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What Does It Mean to Be An American Jew Today?

posted Dec 8, 2012, 10:52 AM by Interfaith WS

What does the most successful doll on the planet show us about being Jewish today?  What does it mean to be an American Jew today? What does it mean to be a member of any tribe in the 21st Century? 


You’re invited to explore these questions Sunday, January 27 at the a/perture cinema on Fourth Street in Winston-Salem during a free screening of the independent film, “The Tribe.”  The short film begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring three chaplains from Wake Forest University, Rabbi Michael Gisser, Rev. K. Monet Rice and Imam Khalid Griggs.


The film, narrated by Peter Coyote, weaves together archival footage, graphics, animation, Barbie dioramas and slam poetry to take the audience on an electric ride of both the Barbie doll and the 5,000-year history of the Jewish people.  You can watch the trailer at .


The screening is sponsored jointly by Interfaith Winston-Salem, the chaplain’s office at Wake Forest University, the City’s Human Relations Commission and the a/perture cinema.  For more information contact Jerry McLeese at 336-722-9112.