Jewish LIFE Presents Film, Theodore Bikel: In The Shoes Of Sholom Aleichem

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The Irma Horowitz Film Series will be showing the film, “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem” Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 PM at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater. The program is supported by the Irma Horowitz Endowment Fund and is offered through Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone), a community-wide Jewish adult education program serving residents of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties.

The film, “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem”, combines Bikel’s charismatic storytelling and masterful performances with a broader exploration of Aleichem’s remarkable life and work. Following the film, there will be a discussion led by Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, widow of Theodore Bikel and Director of the Theodore Bikel Legacy Project. Ms. Ginsberg Bikel is an American-Israeli writer, journalist, public speaker, and a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The community is invited to attend the program. The registration fee is $18 per person and includes the film and falafel dinner. Attendees may register online or call 908-443-9018.

Participating Jewish LIFE agencies and synagogues include: Chabad of Greater Somerset County; Chabad Jewish Center of Southern Somerset County, Chabad of Hunterdon County; Flemington Jewish Community Center; Congregation Kehilat Shalom, Belle Mead; Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties; Knesseth Israel, Bound Brook; Or Chadash, the Reform Temple of Hunterdon County, Flemington; Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC), Bridgewater; Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey; Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough; Temple Beth El, Somerset; Temple Har Shalom, Warren; and Temple Sholom, Bridgewater.

The Jewish LIFE program guide — including details for special events, films, and course offerings taught by area Rabbis at participating Jewish LIFE synagogues — is available at the JCC and on line at For further information, please contact the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center at 908-443-9018.