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January 28 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



January 28
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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14Y Theater
344 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Please join us for a screening of Kaddish, an award-winning documentary that explores the impact of intergenerational trauma on a Jewish family in 1980s New York. A discussion with the film’s director and producer Steve Brand will follow the screening.

Join us following the film for a reception featuring light refreshments.

Tickets: $17.99, includes ticketing fees

This event is presented by FED Social, in collaboration with the 14th Street Y, to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

About the film:
Yossi Klein’s life was shaped by an event he never experienced. His father, Zoltan, a Hungarian Jew, survived the Holocaust in part by hiding in a hole in the ground for six months. In 1950 he relocated to Brooklyn’s Borough Park, the largest Orthodox community of survivors in the United States, and three years later Yossi was born. For many boomers coming of age in the 1950s and ‘60s, the postwar years were a time of stability and calm, but Yossi’s childhood was dominated by his father’s belief that the Shoah could recur at any time. Kaddish movingly contemplates how trauma is passed down from parent to child, and how history must be confronted lest it be repeated.

The film has received critical accolades ranging from New York Magazine (“a remarkable American documentary”) to the Los Angeles Times (“Superb … nothing less than a spiritual odyssey”), the Washington Post (“remarkable for its sensitivity and immediacy”), Boston Globe (“deeply felt … disturbing”), Village Voice (“a stunning profile”), Los Angeles Weekly (“Full of the unexpected: a sense of humor and joie de vive”), Brookline Tab (“Sometimes painfully tender and sometimes even delightfully funny … should be seen by every Jew … and every gentile”), Jewish World (“A landmark film in both style and content …  a film that every American Jew – committed and assimilated, religious and secular – ought to see.”)

The 14Y is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator to the second floor for access to our theater. The building also has an ADA compliant, gender-neutral restroom. For added convenience, half of the chairs in the 14Y Theater are armless. Masks are optional but always welcome. Please notify us of any specific accommodation requirements, such as translation services, lighting or sensory adaptations, or different furniture preferences, at least seven days prior to the event so that we can make the necessary arrangements to meet your needs.

Questions? Please reach out to Akia Squitieri, 14Y’s Director of Arts + Culture, via email at artsandculture@14streety.org.

About FED:
FED (www.fedsocial.co) – like TED talks, but you also get fed – is a nonprofit organization based on the values, experiences, and culture of the Jewish tradition. Since 2015, we have brought people from diverse backgrounds and professional walks of life for open and honest dialogue; delicious, vegetable-forward food; and the creative energy and ideas of others at FED. Our goal in presenting creative, interactive Jewish culture and other artistic content is to build global human empathy, social connections, and a personal sense of meaning, while allowing participants to feel part of something larger than themselves which transcends the collective.

About the 14th Street Y:
The 14th Street Y (14Y) is a vibrant community center grounded in the belief that 21st century Jewish values can be a source of inspiration, connection, and learning for the individuals and families we serve throughout downtown Manhattan.
The theater at 14Y focuses on social awareness and change through big picture narrative, placing artists at the heart of our community and seeking to create an inclusive cultural experience for all.

The 14Y is part of Educational Alliance’s network of community centers that provide a vast array of educational, cultural, and rehabilitation programs and help people of all backgrounds to flourish at all stages of their lives.