In commemoration of the lives of the victims of the atrocity at the Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh and in solidarity with the Jewish people, the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum presents seven films celebrating Jewish life. Admission to all screenings is free. This film series is organized by the George Eastman Museum in partnership with the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester. May the memory of the eleven victims be for a blessing.
In 1904 Poland, Yentl is a young Jewish girl wishing to become a religious scholar—at the time exclusively the realm of men. Barbra Streisand purchased the story rights of Yentl ten years before she was able to convince Hollywood to make this film, eventually becoming the director, co-writer, co-producer, and star.
Sponsor: Daphne, Howard, Chase and Cooper Cohen