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July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come in person to celebrate the beginning of summer with old friends, while meeting new acquaintances.
Welcome Back Extravaganza
In 1996, NASA astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman brought a small Torah scroll on board Space Shuttle Columbia. On Shabbat, while orbiting Earth, he read from the book of Genesis, “In the beginning, God created heaven and the earth.”
This is a story about inspiration, communities, and a man’s journey.
Watch with us the Space Torah film.
Meet in person* or online**:
Astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman.
Space Historian Dr. Slava Gerovich
Executive Producer, Rachel Raz.
See more information about the film at spacetorahproject.com.
Enjoy an appetizing cafeteria featuring a cash bar. Jewish dietary law is observed.
This event is organized by Congregation Kehillath Israel and Center Makor. All proceeds will benefit the World premiere, on September 29, 2021, of the documentary My Babi Yar: Memory for Ages at CKI and CM. More info about this documentary at centermakor.org/babi-yar.
In the program:
The Film Screening (25 minutes)
Panel: One Space – Two Histories, Q&A, Silent auction of artworks and the Space Torah memorabilia, books, and photo signing. Cafeteria. Live Music.
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, Astronaut
Dr. Slava Gerovitch, Soviet Space Historian
Rachel Raz, Executive Producer
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
The Film Screening (25 minutes) starts at 7:30 pm.
Tickets: $30; couples: $50; children under 18: $15.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Russian-Jewish Community Foundation we are now able to offer a group discount: $200 for 10 persons: buy 8 tickets, get 2 free!
*Capacity: In order to ensure a comfortable experience for everyone, space is limited to 150 guests.
Masks are required when not eating or drinking.
**Watch the Extravaganza live online if you can’t come in person. If you buy tickets, you will receive the link to online translation by 6:50 p.m., July 1, 2021.