asner.

This animated short is recommended for children 9 years and older.

Sunday, April 18 | 4 - 5:30 MT | FREE

Co-Promoted by:

  • Boulder Hadassah
  • JCC of Northern NJ
  • Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
  • Haver
  • Temple Kol Ami
  • Tuscon JCC
  • United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula